It’s August, the sounds of water splashing surround us. At the pool, at the beach, most appetizing though is the sound of a crisp batch of cold tea entering an icy glass. Nothing like a flavorful, and thoughtfully curated blend of refreshing herbs, brewed to perfection, to quench your thirst.
The following recipes were created to help you make the most of summer sharing!
How to prepare iced tea:
Hot Then Chill Immediately: Pour hot water over double the amount of tea bags (use 2 biodegradable tea sachets per 10 oz. water). Allow to steep for 5- 10 minutes, the longer the better. Pour hot tea over a glass full of ice. The melting ice will chill the tea and dilute to perfect iced tea taste.
Hot Brew Then Chill: Use 1 biodegradable sachet per 10 oz. of hot water. Allow tea to brew for at least 10 minutes, then place in the refrigerator for 2 hours to cool. Pour over ice.
Cold Brew Or Hot Then Chill In Fridge: Use 1 biodegradable tea sachet per 10oz. of room temperature or cold water. Just toss sachets into a pitcher of water and allow to brew in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours. Drink as is or pour over ice.
Spearmint Rose Spritz
This Spearmint Rose Spritz is nothing short of thirst quenching and bursting with flavor. By adding fresh versions of flavors already included in the tea, the flavors become even more amplified and even more delicious.
- Grace Farms’ Spearmint Rose Herbal Tea
- Sparkling Water
- Lemon juice & lemon for garnish (fresh or bottled juice)
- Fresh mint
- Brew GFF Spearmint Rose Herbal Tea
- Add lemon juice and fresh mint (muddle for extra flavor release)
- Top with ice and sparkling water
Berry Hibiscus Citrus Slushy
This Berry Hibiscus Citrus Slushy combines a multitude of flavors: Hibiscus, Orange, Strawberry, Lemon Verbena and Elderflower. The medley of flavors has the perfect balance between sweetness and tartness, amounting to the perfect summer treat.
- Grace Farms’ Hibiscus Orange Herbal Tea
- Strawberries (frozen or fresh)
- Orange juice
- Brew Hibiscus Orange Tea
- Blend tea with strawberries and a squeeze of orange juice
- Garnish with orange
Quick Chai Latte
This Quick Iced Chai Latte will soon be a summer regular of yours. With the Grace Farms Foods Rooibos Chai Tea there is little need for adding additional spices, eliminating the additional task of going to the grocery store when all you want to do is kickback and start sippin’.
- Grace Farms’ Rooibos Chai tea
- Milk of choice
- Sweetener of choice (honey, maple syrup, cane sugar)
- Additional spices (cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg)
- Brew Rooibos Chai tea
- Add sweetener of choice into the hot tea
- Pour over ice
- Top with spices of choice
Iced London Fog
This Iced London Fog acts as a great replacement for coffee if you still crave the sweet and creamy flavor of milk and sugar, but would rather a lighter portion of caffeine.
- Grace Farms Earl Grey Tea
- Milk of choice
- Sweetener of choice (brown sugar works great for this recipe) (honey, maple syrup, cane sugar, etc.)
- Vanilla extract
- Brew Earl Grey Tea
- Combine vanilla extract and sweetener
- Pour over ice
- Combine milk of choice (or froth for a more interesting texture)
- Top with cinnamon
Jasmine Green Tea (Half & Half)
This “half and half” beverage is a twist of the traditional Arnold Palmer, made with Jasmine Green Tea as opposed to black tea to emphasize a more floral flavor alongside the lemon.
- Grace Farms Jasmine Green Tea
- Lemon juice
- Sweetener of choice (honey, maple syrup, cane sugar, etc.)
- Still or Sparkling water
- Brew Jasmine Green Tea
- In a separate glass, mix lemon juice, water, and sweetener to make your lemonade
- Combine over ice and garnish with a lemon