There's nothing like a tall glass of refreshing iced tea on a hot summer day! Powdered iced teas might be loaded with sugar and preservatives, but thankfully, there are tons of delightful and healthier iced tea recipes that lets foodies incorporate their favorite flavors in their glass of refreshment.
Iced Raspberry Green Tea Limeade (Kitchen Treaty)
This Iced Raspberry Green Tea Limeade recipe from Kitchen Treaty is a lovely and fruity iced tea that combines the sweet tartness of raspberries and the refreshing citrus tang of lime.Make this recipe extra healthy by skipping ganulated sugar and using Stevia instead.
"Pretty. Refreshing. And pretty refreshing. This unique, naturally pink green tea limeade is the perfect drink for summer – or any other time of year."
- 4 cups water
- 1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- Zest of one lime
- 4 bags green tea
- 1/2 cup fresh lime juice (about 4 – 6 limes, depending on size/juiciness)
- Lime slices and/or fresh or frozen raspberries for garnish (optional)
Thai Tea Recipe (White on Rice Couple)
If you're a fan of chai tea, you'll love this Thai Tea Recipe from White on Rice Couple. Black tea is made flavorful and fragrant with anise, cloves and cardamom. Use coconut sugar instead of granulated sugar, and coconut milk instead of cream for a healthier vegan version.
"Latest note about this Thai tea recipe: we’ve updated this Thai iced tea recipe with an organic tea bag option and with coconut milk!"
- 4 cups water
- 4 organic black tea bags
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 anise stars
- 1 green cardamom pod , smashed
- 2 whole cloves
- 1 cup half and half (approximately), (some folks also use coconut milk, whole milk, sweetened condensed milk)
Perfect Peach Iced Tea (Minimalist Baker)
This Perfect Peach Iced Tea from Minimalist Baker just hits the spot! This is a simple iced black tea recipe infused with the fruity sweetness of peach. The secret lies in the syrup - organic cane sugar is combined with peaches and allowed to steep before partying with the black tea.
"3-ingredient peach iced tea that's perfectly sweet and mega peachy. Perfect for hot summer days and BBQs."
- 1 cup organic cane sugar
- 1 cup water
- 2 ripe peaches, thinly sliced + more for serving
- 2-3 Tbsp loose leaf black tea (3-4 tea bags), depending on how strong you prefer it
- 8 cups filtered water
Ludy's Kitchen Cooking Tip:
Trying to find the easiest way to make iced tea from tea bags? It's as easy as making a strong hot brew. Let cool for a few minutes and pour over lots of ice. Sweeten as preferred.