How to make Iced tea | Recipe Iced tea with Watermelon and Darjeeling
Iced tea is the perfect drink for hot summer days and rest assured, it doesn´t have to be boring. It´s a refreshing, invigorating and delicious drink that can be quickly and easily made at home. We love iced tea not just for the taste, but for the creativity. There are so many creative recipes for this cooling beverage and of course…you can come up with your own unique combination. Many of the iced tea recipes are also the easiest, just let your imagination fly.
Stay cool this summer with cold tea
As it is the start of summer, we thought of giving you some pretty cool iced tea recipes over the next few weeks and today we begin with an easy and quirky one.
Watermelon iced tea with Darjeeling. Yes, we combine this fresh, sweet summer fruit with a wonderful organic Darjeeling black tea. Believe us, it sounds odd but it´s really good.
Black tea and watermelon – refreshing and cool
Always try to go for organic teas, pure and natural, like Darjeeling tea from Semper Tea. The other reason why we love making our own iced tea instead of buying them of the shelf is the sugar content. Many iced teas from the supermarket have lots of sugar and by making your own, you are in control of the content and amount that goes into your delicious drink.
Here we go, this is what you need for the watermelon iced tea. This makes 5-6 servings.
Black tea Darjeeling & Watermelon Iced tea
- 6 cups of water
- 6-7 tea bags organic Darjeeling tea from Semper Tea
- 2-3 tablespoons honey
- 8 cups of cut watermelon, seeds removed
- half a cup of fresh mint leaves
- fresh mint sprigs for garnish
Recipe Iced tea
Puree the watermelon in a blender until smooth and then strain into a pitcher. Cover and refrigerate until cold. Bring the water to a boil and pour over the tea bags, add the honey and let it steep for 5 minutes. Add the fresh mint leaves, cover and let cool. Discard the mint leaves, add the tea to the watermelon juice and pour over ice into glasses and serve with mint sprigs. If you would like to add watermelon chunks and mint leaves to your cool drink…feel free.
For those who would like it a bit sweeter, add more honey or make your own sugar syrup for serving.
To make the sugar syrup simply dissolve sugar into hot water in a ratio of 1 tbsp sugar to 2 tbsp water.
The cold drink for a hot day
Serve and enjoy! You will have a lot of fun this summer exploring our iced tea recipes. They are all cool, refreshing and the ideal beverage on those hot summer days.
What a great and exciting way to enjoy cold tea! Have fun.
Can be interesting for you: Ice tea is a hot beverage trend in the hospitality industry
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