Iced tea for coffee shops Perfect Tips and Recipes

Iced tea for coffee shops, perfect tips and recipes how to make your own iced tea, it´s sounds very simple, and in fact it is, but it’s not as easy as pouring your hot tea over ice. A pitcher of home-brewed, cold caffeine is a total crowd-pleaser, especially in the summer. And, you can mix and match teas and flavorings in infinite combinations to keep things exciting.

Yes, iced tea is very exciting. Now it’s summer, so go sit on a coffee shop or bar with a chilled, sweet pitcher of tea…

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How to make an iced tea, rules to follow

1. For basic iced tea, calculate one tea bag per one cup water (for 8 cups of iced tea, use 8 tea bags).

2. Let the tea brew in hot, just-boiled water until fully steeped, then let cool.

3. Don’t add raw sugar into a chilled iced tea. Always add sweetener while your tea is still steaming so it dissolves fully. Or, stir in a homemade simple syrup into your chilled iced tea (more on that later).

4. Don’t over-steep. Ten minutes is plenty of time, then discard your tea bags. Over-steeping can make for bitter tea.

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Offers iced teas in your cafeteria made by yourself

Iced teas are increasingly popular.

They are refreshing and excellent to enjoy at barbecues and family gatherings, now that the good weather begins. No preservatives or artificial flavours, and are a healthy and natural beverage.

With the advantage that, when preparing them at home, you can control the amount of sugar or sweeteners that you add. In addition, you can complement them with a wide variety of fruits, herbs and flavoured ice cubes.

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Two easy iced tea recipes for your coffee bar

The way to prepare different recipes for cold teas is very similar; regardless of the type of tea or flavours you want to prepare … Calculate about 250 ml per person or service.

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Chai iced tea

For 1 liter you need:
8 pyramid tea bags of chai Semper Tea
2 tbsp of simple syrup – approximately
2 slices of fresh ginger

Boil the water and add the tea bags. Let infuse for 3 minutes and discard the bags. Add the ginger and the syrup. Allow to cool to room temperature and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Take out the ginger, and serve with slices of lemon and lots of ice.

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Green tea cold with mango

For 1 liter you need:
8 pyramid bags of green tea
2 tbsp of simple syrup, approximately
Mango slices
Fresh mint

Prepare the tea in the same way as in the previous recipe. Add the syrup, let cool and refrigerate. In a jar or glass, lightly squeeze the mint leaves to release the flavour. Add these, the slices of mango, tea and lots of ice. Decorate with more mint sprigs.

Spiked Raspberry Sweet Tea is the perfect refreshing cocktail for spring and summer!!


8 cups water
2 family-sized tea bags or 6 regular-sized(I prefer Luzianne)
1/2-1 cup granulated sugar I prefer the tea not too sweet
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups Chambord Liquor optional
1/2 cup good quality vodka optional
mint springs raspberrys, oranges, etc for garnish


Bring water to a boil then remove from the heat.
Add the tea bags, cover and let steep (soak) for 15 minutes.
Remove the tea bags then add the sugar and baking soda, stir until sugar dissolves.
Add in Chambord and Vodka if desired
Let the tea cool
pour into ice-filled glasses.
Garnish with a mint sprig, raspberries, oranges, whatever you love.
**NOTE: You can make the sweet tea separate from the liquor and make the spiked part ‘by the glass’. Use 1 cup sweet tea and 3-4 tablespoons Chambord.

Get the recipe from The Cookie Rookie.

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Offer natural iced tea made by yourself with Semper Tea

In one of our next blogs we´ll show more ideas how to make iced tea with Semper Tea for the hospitality industry.

Last time we describe how you can offer Semper Tea to your clients with gin and tea cocktails: Best Gin and Tea Cocktails for bars Gin Tonic & Earl Grey

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