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Refreshing Iced Teas That Will Help You Survive This Summer

Summers are here, and our temptation for hot ginger tea has started to fade, and refreshing ice teas have already made their way in.
We bring to you some of tasty and naturally refreshing iced-tea recipes that will quench your thirst.

P.S. They are super easy too!

hibiscus (1)

WHAT YOU NEED
• 6 cups water
• 6 hibiscus tea bags
• 2 pounds strawberries, hulled and halved
• 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
• 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (from about 3 lemons)
• 1/4 cup Simple Syrup

HOW YOU CAN MAKE IT

1. Simmer water in the saucepan, remove it from heat and then add hibiscus tea bags and steep it for 30 minutes. Discard the tea bags and pour the liquid into a glass. Let it cool down completely.
2. Take one heatproof bowl, put sugar and strawberries in it and set it over a pot of simmering water. Heat it for about 25 to 30 minutes until strawberries release their juices. Stain it through a sieve in a glass (Stir gently, but do not press strawberries.)
3. Add lemon juice and your syrup into a pitcher, stir to mix. Keep it in a refrigerator, enjoy when chilled.

 

mango (1)
WHAT YOU NEED
• 2 medium sized Alphonso mangoes – yields approx 1.5 cups pulp
• 3 teaspoons black tea or 2-3 tea black tea bags
• 4 cups water
• ½ or ¾ tbsp lemon juice or as required
• organic unrefined cane sugar as required
• a few mint leaves for garnishing

HOW DO YOU MAKE IT

1. Peel and chop the mangoes and puree it in the blender and refrigerate.
2. Take a pan and put four cups of water in it and let it heat. Once it is hot, remove the pan add black tea to it and stir.
3. Cover the pan with the id and leave it for 5 to 10 minutes, let the aroma and flavour of tea get mixed with water.
4. Strain after above mentioned time and keep your tea in the refrigerator. Once the tea is chilled, take it out and pour it in a blender, add mango puree, lemon juice and sugar in the blender. Blend until your mixture is smooth.
5. Serve the mango iced tea in a glass or pitcher with some ice cubes garnished with mint leaves or mango or lemon slices.

 

Peach (4)

WHAT YOU NEED
Raspberries, frozen or fresh
Peaches, frozen or fresh
2 cups sugar
8 cups water
4 quarts water
6-8 tea bags

HOW DO YOU MAKE IT
1. Combine raspberries, peaches, 2 cups sugar, 8 cups water for the syrup in a large pot pan.
2. Bring all the ingredients to boil and reduce the heat to simmer.Continue to cook for 15 to 20 minutes more until the fruit is soft and flavours get a change to the mix.
3. Strain the syrup with the help of a fine sieve and keep it in a refrigerator (bring it to room temperature before storing in the fridge).
4. Take another pot pan and add water to it, bring the water to boil, add tea bags and let it brew for 10 minutes and then discard the tea bags.
5. Mix tea and fruit syrup in a jug, serve it chill. You can also use frozen berries and peaches instead of ice.

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