Iced tea makes an awesomely healthy, easy to make, and infinitely cheaper alternative to the unhealthy cola soda junk that you are used to gulping down on a hot summer day. In case your taste is more of a super healthy person’s, and you totally shun caffeine, you can try green tea instead of black or pekoe tea that is usually used to make a glass of iced tea. Iced tea is thoroughly refreshing and forces your creative juices to flow, so that you actually experiment a lot more and come up with many different and peculiar, but tasty and refreshing things (this is exactly what led to creation of this site). Below are the ingredients that you will need to make the classic iced tea (you can also go through other exotic iced teas that we have thought of, and come up with):
This is how you are to make the iced tea:
Some points to keep in mind:
Long island iced tea is a highball (not the glass; it’s a family of drink mixes composed of alcoholic spirit base in a larger proportion of a non-alcoholic flavor: tea, in this case). It is usually made with equal mixes of vodka, gin, tequila, rum and triple sec (or any other orange flavored alcohol) with some cola. It contains a relatively less concentration of the “mixer”, that is, tea flavor. You might be astonished (or maybe not) to learn that most variants of long island iced tea actually do not contain any actual tea in the recipe (of course, you know it). Some people also use brandy instead of tequila. As you can see, a long island iced tea has 4 whites in it. The overall flavor is rather sour, and that makes it somewhat unpopular in many places. But we all know that it is awesome, nonetheless. For this reason, it sits in the top 5 popular cocktails of all times. If you are used to drinking beer during summers, you can actually try this one. Try using the best brands of alcohol (especially Cointreau for the triple sec and Green-Apple vodka). You will love it.
This drink dates back to the 1970’s and was named after the United States’ largest island, Long Island, in New York. You can make this drink by following the instructions below.
The ingredients that you would need:
This tea contains ginger, which is actually a wonderful way of calming sickness and soothing your throat while you have throat issues. So the ginger actually partially offsets the effects of the ice in this cold tea, so you have an excuse to drink this one when you are sick. Besides, ginger has been said to soothe you during pregnancy, and it is a great way to enjoy a hot summer afternoon.
This tea has a very crisp taste, and the sugar and ginger do not overpower you. Rather, they actually comfort you.
Here is what you have to get to prepare this tea:
Thai iced tea is a cold tea, originally made in Thailand, from strongly brewed black tea (usually Darjeeling tea: the best black tea). Other distinguishing ingredients include orange blossom water, star anise, food colors or crushed tamarind seeds. Sometimes, spices are also added, to spice it up. It is sweetened with sugar (or powder), condensed milk, and is served chilled. Toppings of this tea include rich evaporated milk, coconut milk, etc along with ice cubes and some garnishing in form of lemon slices and shredded coriander or mint leaves. All around the world, it is served in tall glasses, and usually drunk with a straw. It is usually mixed through pouring the tea repeatedly from reasonable heights to make froth. Traditionally, Thai tea is orange in color, and has a different flavor from other teas.
It is usually replaced as bubble tea, but these two are not the same in essence. Besides, this is also not same as “Chai Tea”. Thai tea is popular in Southeast Asia and many American restaurants as well. Learn how to make the Thai Iced Tea right at your home with this recipe. It is not that difficult, provided you have some time and the required ingredients at your hand. See the ingredients needed and the method to make it:
Ingredients (for one tall glass of Thai Iced Tea):
What you need to do to make this tea:
This is an iced tea with a tang. With some grape juice and mint leaves in the ingredients, you can expect the final product to tingle your taste buds all the way to your stomach. The amazing feeling is the least of the reasons you would wish to try this awesome tangy iced tea.
The ingredients are:
What you need to do to make this tea:
Boil the water in a saucepan, add tea leaves and all ingredients except grape fruit juice and mint.
As we all know, apple forms a wonderful addition to any cool watery drink. It adds awesomeness to almost everything. Here is a recipe for making apple iced tea, which you are going to love.
Here are the ingredients needed:
The Vanilla Syrup for this Iced Tea
You will need the following things:
Here is what you have to do:
This strawberry iced tea is red in color, and can be served normally, or with a shot of light vodka or rum in a glass. This makes it a perfect beverage for a party which included people who consume alcohol, and those who do not. Here are the ingredients required:
You need to do the following for this sweet and awesome red iced tea:
You can make this spicy iced tea on a hot summer day for a memorable evening with friends or family or even alone. You might want to drink every last drop of this spicy iced tea. It is that tasty. So you might also want to double or triple the recipe in case you have to serve a lot of people. Besides, you can make this delicious and refreshing drink even better by using peach tea bags, or some other flavored iced tea mix (you can also add some peach schnapps to it or use a shot of rum or light vodka to reduce the spiciness and make it even better). Here are the ingredients:
Here is what you will have to do for this one:
Now I will write a series of iced tea with some peculiar flavor or something with a twist: a noticeable difference. Here is the first of that series: raspberry iced tea with a tang of lime. We will divide the preparation into two parts according to the products made. The tea, and the sugar syrup to be used. Here are the ingredients:
For the tea:
Alternatively (in case the raspberry zinger tea is not available), you can also use 5 normal tea bags and half an ounce of raspberry juice.
For the sugar syrup:
Here is what you will need to do to make this peculiar, but awesome tea:
Here is what you are to do for the sugar syrup:
Iced tea becomes completely awesome with added honey. The remaining ingredients need to be customized a bit to suit the added ingredient. In this recipe, I will direct you to make a couple of cups of “tea concentrate” and store in your fridge, so that you are able to make instant honey iced tea for all the guests that come over to your house in the summer. Here are the ingredients you would need to make the honey iced tea concentrate (to be used for every glass you are to prepare):
Here is what you will need to do to make this sweet iced tea:
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