3 Tasty Iced Tea Drinks to Indulge in at Home
Café style iced tea drinks can easily be created at home with the help of Mr. Coffee® Iced Tea Makers. There are many ways to enhance and personalize the flavor of freshly-brewed iced tea too. Create these three recipes to enjoy the complex tea flavors you love from your kitchen. Plus, they're great drinks for parties and gatherings.
Iced Tea Latte
Not everyone wants to drink plain cold tea. When you want a refreshing yet creamy drink, make a tea latte. Use your Mr. Coffee® Tea Cafe Iced Tea Maker to brew a strong batch of your favorite tea. You can use any tea you like, from black to green, white or even a fruity herbal tisane. Think of what flavor you'd like to add a little mellowing milk to. Once the tea is brewed, pour it into a glass with some ice. Slowly add cold, frothed milk of your choice and taste along the way. You'll find the perfect ratio after a moment or two! The dairy (or nondairy) milk will quickly dilute the tea flavor, so start with a lot of tea and a little milk.
Peach Citrus Iced Tea
Many people find fruit teas are too sweet or even sour for their personal tastes, but they'd still enjoy a hint of fruit in their beverage. This taste tip is perfect for those days! Brew a batch of earl grey tea. As it's brewing, peel and segment a clementine or orange and slice a peach. Place them in the bottom of a pitcher along with a tablespoon of white sugar. Mash the fruit with a spoon and add the tea. Stir the mixture and then use a slotted spoon to remove the fruit. You can use the extra fruit as a garnish or even just eat it as is. Pour the tea over ice and enjoy.
Cherry Ginger tea
Have you heard about the health benefits of tea? Many people enjoy green tea because it is full of antioxidants which can boost the immune system. To take advantage of these awesome perks, make some cherry ginger tea. Ginger is great for upset stomachs and has a nice bite to it that pairs well with smooth, cool tea. First, peel a two-inch piece of ginger and slice it to release the full flavor. Place it in a glass bowl with a cup of pitted cherries. Add three tablespoons of sugar and two cups of water. Cover the bowl and place it in the fridge overnight. The next day, brew a pitcher of bagged or loose leaf green tea. When it's done, strain the fruit out of the bowl mixture and add the remaining liquid to the tea. Pour the beverage into glasses over ice and garnish with lemon wedges on the side of the cups. This is a great drink for if you're not feeling so great in the summer or if you simply want a refreshing beverage that is more exciting than water.