How to make iced tea

How to make a refreshing & fruity iced tea with T2 loose tea leafs

During the hot summer days, there’s nothing better than relaxing in the garden with a refreshing glass of iced tea that’s fruity and healthy. You may have read my post a few months ago all about my tea brewing masterclass with T2. Well, recently they invited me down to their store in the Bullring to show me how to make ice tea using a range of their unique loose teas leaves.

Altogether we made three iced teas brimming with unique flavours, the first one we made was a Jade Mountain latte. We started by brewing the T2 loose tea in the teamaker and then once cooled, pouring it over a jug of ice and mixing in the soya milk. The Jade Garden loose tea leaf contains cocoa and green tea and tastes of chocolate and sweet hazelnut praline which makes it the perfect choice for creating a delicious ice tea latte that’s not only refreshing but is also good for you as it contains a hint of green tea, oh and did I mention it tastes a bit like a Ferrero Rocher? – that’s enough to convivence me to drink it.

Our next icy brew was a vanilla matcha ice tea, we started by whisking all the lumps out of the matcha powder to create a lovely smooth paste and then adding honey and pouring it over a glass of ice. I’ve been drinking matcha for a few years and it can take a bit of getting used to its acquired taste, so I would recommend drinking the vanilla matcha infused powder if it's your first time drinking this superfood ingrediant. It’s certainly worth drinking to reap its health benefits. You can watch a video of how we made this matcha iced tea on my Facebook page.

And finally, we made a fruity peach ice tea by brewing the ‘Packs a Peach’ loose tea leaves. I enjoyed drinking this one so much that they kindly sent me home with a box of the peachy tea to recreate it at home. So, here’s how you can make ice tea using loose tea leaves:

What you need to make ice tea for two:

  • 4 teaspoons of any flavoured loose tea – I’m using ‘Packs a Peach’ from T2.
  • Water
  • Ice
  • Fresh fruit to garnish
  • Teamaker/ tea brewer
  • 2 heatproof glasses

How to make ice tea:

  1. Fill your teamaker with ¾ of water – check your tea for the correct temperature needed.
  2. Add four teaspoons of loose tea into the teamaker and wait for it to infuse and cool down.
  3. Fill your glasses with ice and optional fruit and then pour over your infused tea.
  4. Make it look summery with fresh fruits and enjoy!

Let me and T2 see your ice teas, tag me on Twitter @SianVictoriaUK or Instagram @Sian.Victoria.

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Disclaimer: Invited to the T2 store for a iced tea masterclass and received a box of complimentary tea for review. All photos and words are my own.