It's no secret that people worldwide adore the summer. Whether you're in the tropical south or stuck in Vancouver's perpetual rain, we all love to indulge in sunshine, and of course, in our summer cravings. Visions of lying on the beach, barbeques with friends, and afternoons on the patio dance around in our heads as we go about our daily business, and weekends are strictly reserved for soaking in the sun, any way, any how.
At Herbal Republic, we decided to hone our summer spirit by brewing our own iced tea. We soon learned that making it is a very tricky science! Prepared differently in many different regions of the world, iced tea is essentially a form of cold tea, sometimes sweetened or flavoured with fruity syrups. Many enjoy it for its refreshing taste and health benefits similar to hot brewed tea.
Although we had a few attempts, we've finally got our recipe right and we encourage you to try your own iced tea with Herbal Republic blends -- delicious and nutritious! Could it get any better?
And a classic recipe
- 5 tea bags
- 2 tbsp (25 mL) sugar syrup recipe (optional)
- In large heatproof measure or bowl, steep tea in 8 cups (2 L) boiling water for 5 minutes. Discard bags. Stir in Sugar Syrup (if using). Let cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes. Refrigerate until cold, about 2 hours. Serve with ice cubes.
- 2 cups (500 mL) granulated sugar
- 2 cups (500 mL) water
- Combine sugar and water in saucepan and bring to boil; boil for 2 minutes. Pour into clean jar and store in refrigerator.
Enjoy, and happy summer!