Fruity & Refreshing Iced Tea Recipes

When the the sun’s out and the mercury is rising there are two drinks I crave, shandy in a beer garden, or a large cool glass of iced tea. I usually buy the ready made iced teas and pour them over ice, but when Redbush sent me a selection of teas to sample I thought I’d try to make my own Redbush iced tea. It was ridiculously easy to make, so much so I won’t be buying the ready made stuff again.

redbush iced tea

Redbush & Peach Iced Tea
600mls boiling water
2 Redbush tea bags
4 teaspoons of runny honey
Half a lemon
I large sprig of fresh mint
I large, ripe peach

Method

  1. Pour 600mls of boiling water into a jug, add two Redbush tea bags, cut a thick slice of lemon (approx 1.5cm thick) and drop it into the tea, add the honey and leave to steep for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. After 5 minutes remove the tea bags. Push the ripe peach though a sieve and add the sieved peach juice to the tea. Drop in the mint sprig and stir. Taste and add more honey if you’d like. Leave to chill in the fridge until cool.
  3. When you’re about to serve remove the mint and lemon and pour the tea over lots of ice. Garnish with a slice of peach and a slice of lemon.

Citrus Redbush & Lemon Iced Tea
600mls boiling water
2 Citrus Redbush tea bags
5 teaspoons of runny honey
Half a lemon

Method

  1. Pour 600mls of boiling water into a jug, add two Citrus Redbush tea bags, cut a thick slice of lemon (approx 1.5cm thick) and drop it into the tea, add the honey and leave to steep for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. After 5 minutes remove the tea bags. Taste and add more honey if you’d like. Leave to chill in the fridge until cool.
  3. To serve pour the tea over lots of ice. Garnish with a slice of lemon.

redbush iced tea

I’ve now got the homemade iced tea bug. I’m loving coming up with new ideas for what to make next. I’m a total convert to using Redbush Tea in these delicious iced drinks. I love that they’re caffeine free, packed with antioxidants and have a raft of other health benefits; but most of all, I love that they’re so easy to make and you know exactly what you’re putting into them.

Note: Redbush Tea sent me some products to try for review purposes. I couldn’t be bothered writing a review (sorry Redbush) it was too hot and I thought we might all prefer some nice iced tea instead. Yay!

5 responses to “Fruity & Refreshing Iced Tea Recipes

  1. Hannah @anewaddition

    I have never tried Iced tea before. I feel like I’m missing out on something here now!

  2. Definitely shandy in a beer garden on a hot day, but I’m more of an iced coffee person normally. Saying that, I’m a huge fan of redbush tea so I really ought to try the iced version and your recipes look the ideal place to start – particularly like the sound of the peachy one!

  3. The only ice tea I ever see sold comes in lemon and peach flavours, but the peach is the only one I like and it’s soooo hard to find. Can’t wait to try making my own now (and I don’t doubt your recipe is much healthier and has less additives and sugar!)

  4. I’d never thought of adding fruit to ice tea before. That sounds and looks delicious! I’m going to try it.

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