I’m so flipping excited to finally have an iced tea recipe that works.
Yes, I’m aware that I can just join Nerds Anonymous and get it over with. But I really like iced tea, and the store versions are packed with either sugar or artificial sweeteners; and the recipes I’ve tried so far have mostly just tasted like cold tea or they’re made up of 50% fruit juice.
Back in Feb when I visited my mom, she shared this one with me. It’s delicious, super refreshing and just about sugar free. I figured a nice little heatwave is the ideal time to share it with you.
2 litres boiling water
2 rooibos tea bags
2 green tea bags
2 flavoured tea bags
60ml stevia/xilytol granules (you can use liquid too, but the quantity would be much less)
1 tablespoon raw honey
1 cinnamon stick
2 slices of ginger
½ tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp citric acid
- Chuck everything except the citric acid together and let it brew for 15 min.
- Remove the tea bags & all other solids.
- Add the citric acid and refrigerate.
Serve with mint leaves, ice and fruit slices, and remember to smugly mention to everyone that it’s home made and free from refined sugar.
This is our favourite basic iced tea recipe, you can of course customise pretty much everything about it to your taste.