Summer Iced Teas – Very BerryCamellia's Tea House
We have some great news for you – summer has officially began!
With the 20th of June marking the summer solstice and the longest day of the year, we can finally say goodbye to spring and welcome all of the wonderful things that this season has in store – plenty of sunshine, sunbathing, flipflops, holidays, picnics, ice creams, barbecues, lazying on the beach and of course, refreshing cold drinks when the temperatures start to spike.
Here, at Camellia’s Tea House, we have created a series of delicious summer iced drinks, using our hand-blended teas, which we will be sharing with you over the course of the next few weeks.
This week we are featuring a fruity flavour burst and everyone’s favourtie:
Very Berry Iced Tea
- Put about 7-8 heaped teaspoons of our Very Berry directly into a large jar or bottle and pour in about a litre of freshly boiled hot water. Do not use any filters or strainers and just let those yummy fruit pieces float about freely.
- Let the tea brew for at least 10-15 minutes before you start cooling it.
- Cool the tea, preferably in a fridge.
- Once the tea has cooled, strain it and fill a tall glass about 1/3rd full. Add a few slices of fresh strawberries and transfer it all to a blender.
- If you have a bit of a sweet tooth, feel free to add a little sugar, and blend everything for 10 seconds.
- Pour the drink back into a tall glass, add ice, grab a straw and enjoy!
- To prevent the iced tea from getting too diluted, instead of using regular ice, make some very berry ice cubes beforehand. Just brew a strong mug of the fruity tea, pour it into an ice cube tray and pop it into your freezer.
- Experiment by adding other fruits or even a splash of pure fruit juice to create different fruity variations.
- For those especially hot days, blend the tea with the ice for a truly cold and refreshing drink.