Summer in Durban…Stunning!…Scorching!…Our teas on ice are just what you need…

Image from: www.5stardurban.co.za
Image from: http://www.5stardurban.co.za

We were warned today that temperatures could reach up to 40 degrees centrigrade! Thank goodness for a strong wind which, if one is in the shade, makes it more bearable.

So, with that in mind, what better topic to talk about than iced herbal teas. Chris and I were chatting the other day about how versatile herbs were, that an infusion can be drunk hot or cold, and the taste is good. We decided that the time has come to share some our favourite iced tea recipes.

Peppermint and Fennel

Peppermint and fennel icedOur peppermint and fennel is delicious just as it is, but a slice or two of lemon as it infuses adds a little zest to the combination.

1½ desertspoons of the herbal mixture

A couple of slices of fresh lemon

Fill the jug (± 2 litres) with hot water

Stir and leave to cool completely

Fill a glass with ice, pour the tea over, garnish as desired.

Dee-lish-us!!!

 

Rosehip and Hibiscus

Rosehip and hibiscus iced teaThe ruby redness of our Rosehip and hibiscus tea is enticing. it looks thirst quenching just looking at it!

1½ desertspoons of the herbal mixture

An apple chopped into quarters

A stick of cinnamon

Fill the jug (± 2 litres) with hot water

Stir and leave to cool completely. (You can stir a few times during the cooling process to bring out the apple and cinnamon flavour.)

Fill a glass with ice, pour the tea over, garnish as desired.

Purr-fec-tion!!!!

Spiced Chamomile

Spiced chamomile iced teaChamomile is a tea to relax with, maybe even have a better night’s sleep. But with the spices added, this tea relaxes and uplifts at the same time. Chamomile has a distinctive flavour and I haven’t found any additions, other than a little honey, to add to it.

1½ desertspoons of the herbal mixture

A teaspoon or two of honey (Optional)

Fill the jug (± 2 litres) with hot water

Stir and leave to cool completely.

Fill a glass with ice, pour the tea over, garnish as desired.

Dee-vine!!!

Spicy lemongrass iced teaSpicy Lemongrass

This is one of my personal favourites. It is refreshing and leaves a pleasant fresh taste in my mouth.

1½ desertspoons of the herbal mixture

A slice of lemon and a slice of lime

Fill the jug (± 2 litres) with hot water

Stir and leave to cool completely.

Fill a glass with ice, pour the tea over, garnish as desired.

Loving it!

Glass of spicy lemongrass

 

 

Signing off from a hot and windy Durbs

Sue

P.S: We do not use any form of sweetener or fruit juice (Other than the honey in the chamomile).

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