National Iced Tea Day

Now I have to confess that for a long time I had always thought that tea should only be enjoyed as a hot beverage. I had tried the occasional iced tea whilst on holiday in America. Sadly, it was not an enjoyable experience cold black tea with lots of ice and added sugar.

Since blogging about my love of tea I have been lucky enough to try a variety of fruit, herbal and green teas. By default I have drunk some of these cold and found them to be pleasant and refreshing. So I thought that I should experiment and try more of my teas chilled. My favourite teas so far that I have enjoyed chilled are Clipper raspberry leaf, Twining’s camomile, co-op double mint, Pukka elderberry & echinacea, and Sainsbury’s blackcurrant.

I have even set up a Pinterest board dedicated to this so that I can be more adventurous. If you have any iced tea ideas that I can try please let me know. I hope that you enjoy National Iced Tea Day.

18 thoughts on “National Iced Tea Day

  1. Iced mango black tea mixed with lemonade is really good when you need a caffeine fix. It’s also really refreshing too, it’s one of two things that I’ll get at Starbucks.

  2. Hello! Please try English Tea Shop (if you haven’t) it was my first time to try their Apple Rosehip Raspberry Ripple tea and it’s glorious! I loved it both hot and iced 🙂 xx

    • Hi, I have only tried their lemongrass, ginger and citrus tea and I wasn’t that keen on it I’m afraid. The apple rosehip, raspberry ripple tea does sound delightful both hot and cold so I shall try these. Thank you, Chloe

  3. For my iced tea I usually take the sun tea approach and then put it in the fridge. I always drink tea unsweetened so this is a great way to get a nice cooked flavor but then chill it down. I think the taste is like no other iced teas. I also limit how much ice, if any, I put in the glass. If you want to try sun tea you are best to use a glass container as plastics can add unwanted bacteria while you cook it in the sun. I like to use a clear glass beer growler and put it out when I leave for work. It really only needs a couple of hours in the sun but I leave it out for the full work day so it gets nice and strong!

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