There is nothing better than sitting outside on the patio on a beautiful morning having a cup of freshly brewed iced tea. In my quest to be frugal, I have started making my own iced tea instead of buying it. While I love Turkey Hill Mojito tea, it is just too expensive.
These are some great twists on tea -
Recipes adapted from Philadelphia Magazine.
Makes one gallon
1 cup lemon balm or use lemon zest finely grated
½ cup mint eaves
Juice from one fresh lemon
One dollop maple syrup
Place the herbs, lemon juice, maple syrup and herbs into a gallon jar. Fill with boiling water and let steep 10 minutes. Strain and discard herbs. Serve hot or over ice garnished with lemon slices.
8 to 10 ounces of water
1 teaspoon loose rooibos tea
Juice from 1/2 fresh orange or grapefruit
1 teaspoon sugar
1 glass of ice
Boil water. Pour water over rooibos tea and steep for 2-5 minutes. Strain, and let cool. Pour tea into ice-filled glass. Add juice.