Easy Peasy Recipes – Summer Teas


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.

Spearmint Tea

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.

Fruit Tea

Serves one

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.


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  • Nat

    Shannon thanks for putting this on your site. I just bought a carton of tea just to make iced tea. This is right on time.