Homemade Green Ice Tea – Perfect Beverage for the Summer

Today I wanted to share the recipe for my summer beverage of choice: Homemade Green Ice Tea.

Homemade Green Ice Tea – I love the leaves floating around, so pretty.

It is simple, fresh, refreshing and absolutely delicious. My version is a modification of the wonderful recipes found at Life Your Way.

All you need is:

  • Water jug
  • Loose leaf green tea (you can choose your own variety, this blend has rhubarb and sea buckthorn)
  • Water

Directions:

  1. Add about 5-6 teaspoons of your chosen loose leaf tea blend into your jug.
  2. Fill the jug with cold water. This step is key, the water must be cold, or you risk turning your tea bitter.
  3. Let it brew in the fridge for a couple of hours.
  4. Use a sieve when pouring yourself a cup of cold, refreshing ice tea.
  5. You can refill the jug with water using the same leaves for up to 48 hours.

The finished result.

I find the tea incredibly refreshing, and with a hint of sweetness and fruit. Because of the cold-brew method it isn’t even slightly bitter.

Depending on your blend of tea, you might want to add some sweetener, but I don’t find it necessary at all.

In my opinion it is the perfect beverage for a hot summer day, and these days I go through 1-2 jugs of it a day.

I wish you all a lovely Sunday, and before I’d leave I’d like to share a few summery pictures of Denmark.

The Danish country side

Some debate about the name of this flower in English. Some have suggested Honeysuckle, others Lilac. It’s called ‘Syren’ in Danish and the blossoms can also be white and pink (although not on the same plant).

6 Comments

  1. This is something I want to try. :)

    • You should! It is incredibly easy, and so delicious! My only regret was not trying it sooner.

  2. Beautiful pictures! Purple flowers: they don’t look like the honeysuckles we have here, but maybe some places have different kinds. Nevertheless, they are pretty! And the countryside is just …ahhhh, love it!

    • I think consensus came to them being lilacs :)
      And yes they are so pretty! Some of my favourite flowers.
      Yeah I think my country can be pretty beautiful, especially in spring and summer – but I might be biased ;)

  3. Candice

    I’m gonna have to try that. Can I use green tea bags that I cut open or it has to come loose? I’m not sure where to find that, I’m not a big tea person so I’ve never looked into it…

    • Well I’m not familiar with Canadian supermarkets, but any supermarket in Denmark carries loose leaf tea, but you can probably use the tea bags, don’t think you’d have to cut them open beforehand.

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