Iced Teas

Although the popular standard for iced tea is usually black tea, any tea can be "iced." Next time you thirst for a frosty glass of tea, reach for something different: great iced teas can be made from Black, Oolong, Green, White, and even Pu'erh.

Yet another idea for iced tea is not actually a tea at all, rather an Iced Tisane (or herbal beverage). Beverages such as Iced Red (Rooibos) "tea," Iced Ginger "tea" and Iced Mint "tea," provide a perfect alternative for the caffeine-sensitive (or those who are just trying to get some sleep).

It is very easy to make iced tea, and made from real leaves, it tastes great. To make a cup, simply double the amount of tea leaves (usually making it two teaspoons per cup of water), and steep as usual. Once tea is ready, dilute with an equal amount of ice. Garnish with mint or lemon and enjoy its great taste. Some teas, particularly tippy black teas, will cloud when iced quickly. This is just visual and won't affect the flavor. To prevent clouding, dilute your double-strength brewed tea with cool water instead, and serve over ice only when you're ready to enjoy it.