How to make iced tea

July 5, 2024
by HelloFresh Tips & tricks

    In the height of summer, it truly doesn’t get any better than spending an afternoon in the garden with a cool jug of homemade iced tea. This simple and refreshing drink is the perfect companion on any warm day and tastes even better when made from scratch. 

    The best thing about iced tea is that you can completely adapt the flavours, so no matter your guests’ tastes, you can brew up the perfect batch of iced tea that everyone will love. 

    How do you make iced tea?

    Iced tea is one of the simplest drinks to make and can be completely tailored to your own tastes, with a variety of fruity flavours.

    How to make peach iced tea


    • 200g granulated sugar
    • 5 peaches
    • 4 tea bags
    • 250 ml water
    • Ice
    1. Mix the sugar and water in a pan and bring to a boil until the sugar completely dissolves.
    2. Add slices of peach to the pan until they soften, then remove from the heat and mash the mixture into a fine paste. 
    3. Leave the peach mixture to infuse for around an hour.
    4. Strain the mixture through a sieve to make a syrup. Meanwhile, brew a jug of tea and leave it to cool. Stir the cooled tea and syrup together and serve with ice.

    How to make green iced tea


    • 5 green tea bags
    • Water
    • Ice
    1. Bring the water to a boil and add the tea bags. 
    2. Allow the brew to steep for around 5 minutes. 
    3. Remove the tea bags and leave the drink to cool for 10 minutes. 
    4. Add a generous amount of ice to serve.

    How to make lemon iced tea


    • 6 black tea bags
    • 2 tbsp caster sugar
    • 1 tbsp honey
    • 2 lemons
    • 1 orange
    • A small bunch mint
    • Ice
    1. Brew the tea in a jug with sugar and honey. 
    2. Leave to steep for around 10 minutes. 
    3. Remove the tea bags and leave the mixture to chill. 
    4. Serve by adding juice from the lemons and orange, as well as fresh mint. Stir well and add a generous amount of ice.

    What to serve with iced tea

    Here at HelloFresh, we are big fans of iced tea and suggest trying different flavours to enhance your meal experience. Most agree that iced tea is the perfect addition to any summer party or barbecue, as it perfectly complements a host of savoury and sweet meal options. In particular, it works especially well alongside hearty and greasy foods, such as hot dogs or burgers. The fruity sweetness of iced tea delicately complements the savoury meat flavours, creating a truly refreshing blend of tastes.

    Recipe to serve with iced tea

    HelloFresh has a huge range of summer meals that pair well with fresh, homemade iced tea. Whether you’re hosting a small summer gathering or preparing some midweek meals, iced tea is always a good pairing. Some recommendations include:

    HelloFresh also has a host of diverse dishes that can be made quickly and easily, any night of the week. Order your first HelloFresh food box today and get summer off to a tasty start.

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