5 Summer Iced Tea Recipes With All Natural Ingredients

With the temperature heating up, it’s time to add some cool, refreshing drinks like iced teas to your summertime saga. Iced tea has always been a favorite drink for many. With everyone feeling drained, fatigued, sweaty on these hot sunny days - staying hydrated is the primary factor to keep up with the sweltering heat. Our body tends to drop water levels at a faster pace, making us feel dehydrated due to excessive sweating. 


While water is the most thirst-quenching drink, you can always try other summer beverages like iced teas that will not only satisfy your thirst and lift up your mood but there are myriad of other health benefits as well. As we prep ourselves for the summers, let’s replenish our body with some of the best refreshing iced teas made with all-natural ingredients.


In dire need of some non-boozy options? Keep reading to know our top 5 favorite iced tea recipes. From Mint iced tea to mango iced tea we have something for every mood.  

1. Orange and Mint Iced tea

This easy orange mint tea recipe contains all-natural ingredients packed with the flavor of fresh oranges & mint, making it an extremely healthy yet refreshing drink. This iced tea can be made with honey instead of sugar, if desired, and is best served cold. 

We would only require 5 ingredients to make orange & mint iced tea at home from scratch. In just 15 minutes you can have a refreshing summer drink ready. 

Prep time: 5-10 minutes

Ready in: 5 minutes 

Servings: 2

Ingredients:

  • One sliced orange 
  • 1 tbsp mint tea leaves 
  • 2 tbsp honey 
  • 4-5 ice cubes 
  • 500 ml water 

Directions to make orange and mint iced tea

  • To make the iced tea, first, boil water in a saucepan.
  • Add 1 tbsp of mint tea leaves and discard the water as soon as the leaves are wet.
  • Add 3/4th cup of water again and allow the lid on for 2 minutes.
  • Remove the leaves, add 2 tbsp of honey and stir until dissolved
  • In a juicer put the sliced oranges and make a juice. 
  • As soon as the tea has cooled down, add orange juice to the mint tea brew.
  • Add enough water and refrigerate the drink for at least 30-60 minutes. If you don’t have enough time, it’s okay, just add a lot of extra ice!
  • To serve, add one orange slice in each glass and pour in the refreshing cooler. Top it off with some fresh mint leaves.
  • Enjoy cold! 

2. Pomegranate And Hibiscus Iced Tea

This incredible berry-flavored pairing is super easy to make. It is loaded with antioxidants and is totally caffeine-free. This tantalizing hibiscus and pomegranate iced tea have a slightly bitter flavor of the hibiscus flower and a sweet touch of the pomegranate juice. 

Prep time: 5-10 minutes

Ready in: 10 minutes

Servings: 2

Ingredients: 

  • 2 tbsp Hibiscus tea leaves 
  • 2 cups boiling water 
  • ½ cup of pomegranate juice 
  • 2 cups cold water 
  • 4-5 ice cubes
  • Lemon slice and mint leaves for garnish 

Directions to make pomegranate and hibiscus iced tea: 

  • In a saucepan, add water and loose hibiscus tea leaves.
  • When the water starts to boil, lower the heat and cook for 5 more minutes 
  • Next, remove from heat and let the hibiscus tea cool down.
  • Strain the water in a pitcher and stir in the pomegranate juice.
  • Add cold water.
  • Refrigerate until chilled and serve in a tall glass topped with mint leaves and lemon slice. 

3. Green Iced Tea With Honey & Lime

Green tea is packed with antioxidants and has multiple health benefits. It is considered a very soothing drink, especially when you’re feeling a little under the weather. But when you make a green iced tea, it turns into a whole another magical drink.

This green iced tea is the perfect way to wash down your little feast or to quench the strongest of thirsts during summers. It’s super light and fresh, you are going to love it. 

Prep time: 5-10 minutes

Ready in: 10 minutes

Servings: 2

Ingredients: 

  • 2 tbsp green tea leaves 
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 cups boiling water 
  • 2 cups cold water 
  • 4-5 ice cubes
  • Mint leaves & lemon slice for garnish

Directions to make green iced tea with honey & lime: 

  • In a saucepan, bring 2 cups of water to a boil. 
  • Once boiled, lower the heat and add 2 tbsp green tea leaves. Cover and let steep for 10 minutes.
  • Remove and discard tea leaves. Stir in 2 tbsp of honey until dissolved.
  • In a large pitcher, add the green tea mixture, cold water, and stir well to combine
  • Refrigerate for some time. 
  • In a tall glass, add ice cubes and pour the iced tea. Garnish with a lemon slice and mint leaves. 

4. Cold Brew Iced Tea

Extreme heat can sometimes bring out the bitter flavors in tea. In the absence of heat, you’re left with perfectly refreshing tea for slow summer sipping and it isn’t bitter in the slightest. 

Cold-brew iced tea is easy to make, super reinvigorating and has a smooth finish. It’s a complete game-changer. Plus, you can make it in advance and keep it in your fridge for days.

Prep time: 5-10 minutes

Ready in: 12 hours

Servings: 2

Ingredients: 

Directions to make cold brew iced tea: 

  • Put tea leaves and water (room temperature or cold) in a pitcher or glass container.
  • Cover the pitcher or the glass container and put it in the refrigerator for at least 12 hours.
  • After 12 hours, strain out the tea leaves.
  • Pour the brew in a cup with or without iced tea and enjoy! 

Cold-brew iced tea tips

  • A cold brew tea maker can make cold brewing tea a lot easier.
  • Always make and store your tea in a glass container because plastic usually tends to stain and leave behind odors. 

5. Chamomile Iced Tea With Apple And Passion Fruit

Summer is in full force and who wouldn’t love a tall glass of iced tea to help get through the hot days? While chamomile on its own has many benefits we can spruce it up a bit by adding apple & passion fruit to the drink. 

In addition to being delicious, the apples and passion fruit adds a boost of vitamin C which is beneficial if you’ve got a cold.  

Prep time: 5-10 minutes

Ready in: 10 minutes

Servings: 2

Ingredients: 

  • 2 tbsp Chamomile tea
  • 250 ml apple juice and 80 ml passion fruit pulp 
  • 2 cups water
  • 1-2 tbsp sugar/honey 
  • Ice cubes
  • Mint leaves for garnish 

Directions to prepare chamomile iced tea with apple and passion fruit:

  • In a saucepan, bring 2 cups of water to a boil. 
  • Once boiled, lower the heat and add 2 tbsp chamomile tea leaves. Cover and let steep for 10 minutes.
  • Remove and discard tea leaves. 
  • Add the apple juice and passion fruit pulp and stir well. 
  • Stir in 2 tbsp of honey/sugar (if required) until dissolved.
  • Add 2 ice cubes in the glass and serve cold. Garnish it with mint leaves. 

 

These iced tea recipes are super easy and fun to make at home. Since it is made with all-natural ingredients, it’s healthy, refreshing, and quite soothing to beat the scorching summer heat. 


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