Power Iced Tea Recipes

By admin, August 8, 2016

Summer is boiling hot and the constant coffee isn’t doing much for your nerves. Your throat is parched and you definitely need a crisp sharp drink to wake you up.

How about you boil a kettle of water, and brew your very own Power Iced Tea. Let me just say this right here, Power Iced Tea is whatever you’d like it to be, infused with natural ingredients.

1- Power-up Tea:

This one has a caffeine shot, a ginger kick, and a lemon twist.

  1. Boil about half a liter of water.

  2. Brew two bags of black or red tea, whichever you prefer.

  3. Peel, slice up, and toss in about a thumb of ginger.

  4. This is when you decide if you’d want honey or sugar.

  5. Either way, put your sweetener in the water while still brewing.

  6. End the brewing process, strain out all ingredients or the dark tea might turn bitter.

  7. When cooled down, squeeze a lemon & pour it in.

  8. Chill in fridge, serve with ice / OR / If you’re on the go, pour into a bottle and put into the freezer 20 mins before departure.

Now, let’s experiment. If you’re not a fan of lemon and ginger, let’s go for cloves & cinnamon instead.

 

2- Power-down Tea:

This one, is a more subtle freshener, and you could find me adding a dash of alcohol to it.

  1. Boil about half a liter of water.

  2. Brew two bags of your favorite flavor of green tea or Jasmine tea.

  3. Grab 2-3 mint or basil leaves, after washing them lightly, toss them in.

  4. This is when you decide if you’d want honey or sugar.

  5. Either way, put your sweetener in the water while still brewing.

  6. After you’re satisfied with the color (no more than 3-6 mins) end the brewing process and strain out all ingredients.

  7. When cooled down, the choice of fruit is yours if you happen to have a blender handy. Blend in half a fistful of fruit, but fruit syrup can also be very handy.

  8. (This is the secret step where I might or might not add lychee “syrup” a.k.a. lychee liqueur)

  9. Chill in fridge, serve with ice / OR / If you’re on the go, pour into a bottle and put into the freezer 20 mins before departure.