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Usually people think that tea must either be brewed and enjoyed hot, or mixed from some powder to create a nice chilled drink.

The reality is that it doesn’t need to be either of these two methods to make a nice iced tea. If you are looking for a great drink to cool off with in the summer just brew up your own tea and ice it. Although that sounds straight forward the truth is that you can make a few missteps which might have you turning back to that powdered version quickly. Here is a quick step by step guide how to make a nice brewed ice tea.

clear drinking glass with sliced lemon and iced tea
Nice cup of iced tea

The first thing you want to do is to choose your loose leaf tea, which is really depending on how you feel that day. Some people swear that a nice black tea leaf with no additives will provide the truest iced tea blend, but the truth is that you can use any tea, or tisane , you feel like having.

Once you have chosen your mix to brew, make sure that you have enough of the tea required to brew the tea. If you are using a tea with a heavy flavor, or are looking for a light flavored iced tea, then you do not have to add any extra tea other than you are usually brewing. However, if the mix you are brewing is a very light flavor, or you want a heavier tasting iced tea, you will need to double what you have initially planned on brewing. This is because you still keep a low brewing time, but generally the flavor is not as deep due to people adding iced cubes before enjoying the tea.

So once you have brewed your mix up , you have two choices, you can either add ice until it cools down or you can put it in the fridge to drop in temperature. It is important to remove the tea leaves before you put it in the fridge as you will end up with a bitter tasting mushy drink. No one wants this when they are trying to cool down.

That is it really, those steps are your sure fire way to enjoy a nice iced tea on a hot summer day. And remember if you are looking for cheap tea in canada look no further than the teacupany, as we have the best prices on Black tea, White Tea, Green Tea, and many other herbal mixes.

And, if you are looking for even more exciting iced tea recipes, make sure you check out this site, as they have some pretty cool recipes.