We don’t need to lecture you about the dangers of excessive drinking in 30 degree heat. Why not re-define the par-tea experience by rustling up some cocktail inspired iced teas instead. Here’s some inspiration for your picnic basket…
T2 Berry Fizz
Add teas to the infuser of your 2L T2 Jug-a-lot and half fill with boiling water. Infuse for 30 minutes then remove infuser and leave to cool for 1 hour.
Add soda water and orange juice. Fill with ice and decorate with frozen berries. Stir well and serve.
Makes 2 litres
T2 Rose & Watermelon Ice Tea
12 teaspoons White Rose
180 ml/6 fl oz rice malt syrup
250 ml/8.4 fl oz pureed watermelon, plus several slices, to garnish
T2 2L Jug-a-lot
Add the tea to the infuser of your 2L T2 Jug-a-lot and half fill with 80°C/176°F water. Infuse for 5 minutes then remove infuser, stir in rice malt syrup and leave to cool for 1 hour.
Add watermelon puree to cooled tea, fill with ice and decorate with watermelon slices. Stir well and serve.
Newby’s ‘Green Mojitea’ iced-tea recipe
4-6 Newby Green Lemon Tea Bags
3 Tablespoons of Sugar (optional)
600ml Sparkling Water
3 Unwaxed Lemons
In a large heat proof jug, brew 4-6 Newby Green Lemon tea bags using 400ml of water just below boiling (80°C). Steep for 3-5 minutes then remove tea bags.
Stir in 3 tablespoons of sugar (adjust to taste) and allow the tea to cool before adding the juice of 2 lemons and 600ml of sparkling water. Serve with ice, and fresh lemon (fresh mint optional).