Cool Down with a Summer Iced Tea

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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

You’ll need

8 teaspoons Twinkle Berry
4 teaspoons Citrus Punch
4 teaspoons Very Berry Fruitea
500 ml/17 fl oz soda water
1 orange, juiced
Frozen berries, to garnish
2L T2 Jug-a-lot

How to

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

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T2 Rose & Watermelon Ice Tea

You’ll need

12 teaspoons White Rose
180 ml/6 fl oz rice malt syrup
Ice
250 ml/8.4 fl oz pureed watermelon, plus several slices, to garnish
T2 2L Jug-a-lot

How to

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.

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Newby’s ‘Green Mojitea’ iced-tea recipe

You’ll need

4-6 Newby Green Lemon Tea Bags
3 Tablespoons of Sugar (optional)
600ml Sparkling Water
3 Unwaxed Lemons
Serves 4-6

How to

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).

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