Summer is well and truly here, with long, clear nights coaxing us out of the house and into parks and beer gardens.
As it is no doubt set to get hotter as July and August approach us, new, delicious ways to stay hydrated are waiting to be found, not least through the summer tea options you can find here at Leaf.
Whether you’re a fan of iced tea, fruit loose tea, or other teas that taste just as good when served cold, there’s no doubt your drink of choice this summer can be found here.
Read on to find out more about the teas you need to try this summer.
Cold Mint Teas
If you’re looking for a refreshing, enlivening summer tea with lots of health benefits, then making yourself cold mint tea is a good place to start.
Due to having a positive effect on digestion, it is often recommended that cold mint tea is drank after a meal. As each of our mint teas are caffeine free, they can also be enjoyed any time of the day, whether first thing on a warm summer morning or late on a hot summer night.
Fruit Loose Tea
Loose-leaf fruit tea is one of our many specialities here at Leaf, so it’s no surprise that our selection can be re-imagined in the form of invigorating summer beverages.
Naturally hydrating and full of vitamins and minerals, fruit teas such as Blood Orange and Basket of Berries are perfect for consuming cold. They can even be used as a staple ingredient for delicious, fruity cocktails, with plenty of scope for experimentation.
Other fruit teas in our range include Strawberry and Kiwi, Turkish Apple, and Passion Fruit and Orange, so why not explore our range to see which of these hits the spot when you try them cold this summer?
Whilst it is generally agreed that ice tea is best made with black tea leaves, it can also be just as revitalising when made with early grey, as well as chamomile and green tea, particularly if you want to lower your caffeine intake.
The only additional ingredients you need are sugar, slices of lemon and orange, honey, mint leaves, and ice.
Pouring boiling water over enough tea to make six strong cups, you simply leave it to infuse for ten to fifteen minutes before stirring in the honey and sugar, leaving it in the fridge until it is cold.
Once this is done, add the orange, lemon, and mint to serve.
Plenty to Discover
Here at Leaf our range of teas is extensive, and the above ideas are just a few options for you to consider if you want to explore the world of cold tea this summer.
Why not check out our website today to see what else is there for you to try?