Game Changing Iced Teas | 5 Must-Know Tips
What Do You Need To Make Iced Tea
Before we start mixing together our iced tea, there are a few essentials tools we’re going to need. Here’s a quick list of everything you’ll need to make an iced tea.
1. Origin Iced Tea Syrup
Using iced tea syrup is a great way to add bold, refreshing flavours to your favourite recipes. They’re convenient, easy to use, and can put a rich-tasting iced tea in your hand within minutes.
2. A Cocktail Jigger
To properly measure the syrup, you’ll also need a cocktail jigger. This double measuring cocktail jigger is a great option - with both 15ml and 30ml measurements on offer.
3. Plenty Of Ice
It’s called iced tea for a reason! Best served chilled. Before you start mixing your cocktails, make sure you've got plenty of ice on-hand.
4. Choose A Mixer
When considering which mixers to add, there is an endless list of options for you to choose between.
You can keep it simple by using cold water, or add a bit of extra flavour and fizz with a soft drink - such as lemonade or soda water. That being said, it’s up to personal preference and the flavours you’re working with.
5. A Splash Of Juice
To sweeten things up or to add some tang, you can always splash some juice into your concoction. Similar to the mixer, the juice you choose depends on which flavour you’re making and your personal preference.
6. A Stirring Stick
For the iced tea syrup to be mixed properly with all the other ingredients, it might be a good idea to grab yourself a stirring stick.
7. A Mason Jar
Presentation is key when it comes to making iced tea. Before you start mixing, be sure to grab a nice-looking drinking glass - such as a vintage mason jar.
8. Fruit To Garnish
To boost the visual appeal of your iced tea, chop-up some colourful fruits to really push those summer vibes. Some popular options include strawberries, oranges, pineapple, and blueberries.
How To Make Iced Tea In 5 Easy Steps
Now that you’ve got everything you need, let’s start mixing. Learn how to make the perfect iced tea, every-time, with these 5 easy steps below.
1. Use Iced Tea Syrup
These Origin Tea Syrups are made from real Ceylon tea leaves to provide maximum quality and a deeper flavour.
The high-grade brewed tea base is paired with natural cane sugar and fruit extracts to create a more flavoursome beverage.
With flavours like Sneaky Peach, Lemon Zest, Tropical Kiss, and Mango Magic, finding a syrup to suit your taste buds couldn’t be easier.
Making iced tea with these syrups is simple - measure 30ml of the syrup in a cocktail jigger, then pour it into a cup. Follow this with a mixer of your choice (water, lemonade, or soda water are good choices), then stir until combined and serve with ice.
2. Sweeten With Juice
Rather than just sweetening your iced tea with sugar, shake things up by adding fresh juice into the mix.
Not only will you get that sweeter taste and tang you’re chasing, but you’ll also have the freedom to mix and match different juices with the iced tea syrup to uncover delicious combinations.
Not sure where to start? Try a pineapple juice with the Tropical Kiss, or a cranberry juice with the Mango Magic syrup.
3. Add Some Fizz
If you’re tired of those flat iced teas, why not try adding a bit of fizz into the mix?
This AARKE Carbonator II is a compact, elegant, and simple way to add some fizz to your iced tea. Just fill the bottle with cold water, screw them into the machine, pull the level, and you’re good to go.
Plus, the machine works with CO2 cylinders from all major brands - making it easy to find refills.
4. Garnish With Fruit
5. Get Creative
One of the most important tips to remember when learning how to make iced tea is to have fun with the process.
Feed your creative side by experimenting with new and exciting combinations of herbs, fruits, and iced tea syrups - you never know what you’ll uncover!
Most importantly, don’t forget to share these discoveries with others - after all, iced tea is better to enjoy around a few friends. Happy summer!