Iced Tea - Ingredient, Recipe, Benefits and its Secrets.
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According to Fact.Mr., a market intelligence company and the Tea Association of the United States, The United States consumes around 85 percent of its tea in ice form. 

With the growing demand for quick, refreshing beverages and the plethora of flavors, Ice tea is steadily gaining more market space. 

Are you new to the concept of iced tea, or are you bored with your regular iced teas and want to learn about other options? You might want to spare some time here to learn everything (well, almost everything) about iced teas, from iced teas recipe, iced teas types, iced teas benefits, and their secrets.


Iced Teas Ingredients: What is Iced tea made of?

Iced teas have three primary ingredients, ice, water, and tea. Other preferred ingredients include sweeteners like syrup or sugar and flavors like orange, raspberry, lemon, mint, etc. 

While the most known iced teas are made of tea leaves (Camellia sinensis), herbal teas are also served as cold iced teas. 

The possibilities are endless, with the market flooded with different flavors and herbs for iced teas!

In the case of bottled iced teas, which are the most popular iced teas, contains water, sugar or sweeteners, tea extracts, flavors, juices, acidity regulators, and antioxidants. 

But are iced teas so simple and boring? Not at all! There are so many different types, and flavors of iced teas that choosing one will be tedious.

Here are 2022's five most popular iced teas and how to make them!


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  • Black iced tea- Do not underestimate the classic black tea and its robustness when making your perfect glass of iced tea. The aromatic black tea with ice is an ideal summer recharge.
  • Lemon iced tea- A great way to add low-calorie vitamins and mineral-rich beverages to your daily routine. Lemon iced tea is a classic iced tea drink that's almost a summer essential! Choose from a wide array of iced tea options here - 
  • Lemon-ginger iced tea- Another guilt-free summer drink, lemon-ginger iced teas not just offer refreshing relief from the summer days but the additional health benefits of ginger, like relief from nausea and gastrointestinal problems, makes this iced tea a super drink.
  • Mango iced tea- When the 'King of fruits' meets green tea and ice, a blast of flavors greets you. This tea's richness and sweetness will make it your new summer favorite.
  • Peach Iced tea- Summer and peaches sounds like a dreamy love story. This candy-like refreshing cold drink will be a treat to your taste buds!

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So how do I make a classic yet simple iced tea from scratch?

Follow these simple steps to make your iced tea at home. 

  • You can use loose tea leaves or tea bags, or tea concentrates.  
  • Always use fresh, filtered water.
  • Heat half the water near boiling temperature. (We would suggest simmering water as ideal.)
  • Pour the hot water over the tea leaves/bag.
  • Cover the lid and steep it for 10 minutes.
  • If you like your iced tea sweet, add the sweetener of your choice and mix it well.
  • Add the other half of the cold water to the drink and refrigerate until chilled.
  • Put the tea and ice in a cocktail shaker (or any large jar with a tight lid) and shake it well.
  • Serve it with lemons and mint, and enjoy this refreshing drink.


Is there any ideal tea type to make Iced teas?

Black teas are usually used to make iced teas but do not limit yourself to it. Green teas, Oolong teas, and Herbal teas can also be used to make iced teas.



Health benefits of Iced teas:

Iced teas are a powerhouse of nutrients and health-benefiting properties.

  1. Unless preferred, iced teas are taken without artificial sweeteners, making them a healthier choice than other cold drinks.
  2. If you don't like drinking plain water, iced teas are great ways to hydrate yourself. 
  3. In a study conducted at Kenyon College, Ohio, the US, drinking unsweetened tea after a sweet treat can prevent plaque and bacteria growth.
  4. Iced teas provide all the goodness of tea and the refreshment of a cold drink.
  5. Iced teas can be your favorite weight-loss companion. You get a great-tasting cold drink with no artificial additives or sweeteners.


You can always be more experimental when it comes to ice teas. Try out different iced tea from our range of healthy, natural, and delicious iced teas - 

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