Are you cooked? This delicious iced tea recipe with made with rooibos and honeybush tea will get your summer taste buds tingling
If you’re a British tea lover, you’ll be looking for a way to satisfy your needs while the temperatures are climbing. Iced tea is cooling and sweet but shop-bought can contain lots of sugar; so create your own to keep refreshed during the day, or perfect for a BBQ in the evening.
This drink will keep your body well hydrated without the damaging effects of excess sugar
Nutritionist Charlotte Watts, author of The De-Stress Effect: Rebalance Your Body’s Systems for Vibrant Health and Happiness, says: ‘Drinking home-made ice tea instead of sugary drinks during the warm weather will keep your body well hydrated without the damaging effects of excess sugar, which can add to inflammation that can interfere with that much-wanted summer glow. Plus you’re less likely to fall prey to those mid-afternoon slumps come 4pm, common with sugar come-downs.’
Kromland Farm’s organic rooibos & honeybush tea is naturally caffeine-free, made with rooibos, grown only in the remote Cederberg Mountrains of South Africa, where they are sure to have to the best way of cooling off down to a ‘tea’.
TO MAKE KROMLAND FARM’S ROOIBOS & HONEYBUSH ICED TEA:
2-3 tbsp Agave syrup
1 lemon, juiced
1/2 lemon, thinly sliced
10 mint leaves
1 apple, sliced
1. Bring the water to the boil and add the agave syrup. Add half the mint leaves and stir gently for two minutes.
2. Pour into a pitcher and add the Kromland Farm Organic & Honeybush teabags.
3. Allow to cool for an hour.
4. Add the fruits, mint and the lemon juice, gently squashing the blueberries and raspberries with a back of a spoon.
5. Cover with cling film.
6. Leave it overnight in the fridge to rest.
7. Pour in to a glass with a couple of ice cubes and voilá
Kromland Farm tea is available online and from Planet Organic and Wholefoods, £2.49 for 40 teabags
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