Delicious and easy, this cold brewed iced tea requires no boiling water. Simply steep the tea in a jar in the fridge with fresh fruit for extra flavour.
Cold Brewed Iced Tea:
1 1/2cupswaterroom temperature
Assorted fresh fruit
Fresh herbs(basil leaves, mint leaves, thyme sprigs, rosemary sprigs)
Simple Syrup for Sweetening:
Alternate Honey Sweetening:
Add 1 1/2 cups room temperature water to a 2 cup (1/2 pint) mason jar. Add 2 tea bags and submerge in water so they are well moistened. Cover and allow to stand at room temperature for 1 hour. Add fruit and herbs as you like. Cover and refrigerate 12-24 hours.
Meanwhile, prepare simple syrup by combining sugar and water in a medium saucepan. Heat over medium-high heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Allow mixture to come to a boil, then boil for 1 minutes. Allow to cool then remove to a jar. Cover and refrigerate up to one month. (If you'd rather use the honey sweetening, combine honey and hot water and stir until honey dissolves completely in to the liquid. Remove to a jar. Cover and refrigerate up to 2 weeks.)
Remove tea bags and sweeten to taste with simple syrup or honey sweetener. (I find 1-2 Tbsp of simple syrup works well with this amount of cold brewed iced tea.) Stir sweetener in and add ice cubes. Enjoy!