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4 Iced Tea Recipes to Try at Home

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4 Iced Tea Recipes to Try at Home

Looking for the perfect iced tea recipes to celebrate warmer weather?

Whether you’re not a fan of coffee or you’re just looking for something refreshing and light to drink, these iced tea recipes will definitely satisfy your thirst.

From milk teas to spiked teas, I’ve included a variety of different kinds of iced teas you’ll definitely be able to enjoy.

Here are easy and delicious iced tea recipes you can try out at home!


Where to buy the best tea

Looking for where exactly to buy the best tea brands in Canada?

I typically find my basic and go-to teas (like green tea and orange pekoe) from Asian grocery stores, but I do enjoy trying more specialty and unique flavoured teas from other brands.

Here are some of the best Canadian tea companies to shop at:


Iced tea recipes

Hong Kong iced milk tea

Hong Kong iced milk tea

Feels weird saying Hong Kong iced milk tea.

As a Cantonese speaker (lol I can’t even speak it fluently), I don’t think I’ve ever heard it any other way than dong lai cha (cold milk tea).

Anyway, HK iced milk tea is super quick and easy to make.

If you go to an actual Hong Kong-style bakery, they’ll also add evaporated milk, but we tryna make it a little less heavy out here.

Another common thing at Hong Kong cafés is a coffee-tea mixture called yuenyeung where you mix some coffee with milk tea.

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You can also make bubble tea/boba using this recipe — just add any additional flavourings and some tapioca pearls or fruit jellies!

I sometimes like to throw in instant taro or mango bubble tea powder to make the powdered drinks taste less artificial and sugary and more like actual bubble tea.

Here’s how to make Hong Kong iced milk tea at home!

Ingredients

  • 1-2 Orange Pekoe teabags
  • 1 tablespoon sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup hot water

Recipe (1 serving)

  1. Steep teabag in boiling water for 5 minutes. Use 2 if you want a stronger tea flavour.
  2. Add in sweetened condensed milk and allow to come to room temperature.
  3. Serve over a glass of ice.

Iced white peach tea

Iced white peach tea

Peach is one of my fave fruits, and David’s Tea’s White Peach tea is uh-mazing.

As I’m trying to have a low-waste kitchen, I’ve started turning fruit waste into delicious simple syrups!

I was trying to figure out what the heck to do with my Asian pear simple syrup, and it dawned on me that it would go perfectly with the White Peach tea.

I’ve only tried Asian pear simple syrup with the White Peach tea, but I’m sure it would taste great with regular pear simple syrup as well.

The flavours of the Asian pear and peach just blend perfectly together!

Here’s how to make this delicious and fruity iced white peach tea at home.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon David’s Tea White Peach
  • 1 Asian pear (just the core)
  • ½ cup hot water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar

Recipe (1 serving)

Asian pear simple syrup
  1. Chop Asian pear and store the fruit for later use.
  2. On medium heat, cook the Asian pear core, water, and sugar for 10 minutes. Stir to keep sugar from sticking to the bottom of the pot.
  3. Remove from heat and let come to room temperature.
  4. Strain and store in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.
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Iced white peach tea
  1. Steep David’s Tea White Peach tea in hot water for 5 minutes using a tea filter.
  2. Remove tea filter and add Asian pear simple syrup to taste.
  3. Allow tea to come to room temperature and serve over ice.

Iced pink latte with David's Tea Forever Nuts

Iced pink latte

Here’s the pink drink of your dreams.

The star of the show is David’s Tea’s Forever Nuts, which gets its vibrant pink colour from beetroot.

The tea is a blend of almond slices, apple, and cinnamon bark, so it has a nice nutty flavour.

I like the taste of oat milk with Forever Nuts, but you can use whatever you want.

Oat milk literally takes 30 seconds to make: blend ½ cup rolled oats and 4 cups water in a Vitamix or blender for 15 seconds, then strain out the liquid to become your oat milk.

I learned how to make oat milk from the Minimalist Baker!

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon David’s Tea Forever Nuts
  • ½ cup hot water
  • ½ cup milk of your choice (I use oat milk)
  • 1 tablespoon agave

Recipe (1 serving)

  1. Steep David’s Tea Forever Nuts tea in hot water for 5 minutes using a tea filter.
  2. Remove tea filter and add 1 tablespoon of agave (or to taste).
  3. Pour milk over half a cup of ice, then pour in the tea.

Southern sweet iced tea

Southern sweet tea

Tbh I don’t know anything about authentic southern sweet tea, but I do like my version of it.

It’s a mixture of tea, sugar, and bourbon, which is the perfect drink to cool down with on a hot summer day.

From what I’ve heard, the sweeter, the better – which sounds good to me.

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If you’re lazy like me, a cold brew tea is the perfect way to enjoy iced teas because you can just let it sit there and do its magic.

However, if you don’t have 12 hours to wait for your tea to steep in the fridge, simply steep it in boiling water and let it cool down afterwards!

Apparently many people also like to add a touch of baking soda to make the iced tea more smooth, if you feel like doing that.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon David’s Tea Organic Serenity Now (or any fruity herbal tea)
  • ½ cup filtered water
  • 1 tablespoon Crown Royal Whisky (I use the Salted Caramel flavour)
  • ¼ cup simple syrup

Recipe (1 serving)

  1. Steep David’s Organic Serenity Now tea in a sealed container of cold water and leave in the fridge for at least 12 hours. It’s easiest to keep the tea in a teabag or steep inside a filtered mug.
  2. To make simple syrup, heat up ¼ cup water with ¼ cup sugar on the stove. Stir and mix so the sugar doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pot. Let cool once the sugar has completely melted.
  3. Pour the bourbon, simple syrup, then tea into a glass of ice, stir, and enjoy!

Easy tea recipes to try at home:

  • Hong Kong iced milk tea
  • Iced white peach tea
  • Iced pink latte
  • Southern sweet tea

What are some other great iced tea recipes to try out? I’d love to know in the comments!

P.S. if you liked this post, you might like this post on easy lunch recipes, or any of my other recipe posts.

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Jessica Lam, writer behind Diary of a Toronto Girl, a Canadian lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and travel blog

Iced tea recipes are perfect for summertime. Here are easy, refreshing, and delicious teas you can make at home this summer!
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