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Beat the Heat: How to Make Iced Tea

A Fun and Flavorful Guide to Brewing Delicious Iced Tea!

There's nothing more refreshing than a tall glass of iced tea on a hot day! But not just any iced tea – we're talking about custom tea blends that are as unique as you are. At Dream Tea, we believe brewing the perfect cup of iced tea is an art form, and we're here to share our top tips with you. In this post, we'll take you through a step-by-step guide on how to brew the perfect summer drink using our custom tea blends that are the ideal, flavor-packed gift. So grab your favorite glass, and let's get started on this delightful tea adventure!

by Ian Stewart | April 24, 2023

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Cool, refreshing iced tea for a hot summer day!

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Why Custom Tea Blends Are Perfect for Summer

Nothing hits the spot like a cold beverage on a hot summer day. But instead of reaching for the same old iced tea from the grocery store, why not try something different? That's where our custom tea blends come in. Our small-batch teas are carefully curated with premium ingredients, and you can personalize them according to your favorite flavors. You can choose from a selection of organic flavors, name your blend, and even add a wish to imbue your tea with a personal touch. It's a unique and thoughtful way to elevate a delicious cup of iced tea tailored just for you or as a special gift for someone you care about. So, let's dive into the step-by-step guide on how to brew the perfect cup of iced tea using our custom tea blends!

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Step 1: Choose Your Tea Blend

The first step in brewing the perfect cup of iced tea is selecting the right tea blend. With a wide range of flavors and options, you can get creative and design a unique tea that fits your summer vibe. Whether you're in the mood for a fruity blend, a floral finish, or a classic peach black tea, we have something for everyone. You can even name your blend something fun and catchy that reflects your personality or the occasion. The possibilities are endless, and the best part is that you can experiment with different flavors until you find the perfect blend that makes your taste buds dance!

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Step 2: Gather Your Ingredients and Equipment

Once you've chosen your custom tea blend, it's time to gather your ingredients and equipment. Here's what you'll need:

• A (Custom) Tea Blend
• Fresh, filtered, cold water
• Sweetener (optional – brown sugar is our fave)
• Ice cubes
• Tea infuser or strainer (if your tea is a loose-leaf blend)
• Tall glass or pitcher

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We recommend using fresh, cold water for the best, tastiest results. Filtered water is preferred, as it helps to enhance the flavor of the tea. If you want something sweet, add a touch of honey, agave, or brown sugar. Don't forget to have plenty of ice cubes on hand to keep your tea chilled and refreshing!

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Step 3: Brew Your Custom Tea Blend

Now that you have all your supplies, it's time to bring them together into a refreshing cup of iced tea. Here's a simple step-by-step:

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1. Boil the water

Start by boiling your fresh, filtered water. The quality of the water you use can affect the taste of your tea, so try to use the best water possible. Bring the water to a rolling boil and let it cool for a minute or two to avoid overheating the tea leaves.

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2. Measure and add your tea

This step depends on the strength and flavor intensity you prefer. As a general rule of thumb, use 1 teaspoon of loose-leaf tea or 1 bag per 8-ounce cup of water. Like a more intense flavor? Try 1.5 teaspoons of tea per 8-ounce glass of iced tea.

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3. Steep your tea

Place the loose-leaf tea or tea bag in your infuser or strainer and pour the hot water over them. Let the tea steep according to your tea base (3-5 minutes for Black Tea, 2-4 minutes for Green Tea, or 5-7 minutes for Chamomile) or the brewing instructions on your tea blend's packaging. If you want a strong flavor, let the tea steep for longer, and if you want a lighter flavor, brew it for less time.

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4. Sweeten (optional)

If you like your iced tea sweetened, you can add your preferred sweetener while the tea is still hot. Stir well to dissolve the sweetener. You can adjust the amount to your desired level of sweetness. Please be careful when stirring the still-hot tea!

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5. Chill your soon-to-be-iced tea

Once your tea has steeped to perfection, remove the tea leaves or bag, and transfer the brewed tea to a tall glass or pitcher filled with ice cubes. This will rapidly chill the tea and help to lock in the flavors. We recommend brewing your tea for longer if you want to enjoy it immediately since the melting ice will water down your blend. You can also store your tea in the fridge overnight to slowly chill it for a perfect next-day treat!

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Cold tea for a hot weather.

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Honey is a perfect iced tea sweetener.

Step 4: Sip and Savor the Flavors of Summer

Finally, it's time to sit back, soak up the sun, and sip your delicious custom iced tea blend. Take a moment to savor the flavors and appreciate the effort you put into creating your unique brew – you've earned it! Share it with friends and family at a summer gathering, or enjoy it as a refreshing treat just for yourself. The possibilities are endless, and we guarantee your custom tea blend will be a hit!

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Your Perfect Cup of Iced Tea Awaits!

Brewing iced tea is a simple yet satisfying process that can be elevated to a new level with custom tea blends from Dream Tea. Follow our step-by-step guide to create a delicious and refreshing cup of iced tea tailored to your flavor preferences. Know a tea lover? A custom blend is the perfect, thoughtful gift for them. Plus, you can name your tea blend and add a wish to give it a unique, personal touch. Why settle for ordinary iced tea when you can enjoy the extraordinary flavors of summer with a custom tea blend? Cheers to a summer filled with delicious sips, happy memories, and lots of iced tea!

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Francis Terry

1 year ago

Wow, I never knew that you should add the sweetener while the tea is still hot! I always just add it once it's cold, but this worked GREAT. Thanks for the tip!

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Cici P

11 months ago

Love this! I like to add honey when the tea is still hot so the sweetener melts better.

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Stephanie

1 year ago

Super helpful. I have a pitcher in the fridge right now, and I can't wait to try it!!

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Andy Jones

10 months ago

Super helpful step-by-step!

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