It’s that season of the year again where we can enjoy warm, sunny days outside. There’s nothing more pleasant than a relaxing day at a sunlight beach or putting by the pool taking sips of a tall glass of Sweet Lemon Iced Tea. This lemon iced tea can be done with citrus fruits like lemons, limes, oranges or any of your favorite fruits. In our recipe, we have used a black tea bag.
But you can also use tea leaves. Moreover, Green tea can also be used for making ice tea. This fast and simple recipe for Sweet Lemon Iced Tea will be your summer favorite. Additionally, the sweetener can be given a skip if you want or you can add fewer sweeteners. Please make sure you are using the fresh lemon for this tea.
Tea comes in five varieties black, oolong, white, green and yellow and has a more sensitive flavor. They are all obtained from the Camellia sinensis plant, a shrub native to China and India, and contain unique antioxidants called flavonoids. Black tea is simply green tea that’s gone through various stages of oxidization. Since tea is rich in antioxidants, its good to include tea in your diet.
Health Benefits of this lemon iced tea
In our recipe, we have used a black tea bag for this tea. Black tea generally arranged with fermented tea leaves, black tea has the highest caffeine content and forms the basis for flavored teas like chai, along with some instant teas. According to a study, black tea can protect the lungs from damage caused by exposure to cigarette smoke. It also may reduce the risk of stroke.
Moreover, we have used lemon juice. Lemon has prolonged been known for its cleansing properties. It includes a fair amount of vitamin C, is less than 25 calories. Drinking water with lemon is extremely good for cleansing the liver and washing out waste and toxins, as well as aid digestion and thus, can assist in weight loss. Tea can increase the metabolic rate and boost fat burning.
Also, the sweetener can be given a skip if you want or you can add fewer sweeteners. In this recipe, you can skip the lemon juice if you have problem of acidity and make just a refreshing iced tea.
Ways of making the cold tea
There are three ways to make iced tea. Iced-chilled (the quickest way to make iced tea), hot brewed (making hot tea and cooling it down with ice or in the refrigerator), and cold-brewed (brewed in cold water in the refrigerator for 12 hours).
How long can I keep my iced tea in the refrigerator?
You can use this tea 4 days maximum. The quality goes down and it’ll taste off after that.
Can I make iced tea with green tea or white tea?
Yes! Black tea is usually used for perfect iced tea but feel free to experiment with other types of tea such as green tea. Green tea does more than just keep you alert, it may also help boost brain function.
Caffeine affects the brain by blocking an inhibitory neurotransmitter called adenosine. This way, it increases the firing of neurons and the concentration of neurotransmitters like dopamine and norepinephrine. Not only can green tea improve brain function in the short term, but it may also protect your brain as you age.
Lemon Ice Tea
- KNIFE SET
- 2 Cups of Water
- 3 Tea bags Black tea
- 2 Tbsp of Granulated white sugar
- 1 Tsp of Rock salt
- 1 Tsp of Chat masala
- 1 Pieces Lemons
- Take a large bowl. Put 2 cups of water in a bowl. Add in 2 tbsp sugar, rock salt and chat masala on that.
- Next, add the lemon juice and beat with a spoon all together until dissolved.
- To that water add the tea bags and let them stir for a few minutes. The longer you put the tea bags the stronger the taste.
- While serving, add 4 to 5 ice cubes in a glass. You can add less or more as per your preference. Also, add 1 to 2 lemon slices. Adding lemon slices is optional.Pour the iced tea in the glass.Garnish with a lemon slice or a sprig of mint leaves.
- Serve lemon iced tea immediately. While drinking does stir the ice tea with a spoon.