Categories: Food & Drink

10 Teas That You Can Make At Home

If your from the south, then you’ll love this one. Teas are popular now more than ever and we all have Starbucks to blame for our incessant need for tea. If your looking for a cheaper way to get your tea fix, then you’ve come to the right place, because we’ve compiled a list of ten teas that are easy to make at home.

1. Classic Iced Tea

This is the classiest of teas.

Serving size: 8

Ingredients:

-8 black tea bags

-granulated sugar

In a pot over high heat, pour in 4 cups of cold water and boil. Remove from heat and add the tea bags; cover. Let the tea sit for 5 minutes; stir. Remove the tea bags after 5 minutes and pour the brewed tea into a 2 1/2 quart pitcher; add 4 cups of water and stir. Serve.

2. Raspberry Iced Tea

Serving size: 8

Ingredients:

-8 black tea bags

-4 cups of raspberry fruit juice

In a pot over high heat, pour in 4 cups of cold water and boil. Remove from heat and add the tea bags; cover. Let the tea sit for 5 minutes; stir. Remove the tea bags after 5 minutes and pour the brewed tea into a 2 1/2 quart pitcher; add 4 cups of water and the raspberry fruit juice. Stir and then serve.

3. Sun Tea

Serving size: 8

Ingredients:

-8 tag-less tea bags

-Granulated sugar

In a 2 1/2 quart glass jar, add 8 cups of cold water and stir in the tea bags. Set the (covered) jar in the sun for roughly 6 hours. After 6 hours in the sun, stir and then remove the tea bags. Pour the brewed tea into a 2 1/2 quart pitcher.

4. Strawberry Tea

One of the finest teas!

Serving size: 12

Ingredients:

-10 red tea bags, tag-less

-1 lb. of hulled strawberries, quartered

-1/4 cup of sugar

-1 cup of pomegranate juice

-1 cup of cranberry juice

In a pot over high heat, add 14 cups of water and heat till almost boiling. Then, remove the pot from heat and add the tea bags. Let the tea sit for roughly 10 minutes. Next, remove the tea bags and after cooling, pour some of the brewed tea into one ice cube tray; freeze. Pour the remaining brewed tea into a pitcher; refrigerate. Once the tea is cold, add the strawberries and sugar to the tea; wait 30 minutes. Stir the tea and then pour in the pomegranate and cranberry juices; add the ice cubes to the tea. Serve.

5. Peach Tea

The peachiest of teas.

Serving size: 1

Ingredients:

-1 peach herbal tea bag

-1/4 cup of lemon-lime seltzer

First boil 3/4 cup of water, then add the tea bag and let sit for roughly 5 minutes. Pour the tea into one glass over ice. Lastly, add the seltzer; stir.

6. Mango Tea

Serving size: 1

Ingredients:

-1 green tea bag

-1/2 cup of vanilla Greek yogurt

-1 cup of mango chunks, frozen

-4 ice cubes

First boil a 1/2 cup of water; add tea bag. After 4 minutes, remove the tea bag and let cool to room temperature. In a blender, combine the tea with the yogurt, mango, and ice; blend until the mixture is smooth.

7. Cranberry Tea

Serving size: 2

Ingredients:

-1/2 cup of cranberry juice, chilled

-1/2 cup of grapefruit juice, chilled

-1 cup of vanilla yogurt

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-1/2 a papaya, seeded and cut

-1/2 a red apple, sliced

-1/2 cup of brewed green tea, cooled to room temperature

-6 ice cubes

In a blender, combine the following ingredients and blend until the mixture is smooth.

8. Cinnamon Tea

Serving size: 1

Ingredients:

-1 teaspoon of cinnamon

-1 tea bag

First, boil 8-oz. of water. Add cinnamon into your glass and then pour in the heated water. Put the tea bag in your cup and let steep for 9 minutes. Stir and then enjoy!

9. Honey and Lemon Tea

Serving size: 1

Ingredients:

-1 tea bag

-1 tablespoon of lemon juice

-2 tablespoons of honey

First, boil a 1/2 cup of water; pour into glass and add tea bag, let steep for a 5 minutes. Then, add in the lemon juice and honey; stir and then enjoy!

10. Mint Tea

Serving size: 2

Ingredients:

-15 mint leaves

-2 teaspoons of sugar or honey

Bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Then, remove from heat and add mint leaves; let steep for 4 minutes. Add the sugar or honey. Serve.

Which of these teas is your favorite? Let us know your answer in the comments below.

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