5 Ways To Make Iced Tea At Camp

Refreshing iced tea with lemon and mint, cold summer drink with reusable metal straws
Creating your custom iced tea is so simple! All you need to do is add a little of this or a splash of that and you have a whole new spin on a summertime favorite – perfect for a backyard bbq or an afternoon at camp.

Base Recipe For Iced Tea

•8 cups of water
•6 tea bags (black or green tea)
•1/3 cup sugar, honey or sweetener  (optional & adjust to taste)
– In a large saucepan, bring the water to a boil.
– Once boiling, remove from heat and add the tea bags. Allow the tea to steep for 5-10 minutes, depending on your preferred strength.
– If using sugar, dissolve it into the hot tea mixture while stirring.
– Remove the tea bags and let the tea cool.
– Pour the tea into a pitcher and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving. If making at camp, or somewhere where a refrigerator is not available, allow to cool for several hours before serving. Serve over ice.
Now, let’s spice it up!!

1. Minty Iced Green Tea Recipe

•Base iced tea recipe using green tea
•1 cup of fresh mint leaves
•Lemon slices for garnish
Instructions: Steep mint leaves along with the tea bags in the boiling water. Strain and continue as per base recipe. Serve with lemon slices.

2. Peach Iced Tea Recipe

•Base iced tea recipe using black tea
•4 ripe peaches, pitted and sliced
Instructions: Blend the peaches and strain the puree. Mix the puree into the tea once it has cooled. Serve chilled.

3. Ginger Lemon Iced Tea Recipe

•Base iced tea recipe using green tea
•1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
•Juice of 2 lemons
Instructions: Add the ginger while steeping the tea. Strain and continue as per base recipe. Add the lemon juice after the tea has cooled.

4. Strawberry Iced Tea Recipe

•Base iced tea recipe
•1 cup of strawberries, hulled and sliced
Instructions: Blend strawberries and strain the puree. Mix the puree into the tea once it has cooled. Serve chilled.

5. Spiced Chai Iced Tea Recipe

•Base iced tea recipe using chai tea (or black tea with added chai spices)
•1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions: Add the vanilla extract after the tea has cooled. Serve over ice. Enjoy your tea-time!
Do you have an iced tea recipe of your own? Share it in the comments!




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