There's something about summer that makes us feel more energized and happier. Some say it's vitamin D, but we say – it's the excitement of experimenting with tea and making perfect, flavourful refreshments. These tea ideas for summer that will make your days more cheerful, drinks more fun, and keeping you hydrated and refreshed.
1. Cold brew tea with fresh herbs
Cold brewing tea in summer is one of the best ways to enjoy tea all day long. From stronger black teas to fresh greens, or caffeine free rooibos, there's a perfect cold brew for everyone. And it takes no more than a minute of effort. You will have to let it steep, though. Steeping overnight will give the best flavour, but some teas may be ready in only 2-3 hours. Another plus? Cold-brewed tea has less caffeine than regular hot brewed tea.
2. Make Tea Jellies
And we don't mean teddy bears only. Choose your favourite silicone mould and make tea jellies in any shape you want. You can serve them with ice cream or use them for decorating other summer desserts. Or, you can simply eat them.
3. Make Tea Ice
Instead of steeping tea in hot water, try adding tea ice cubes to a glass of cold water. Not only will it be icy cold, but it will also have a delicious light flavour that you can enjoy all day long. An extra idea? Make a fruit tea ice cubes and add them to a glass of cold brewed pure green or black tea.
5. Steep It in Milk To Make a Refreshing Milkshake
Can you steep tea in milk? Definitely. There are two ways to do, so try them both. One is great for making flavourful milkshakes, and the other is perfect for making a cold brew milk tea. You can choose from hundreds of flavours and turn regular milk or a milk alternative into something truly delicious.
6. Add Tea Syrups to Water
8. Try Making Boba Tea at Home
Your favourite tea, some milk, and pre-made tapioca pearls served over ice is all it takes to make a delicious homemade boba tea. With the right ingredients, boba tea is both fun and easy to make.
9. Make Your Own Tea Popsicles
Making a simple tea syrup really is one of the best things you can do this summer. Why? Because it's great for hundreds of drinks and desserts. Yes, for popsicles too. With a homemade tea sugar syrup you can make tea flavoured popsicles in literally 5 minutes. Plus, the freezing time, of course.