• iced tea in three different ways

    After what felt like the longest winter, it’s finally here at long last: Summer! With June 21st, Canada Day and cottage weekends just around the corner, there’s never been a better time to cool off as the heat turns up.

    One of the best things about the wide world of tea is the versatili-tea (no pun intended). There are so many different ways to enjoy tea, whether it’s herbal, oolong, matcha, or anywhere in between, and we especially love experimenting with different ways to serve Sloane on ice!

    The two most basic ways to make an iced tea are fairly simple - you either cold steep overnight in the fridge and remove the tea in the morning, or hot steeping a concentrated amount of tea to be shaken with or poured over ice. While both of these traditional methods are utilized in our recipes below, we got a bit more experimental and put our own unique twist on each recipe.

    Whether you’re putting together a pitcher for a party (these recipes make great non-alcoholic options) or steeping up a single serving for yourself, you can count on any of these three options to make your summer much sweeter!

    crimson berry tea spritzer in glass

    Crimson Berry Spritzer

    Add a pop of colour to your favourite summer spritzer with iced tea ice cubes!
    1.  Steep 3 teaspoons of Crimson Berry in 6 oz boiling water for 6 minutes.
    2. Remove tea leaves (or bags) and stir in 2 tablespoons of sugar, allow to cool.
    3. Pour the tea into an ice cube tray and let freeze overnight.
    4. Add 3-4 of these cubes to ginger ale or sparkling water for a refreshing tea-infused soda!
    5. Garnish with fresh berries or lemon slices to serve.

    le crueset kettle pouring water into jarcrimson berry loose leaf tea infusing in jarcrimson berry iced tea ice cubeshand placing crimson berry iced tea ice cube in glasscrimson berry iced tea spritzer in glass with straw

     

     

    jasmine mist iced tea with honey in glass

    Jasmine and Honey Iced Tea

    A sweet and refreshing infusion of jasmine and honey, two of our favourite things!

    1. Steep 3 teaspoons (or 2-3 tea sachets) of Jasmine Mist in 6 oz of water just below boiling for 2-3 minutes.
    2. Remove tea leaves (or sachets) and stir in 2 tablespoons of your favourite honey. We love Summer Honey from Kitten and the Bear.
    3. Allow to cool and pour over a tall glass of ice!

    tin of jasmine mist loose leaf tea and jar of honeyspoonful of jasmine mist loose leaf tea

    spoonful of honey going in jar with loose leaf teaglass of jasmine mist iced tea with honey

    marrakesh mint iced tea with citrus

    Cold Steeped Marrakesh Mint Infusion

    Stay cool with this refreshing herbal infusion! 

    1. Fill a pitcher with cold water, slice lemons and limes and add to the pitcher.
    2. If you’re using loose Marrakesh Mint tea, add 3-4 teaspoons of tea to a Sloane Filter  Alternatively, use 2-3 tea sachets. Place the tea sachets directly in the cold water, allowing the tags to hang over the top.
    3. Place in the fridge and allow to cold-steep overnight. If you’d like to sweeten your mint tea, combine equal parts sugar and boiling water to form a thin simple syrup.
    4. Enjoy with fresh mint leaves on a hot summer day!

    tin of marrakesh mint loose leaf tea with citrus wheelsspoonful of marrakesh mint loose leaf tea in filterpitcher of marrakesh mint iced tea and lemon wheelsfilter of infused loose leaf tea held over pitcher of iced teamarrakesh mint iced tea pouring into glass

    And there you have it, three different ways to enjoy Sloane on ice this summer! Do you have a favourite?