Kensington Iced Sweet Tea

Prep Time: 5-10 Minutes for both

Difficulty: Easy 

Makes: 400ml or 1.5L (serves 1 or up to 5)

Ingredients for 400ml (one glass) of Kensington sweet iced tea: 

  • 9g or 3 teaspoons of our Kensington Breakfast loose tea, it is important for the tea to be strong. 
  • 400ml of water 
  • 200g of ice (or however much desired)
  • 4g or 2 teaspoons of sugar or honey upon preference (if desired). 
  • lemon slices to garnish

Sweetening is more essential for black/sweet tea as its distinctive strong taste can be overpowering and very bitter. This does not suit an unsweetened iced tea. Sometimes experimenting with different levels of sweetening can be helpful to reach your preferred taste!

Honey works great with iced tea!

Directions

  1. Put the ice aside for now and prepare a heatproof container that can contain 400ml of hot fluid.
  2. Bring the water to boil in a pot or kettle and allow the water to come down from the boil slightly before pouring it over the tea strainer or paper filter. Allow the tea to brew for 3 to 4 minutes while in the fridge. Remove the paper filter/strainer once the tea has brewed to your desirable strength.
  3. After removing the tea from the water, stir in your sweetener and allow it to stand for a minute.
  4. Carefully pour the brewed tea over the ice in a glass or cup. Most of the ice will melt instantly. Refrigerate the tea further before serving and add more ice if desired.
  5. Garnish with lemon slices and enjoy!

Ingredients (makes 1.5 litres of iced tea)

  • 36g or 9 teaspoons of Kensington Breakfast loose tea, it is important for the tea to be strong. 
  • 1L of water
  • 500g of ice (or however much desired)
  • 24g or 6 teaspoons of sugar or honey upon preference. 
  • lemon slices to garnish

Directions

  1. Put the ice aside for now and prepare a heatproof container that can contain at least 1.5L of hot fluid. 
  2. Bring the water to boil in a pot or kettle and allow the water to come down from the boil slightly before pouring it over the tea strainer or paper filter. Allow the tea to brew for 4 to 5 minutes while in the fridge. Remove the paper filter/strainer once the tea has brewed to your desired strength.
  3. After removing the tea from the water, stir in your sweetener and allow it to stand for a minute.
  4. Carefully pour the brewed tea over the ice in a glass or cup. Most of the ice will melt instantly. Refrigerate the tea further before serving and add more ice if desired.
  5. Garnish with lemon slices and enjoy!