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How to Make Iced Tea

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Iced tea is a refreshing drink that is perfect for keeping you hydrated during warm periods. Making it yourself is easy and very fun. You can experiment with the flavors and add anything you’d like to it. 5-Minute Crafts wants to show you some variants that you can use as a base and develop your own recipe.

1. Classic iced tea

You will need:

  • Loose, black tea (or 1-2 tea bags) — 2-3 teaspoons
  • Coffee filter — 1
  • A stapler
  • Mint leaves (optional)
  • Some lemon (optional)

How to make it:

  1. Add 2-3 teaspoons of black tea to a coffee filter.
  2. Use a stapler to seal the ends of the filter. Make sure all the staples are well adjusted.
  3. Take any jug or a pitcher of your choice and fill it with warm water. Place the tea bag in there and let it steep for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Remove your tea bag from the jug. Place the jug into the fridge and let the tea cool down. After this, serve with some mint, lemon, and ice.

2. Green iced tea

You will need:

  • Green tea — 2 tea bags
  • Maple syrup or sugar — 1 teaspoon
  • Some mint leaves
  • Lemon juice

How to make it:

  1. Take any jug or pitcher of your choice and fill it with warm water.
  2. Place the tea bags in there and let them steep for 10-15 minutes. Add mint leaves, maple syrup or sugar, and some lemon juice to the jug and stir.
  3. Place the jug into the fridge until it cools down.

3. Raspberry iced tea

You will need:

  • Black tea — 1 tea bag (you can also use green tea if you prefer)
  • Sugar (optional) — 1 teaspoon
  • Some raspberries
  • Some lemon juice

How to make it:

  1. Place a tea bag into a jar or a cup of your choice. Boil some water and pour it over the tea bag. Let it brew and then remove the tea bag.
  2. Using a fork, mash some raspberries in a bowl.
  3. Add mashed raspberries to a jar. Add some lemon juice and sugar, and stir well.
  4. Place the jar in the fridge until it cools down.
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