Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Summer Afternoon Tea | DIY



If you read the blog post that I posted on Saturday then you'll know that when I was asked by BBC Good Food* to post some of their summer cocktail recipes on my blog I was very weary about posting something that wasn't written by myself. Well the same goes for today, I wouldn't normally have someone else publish something on my blog for me but I really had to share this recipe for Summer Citrus Iced Tea with you all because it really is amazing!


If you love tea, but you don’t find it refreshing in hot weather,
try this wonderfully fresh alternative.

What You Need

 - 6 ordinary tea bags
 - 2 tbsp caster sugar
 - 10 sprigs mint
 - 300ml fresh orange juice
 - Juice 1 lime
 - Half of a sliced orange
 - Mint leaves and ice to serve

What To Do

 - Make the tea with 1.2 litres water and the sugar.
 - Add mint to the pot and infuse for 10 mins. Strain and cool.
 - Pour into a jug, stir in the juices and serve with orange slices, mint and plenty of ice.

Do you like the sound of this version of summer iced tea?

With love, Alisha Valerie. x

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35 comments:

  1. This sounds delightful and so refreshing! We've not actually made our own iced tea before, but we will using this! Thanks for sharing!

    Jessica & James | www.foodandbaker.co.uk / www.foodandbakertravels.co.uk

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    1. Please let me know what you think if you try it? Thank you for your comment πŸŒΈπŸ’œπŸ’«

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  2. That sounds amazing, I love iced tea and this sounds so refreshing, will definitely be trying it out!
    Hels xx
    www.thehelsproject.com

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    1. I really hope that you enjoy it! Thank you for your comment πŸŒΈπŸ’œπŸ’«

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  3. Yes I do! You've really inspired me to try it with some sandwiches and scones.

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    1. That sounds wonderful lovely, perfection. Thank you for your comment πŸŒΈπŸ’œπŸ’«

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  4. I'm really not a tea fan, but the drink sounds amazing without the tea bags! :D Anything citrus is perfect for me!

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    1. That's awesome darling. Hope you enjoy if you try it! Thank you for your comment πŸŒΈπŸ’œπŸ’«

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  5. Like Charlotte, I'm not the biggest tea drinker but I would definitely like to give this a go! Mint and orange is always a fab combo and reminds me of Pimms, you can't go wrong there! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

    Abbey 😘 www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

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    1. I couldn't agree more with you on the Pimms lovely! Thank you for your comment πŸŒΈπŸ’œπŸ’«

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  7. Ooh def going to try this out - I love tea - both normal and iced, and this recipe sounds great!

    Kate x
    http://www.findingkate.co

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    1. Really hope you enjoy!! Thank you for your comment πŸŒΈπŸ’œπŸ’«

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  8. I'm an avid tea addict, so will have to try this out- looks so good!

    Gabija | EveryLittleThing Blog

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    1. Please let me know your thoughts if you try it out? Thank you for your comment πŸŒΈπŸ’œπŸ’«

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  9. Ooh I've always wondered how to make iced tea! This looks amazing, and it looks so simple to make! I'll definitely be giving this one a try, thank you!
    Love,
    Hayley X
    Lifethroughtsg.com

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    1. You're welcome - hope you enjoy! Thank you for your comment πŸŒΈπŸ’œπŸ’«

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  10. This sounds really delicious, I must say I'm not really a tea fan! I'm more of a coffee person myself but I'd still give it a go x

    Kayleigh Zara 🌿www.kayleighzaraa.com

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    1. I'm more of a coffee person babe, but I highly recommend trying this. It's wonderful. Thank you for your comment πŸŒΈπŸ’œπŸ’«

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  11. this actually sounds like a great tea for bbq's and summer parties I've been having! Will deffo be bringing some along to the next one! xx

    G

    www.teawithgi.com

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  12. I'd like to try this! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. I typically love iced tea but I'm not sure about all the mint in this receipe. I can't do a lot of mint :( I really like peach tea!

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    1. Swap the mint out for some peach babe? Thank you for your comment πŸŒΈπŸ’œπŸ’«

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    2. That's such a good idea :) xx

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  14. I've never had iced tea but this sounds so good!

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    1. It's wonderful doll, please let me know what you think if you try it? Thank you for your comment πŸŒΈπŸ’œπŸ’«

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  15. This is a great idea! I love afternoon tea & doing it at home, yourself, would make for a fabulous afternoon with my friends!!! <3

    Charlene McElhinney
    www.charlenemcelhinney.co.uk

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    1. I really hope that you love it if you try it babe! Thank you for your comment πŸŒΈπŸ’œπŸ’«

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  16. Great post, thanks for sharing these recepies, they're great to read. I'd love to make this tea, it'd be lovely for when friends come over!

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    1. So happy you agree lovely! Thank you for your comment πŸŒΈπŸ’œπŸ’«

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  17. Sounds like such a good recipe. I might make myself some when the weather gets a little warmer!

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