Easy guide to making homemade iced tea

Grabbing an iced tea bottle from your store might seem convenient but making your own iced tea at home is also quick and a much healthier alternative.  With just a few simple steps, you’ll enjoy a refreshing beverage. Plus, you have the control to reduce the amount of sugar you consume.

Whether you use tea bags or loose-leaf tea, always use high-quality tea and ingredients for the most satisfying outcome! Why not get creative and experiment with various fruits, spices, and herbs? Lemon, ginger, lavender, mint, berries – are among the most popular options!

 Quick facts & tips

  • Lemonades and iced teas from coffee shops and stores are loaded with sugar (check the label on the back!)
  • Refined sugar in food and drinks has been shown to contribute to serious health problems*
  • So reducing your daily sugar intake can improve your health
  • If you take sugar in your tea, try reducing the amount gradually until you cut back completely
  • Swap added sugar in your tea with low calorie sweeteners
  • Or try adding natural, healthier substitutes like honey, agave, or maple syrup

* https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/14-ways-to-eat-less-sugar

Let’s make iced tea (without the sugar)

3 refreshing easy-to-make homemade iced tea recipes with YOGI TEA®

1. Ginger Lemon Iced Tea

What you need:

3 bags of 𝐘𝐎𝐆𝐈 𝐓𝐄𝐀® 𝐋𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐧 𝐆𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐫
1L boiling water
Ice cubes
Fresh lemon slices
Mint leaves
[Optional: Agave or Maple syrup to sweeten]

Lemon ginger tea


Add the teabags to 1L of boiled water, let it seep & then cool.
Slice the lemons and pop them in with the mint and ice cubes in a pitcher.
If you'd like to sweeten your drink, add your syrup of choice.
Pour your cooled tea into the pitcher with the rest of the ingredients.

2. Raspberry Mint Iced Tea

What you need:

4 bags of 𝐘𝐎𝐆𝐈 𝐓𝐄𝐀® 𝐖𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐧’𝐬 𝐄𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐠𝐲
2-3 tablespoons agave syrup
Juice of one lemon
500 ml cold water
150g frozen raspberries
4 sprigs of fresh mint

Raspberry tea


Pour 500 ml of boiling water over YOGI TEA® Women’s Energy and allow to steep for 7 minutes.
Remove the tea bag.
Stir in the agave syrup, lemon juice and cold water.
Add the frozen raspberries and fresh mint.
Let it infuse in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
Serve with ice cubes.

3. Cranberry Hibiscus Iced Tea

 What you need:

4 bags YOGI TEA® Positive Energy
2-3 tablespoons of agave syrup
Juice of one lemon
350 ml cold water
150 ml peach juice
1 organic peach cut into wedges

Cranberry Hibiscus Iced Tea


Pour 500 ml of boiling water over YOGI TEA® Positive Energy and allow to steep for 5 minutes.
Remove the tea bag.
Stir in the agave syrup, lemon juice, peach juice and cold water.
Add the peach slices.
Leave to infuse for 2 hours in the refrigerator.
Serve with ice cubes.

TIP! Don’t over brew your tea – it will end up tasting too strong or bitter. If you like your tea strong, add more teabags instead.

Hey, remember that water should always be your go-to drink! But if you’re feeling like something refreshing on a hot day, you can also check out YOGI TEA®’s iced tea, smoothie, and mocktail recipes here: https://www.yogitea.com/en/inspiration/recipes

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