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Refreshing Tea Ice Pops: The Perfect Summer Treat

Refreshing Tea Ice Pops: The Perfect Summer Treat - Beach House Teas

Summer is the season for fun in the sun, but sometimes the heat can be a bit too much to handle. When the temperature soars, there's nothing quite as satisfying as a cold, refreshing treat. Enter tea ice pops: a delightful and simple way to cool down while enjoying the flavors you love. Whether you're a fan of classic black tea, soothing herbal blends, or the invigorating taste of green tea, this recipe is versatile enough to cater to all your tea preferences. Add a bit of sweetness and some fresh fruit or herbs, and you've got yourself a gourmet frozen treat that's as beautiful as it is delicious. Let's dive into this easy-to-make recipe that will surely become a staple in your summer snack repertoire.

 



Recipe for Tea Ice Pops:

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 tea bags or loose leaf tea (choose your favorite variety: black, green, herbal, etc.)
  • 4 cups of water
  • Sweetener of your choice (honey, sugar, agave nectar, etc.)
  • Sliced fruit or herbs (optional, for added flavor and decoration)

Instructions:

  1. Boil Water: Start by boiling 4 cups of water in a pot or kettle.

  2. Steep the Tea: Place the tea bags or loose leaf tea in a heatproof container. Pour the boiling water over the tea and let it steep for the recommended time (typically 3-5 minutes for black or green tea, and longer for herbal teas). For a stronger flavor, you can steep the tea a bit longer.

  3. Sweeten the Tea: While the tea is still hot, add your preferred sweetener to taste. Start with 2-3 tablespoons and adjust according to your preference. Stir until the sweetener is completely dissolved.

  4. Cool the Tea: Allow the tea to cool to room temperature. You can speed up this process by placing the container in the refrigerator.

  5. Prepare Ice Pop Molds: While the tea is cooling, get your ice pop molds ready. Traditional ice pop molds work great, but you can also use small paper cups with popsicle sticks if you don't have molds.

  6. Add Flavor (Optional): For added flavor and visual appeal, place slices of fruit, herbs, or edible flowers in the molds.

  7. Fill the Molds: Once the tea is cool, pour it into the ice pop molds, leaving a little space at the top to allow for expansion as they freeze.

  8. Freeze: Place the molds in the freezer and let them freeze for at least 4-6 hours, or until completely solid.

  9. Enjoy: To release the ice pops from the molds, run them briefly under warm water. Then, enjoy your homemade tea ice pops!

 

These tea ice pops are not only refreshing but also incredibly versatile. You can experiment with different tea flavors, sweeteners, and add-ins to create your perfect summer treat. They're a fun and creative way to stay cool and hydrated, making them perfect for tea enthusiasts and anyone looking for a unique and delicious way to beat the heat. Try this recipe today and enjoy the ultimate icy indulgence!

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