I looooove iced tea and always used to keep a store-bought bottle in the fridge until I thought about how easy it would be to make homemade. Here’s my go-to recipe concocted with stuff I normally have in the cupboard or the fridge.

It’s delicious and tastes like iced tea should – you can taste the tea, get the freshness from the mint, a little punch from the lime and the cinnamon just rounds it off.

Homemade iced tea from sofiaclara.comHere’s a short video to show you just how simple it is!

All you need for this recipe is:

  • 2 litres boiled water
  • 5 sprigs of fresh mint
  • 1 lime & the peel of the lime
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 earl grey tea bags
  • 1 peppermint tea bag
  • 100g sugar (or to taste)

Boil the water in a large saucepan. Remove from heat and add in all ingredients. Be sure to pull the tags off the tea bags. Give it a stir, put the lid on and leave to cool for a couple of hours outside of the fridge and when it’s cool enough, pop it in the fridge.

Strain the bits out and discard. Serve with ice and a slice or two of lime!

This keeps for a good few days in your fridge.

homemade iced teaWhat’s your favourite homemade summer drink? xS