Iced Tea Recipe Tips

A frosty glass of iced tea pairs perfectly with summer weather, so we’re sharing iced tea extras to kick up this summertime beverage. These twists on tea are perfect to try in our Iced Tea Maker. Do you have a favorite addition to iced tea?

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  • Simple Syrups. Sweeten with simple syrup instead of granulated sugar to allow the sweetener to dissolve more easily into the iced tea. To make simple syrup, heat 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar until the sugar dissolves, cool before using.

– Or, jazz up your iced tea with other sweeteners such as honey, agave nectar, stevia or flavored syrups.

  • Have fun with fruit. Add fruits for a refreshing flair to iced tea. We suggest lightly muddling the fruit with a wooden spoon in the Iced Tea Maker pitcher to release the flavorful juices before brewing.

– If using canned or jarred fruit, add the juice/syrup from the can for extra flavor and added sweetness.

  • Play with herbs. Adding herbs can also kick up the flavor of your cup. Choose from lavender, mint, basil, spearmint, jasmine, chamomile, rosemary and many more for an invigorating take on tea.
  • Tea Cocktails. Feeling rowdy? For delicious adult tea cocktails, add 1 cup of your favorite liquor such as vodka, gin, rum or tequila directly to the pitcher.
  • Custom Blend. Mix different types of teas or mix flavored and unflavored tea for delicious custom blends. We suggest using half flavored tea bags and half black or green tea bags for a delightful twist.
  • Sparkling Tea. Shake your thirst with sparkling iced tea. To make in the Iced Tea Maker, only fill the water tank half way for brewing then add 12 oz of cold sparkling water or seltzer to the pitcher after brewing.

To find out more about Capresso, visit www.Capresso.com.

 

Strawberry Basil Iced Tea

Showcasing strawberries in your Iced Tea Maker. In this refreshing rendition of iced tea, fresh basil pairs wonderfully with strawberries to create a flavorful drink.

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Strawberry Basil Iced Tea

  • 8 black tea bags
  • 1 cup strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • ½ cup fresh basil
  • ¼ cup sugar or sweetener, if desired
  • Fresh basil to garnish

Using your Capresso Iced Tea Maker, add sliced strawberries and basil to the pitcher, plus sweetener if desired. Fill pitcher with ice to the ice level marking and place the pitcher with lid onto the machine. Please tea bags to brew basket and close lid. Turn on machine and let brew. After brewing, pour tea into ice-filled glasses and garnish with fresh basil. Enjoy!

 

Boston Iced Tea

Even in the fall, we love to enjoy a glass of iced tea. Make your iced tea festive with the addition of cranberry juice. This subtly sweet drink features the tart zing of cranberries, and is perfect for a crisp autumn day.

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Boston Iced Tea

– 1 cup cranberry juice

– 6 black tea bags

Using your Capresso Iced Tea Maker, add cranberry juice to the pitcher. Fill pitcher with ice to the ice level marking and place pitcher with lid onto the machine. Place tea bags into the brew basket and close lid. Turn on machine and let brew. After brewing, pour tea into ice-filled glasses and enjoy!

For more recipes, visit www.Capresso.com.

Iced Tea Lemonade Pops

Two refreshing drinks are combined to create a sweet summer treat. Iced tea lemonade pops are easy to make and perfect for a hot summer day.

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Iced Tea Lemonade Pops

Yield: Makes 6 pops

– 6 tea bags

– Sweeten to taste*

– 1½ cups of Simply Lemonade®

Using your Capresso Iced Tea Maker, add the tea bags to the brew basket and close the lid. Turn on the machine and let the tea brew. After the tea is finished brewing, add ice and stir.

Mix lemonade and 1½ cups of iced tea together. Divide the mixture between popsicle molds and freeze until solid. Enjoy!

For more recipes, and to find out more about Capresso products, visit Capresso.com.

*Taste the lemonade-tea mixture and add more sugar as needed. Freezing may dilute sweetness.

Green Tea Sangria

This refreshing iced tea cocktail will brighten up any table this weekend. Cool off and refresh with Capresso with a twist on a summer classic, Green Tea Sangria.

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1 serving

-1 ½ cups of chilled white wine (approximately half a bottle)

-6 green tea bags

-1 sliced green apple

-1 sliced orange

-1 sliced lime

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Using your Capresso Iced Tea Maker, pour the chilled wine into the pitcher and add sliced fruit.

Next, add the tea bags to the brew basket and close the lid. Turn on the machine and let the tea brew down onto the chilled wine and fruit.

After the tea is finished brewing, add ice and stir. Garnish serving glass with more fruit slices and enjoy!

For more recipes, and to find out more about Capresso products, visit Capresso.com.

Fresh Peach Iced Tea

Peaches add a refreshing, summery taste to this iced tea recipe, using the new Capresso Iced Tea Maker.

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Fresh Peach Iced Tea

– 3 peaches, peeled and sliced

– ¼ cup sugar or sweetener, if desired

– 6 black tea bags*

Add sliced peaches and sugar to the pitcher and lightly muddle with a wooden spoon to release the juices. Fill pitcher with ice to the ice level marking and place pitcher with lid onto the machine. Add tea bags to the brew basket and close lid. Turn on machine and let brew. After brewing, pour tea into ice-filled glasses and garnish with peach wedges.

*Can also be used with loose tea.

For more recipes, visit http://www.Capresso.com.

 

Blackberry Hibiscus Iced Tea

Showcase fresh summer blackberries in our sweet and refreshing Blackberry Hibiscus Iced Tea recipe.

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Blackberry Hibiscus Iced Tea

–       1 cup fresh blackberries

–       ¼ cup sugar or sweetener, if desired

–       6 hibiscus tea bags

–       ice

Add blackberries to the pitcher, plus the sweetener if desired. Fill pitcher with ice to the ice level marking and place the pitcher with lid onto the machine. Fill removable water tank to the fill line. Place the tea bags into the brew basket and close lid. Turn on machine and let brew. After brewing, pour tea into ice-filled glasses. Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

Raspberry Peppermint Iced Tea

 

Say “hello” to berry season with the recipe for Raspberry Peppermint Iced Tea. The fresh fruit pairs wonderfully with peppermint tea to create a bright and flavorful drink. Dress up your iced tea glass with fresh mint leaves.

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Raspberry Peppermint Iced Tea

 

–       1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries

 

–       ¼ cup sugar or sweetener, if desired

 

–       6 peppermint tea bags

 

–       fresh mint leaves for garnish, optional

 

Use your Capresso Iced Tea Maker. Add raspberries to the pitcher, plus the sweetener if desired. Fill pitcher with ice to the ice level marking and place the pitcher with lid onto the machine. Fill removable water tank to the fill line. Place the tea bags into the brew basket and close lid. Turn on machine and let brew. After brewing, pour tea into ice-filled glasses. Add mint leaves for garnish, optional.