In the hot summer months there is nothing so refreshing as a cup of fruity iced tea after class! Our expert Ladies of the House prepare delightful summer brews to serve in the parlour, filled with yummy fresh fruit and served ice cold! Here is the recipe for one of our favourite iced tea blends at Sky Sirens. The sweet Turkish Apple is a great sugary pick-me-up after an intense class, while the fruit garnishes and rosebuds make for a pretty pot. Simple, sweet and utterly delicious!
Words and Photography by Eva Devore
Turkish Apple and Rose Iced Tea
Makes approx. 2 Litres of Iced Tea
You will need:
A large heat-proof jug or pitcher
Turkish Apple Tea
Fresh fruit to garnish (apple slices, strawberries)
Boil a full kettle of water. Place 5-6 teaspoons of the Turkish apple tea into your jug. This tea made from flavoured sugar and is full of tangy apply flavour. Pour in the freshly-boiled water and stir to dissolve the Turkish apple.
Pop in your rosebud tea. You can use either a tea bag, tea infuser, or some jugs have built in compartments for the tea to infuse. You can also let the rosebuds float loose, however you will have to strain the tea afterwards!
Let your rosebud tea brew for 8-10 minutes, and then remove the rosebuds. Allow your tea to cool for at least an hour. After letting the tea cool, you can either pop it in the fridge to chill, or top it up with ice-cubes to serve immediately.
To serve your tea, pour into a decorative jug and add ice cubes. Garnish with apple slices, halved strawberries and a few pretty rosebuds, and serve. You will love this refreshing treat!
You can experiment with different teas and flavours for your iced tea! Some of our favourite teas are Mangoes & Cream, Strawberries and Cream and Fruitalicious from T2. You can try using black teas, green teas and fruit tisanes too. If you try out a brew, post it to instagram and tag us at @skysirens!