by Claire Hou
While traditionally steeped tea is great in its own right, sometimes we want to change things up a little! Here are 2 recipes that are easy to make at home, and add some variety to conventional puerh and black tea.
1. Peach Iced Tea
Peach iced tea is a classic summer drink. Think about it; do you want to be nursing a steaming hot mug of puerh tea during a barbecue out in the hot July sun, or a tall, refreshing glass of peach iced tea? Here are two great recipes for it, though they both call for peach nectar/peach syrup of some kind. If you want to stay all natural, you can always forgo that ingredient and stick just to fresh fruit, using sweeteners like honey.
2. Vanilla Tea
Vanilla flavored things often have a bad rep, but why? Vanilla is delicious, and vanilla beans are full of flavor. These two recipes teach you how to infuse vanilla into your daily tea with just a few simple steps. Once again, they may call for artificial vanilla flavoring, but sometimes all natural is the best way to go! The first recipe also contains directions for other types of spice tea, such as cinnamon and lavender flavors.
And lastly, here is a link that is more comprehensive in generally how to create your own scented and flavored teas: http://www.rivertea.com/blog/make-scented-flavored-tea-home/
In the meanwhile, get brewing!