It’s a question that we get a lot around here (especially this time of year)…
Can Wu-Long Tea be enjoyed as iced tea?
The answer is yes!
Whether you like it hot or cold, you can still get all of the amazing benefits of our tea.
In the spirit of delicious summertime drinks, here are a few oolong iced tea recipes to get you inspired…
Oolong-Cinnamon Iced Tea
(Stolen straight from a Dr. Oz list of metabolism boosting iced teas)
Oolong has a catechin and caffeine combination that ignites your body’s fat-burning furnace, and your metabolism is raised for up to 2 hours after drinking it. The cinnamon has properties that help your body use sugar more efficiently.
4 cinnamon sticks
4 tbsp loose oolong tea or 12 oolong tea bags
3 cups water
Bring the water to a boil. Turn off the heat and let the tea and cinnamon soak in the boiling water for 5 minutes. Remove the tea bags or leaves and pour the concentrated tea into a jug. Fill the rest of the jug with cool water. Put the tea in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours to chill. Then enjoy!
Oolong Lemonade Tea:
6 cups water
6 oolong tea bags
¼ cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
2-3 teaspoons stevia (to your desired sweetness)
Bring the water to a boil. Turn off the heat and let the tea bags steep in the hot water for about 5 minutes. Remove the tea bags and add the fresh squeezed lemon juice. Cool in refrigerator for 2-3 hours.
Serve over ice.
Peach Oolong Tea:
6 cups water
4 oolong tea bags
2 ripe peaches, peeled and diced
Stevia, to taste
Bring the water to a boil. Turn off the heat and steep the tea bags in the hot water for about 5 minutes. Remove the tea bags and chill tea in the refrigerator 1-2 hours. Meanwhile, add the peach chunks to a food processor and blend until smooth. When the tea is chilled, add the peach puree and stevia and stir until mixed.
Serve over ice with a slice of peach or some mint as a garnish.