If you are looking for a light and refreshing drink for patio season here it is. Homemade iced tea is really easy to make and you can dress it up with fresh fruit, herbs, juices, or even spike it with some gin if you like.
I like using only a touch of sugar and decaf tea bags so I can drink it all day long. For a more basic recipe skip the oranges and rosemary and add sliced lemon instead.
Homemade Iced Tea with Oranges and Rosemary(8 cups iced tea)
Put 2 litres of water in a sauce pan and bring to a simmer, add the two teabags and continue until to let it rise to a boil. Once the teabags are added set a timer for 5 minutes then turn off the heat.
Stir in your sugar, rosemary and sliced oranges. Transfer the pot to an ice bath to cool it down, it will continue to stew as it cools. Once cool remove the teabags and transfer to a pitcher. Store in the fridge. Tasty in the fridge for 2-3 days. Serve over ice.