White tea leaves, an iced tea recipe using white peony tea

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How to use white tea leaves to make homemade iced tea into gourmet iced tea

Remembering that white tea antioxidants may be beneficial to our health.

I asked my tea blender friend about how to make iced tea using white tea. She suggested starting with a loose leaf white peony tea. Her instructions follow:

White peony tea normally brews for 2-4 minutes using one tablespoon loose leaves per 8 ounce cup of filtered water. I brew for ice tea using a half tablespoon more loose leaf tea and steep for 4-6 minutes. Let cool for 20-30 minutes and chill. You can make the tea early in the morning, let it sit out and cool down for 2 hours and then refrigerate.

Serve white peony tea in tall iced tea glasses. Use your imagination when garnishing this homemade iced tea. Mint leaves, lemon slices, orange slices, skewers with raspberries, blueberries or pineapple all make colorful tasty garnishes.

Note: Many people grow their own mint and other herbs all year round. This can be done with an AeroGarden Pro right in your own kitchen. We found a place that offers the AeroGarden. Take a look and see if it is something that interests you. You will need to enter the words AeorGarden into the search box. They also have good quality electric tea pots.

mint garnish


Things to remember when brewing tea

If you steep white loose leaf tea beyond 8 minutes it will get bitter.
Always use good quality water that is 185 degrees
Always use a timer when brewing this or any loose teas.

Try these other flavored white tea leaves

Jasmine white tea - Tangerine white leaf tea - Pomegranate white

The flavored whites also brew great using these directions.

Tip: Always make enough tea for the day or at the most 2 days. Tea in the refrigerator will act like baking soda and absorb flavors.

More iced tea recipes

Iced tea recipes
Fruit iced tea
Orange spice tea and Blueberry iced tea
Lemonade iced tea
Sweet iced tea
Long Island iced tea
Iced green tea
Red raspberry leaf tea

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