July 12, 2022Sõl Kitchen
3 Refreshing Iced Teas for Hot Summer Days

Iced tea is practically made for summer! There's nothing quite as refreshing as a delicious glass of the stuff as you're relaxing in the hot summer sun. If you've just been buying the store-bought varieties, though, you've been missing out - homemade iced teas can be even better! In this blog post, we're going to give you the recipes for 3 refreshing iced teas for hot summer days. Iced tea-lovers, get ready to find your new favourite drink!

1) Strawberry Iced Tea

Recipe adapted from Let the Baking Begin here. This refreshing drink combines the sweetness of strawberries with the tartness of lemon or lime, and it's perfect for summer days!

Step 1: Gather Ingredients

  • 4 cups water
  • 4 tea bags (Earl Gray or black tea)
  • 2.5 cups sliced strawberries
  • 1  lemon or lime
  • Sugar to taste

Step 2: Steep the Tea Bags

Boil 2 cups of water and pour it into a container. Steep the tea bags in there for as long as you'd like. Remember the longer they're in there, the stronger the tea will be!

Step 3: Add in Other Ingredients

After removing the tea bags, toss in your strawberries, lemon or lime juice, and sugar to taste. Then, mash up the strawberries to help release the juice.

Step 4: Pour into Pitcher and Serve

When the mixture tastes just right, pour it into a pitcher with ice and serve.

2) Peach Iced Tea

Recipe adapted from Minimalist Baker here.   This iced tea is perfect for peachy summer days (pun intended)!

Step 1: Gather Ingredients

  • 1 cup cane sugar
  • 9 cups water
  • 2 thinly-sliced ripe peaches
  • 3-4 black tea bags (or 2-3 tablespoons of loose tea)

Step 2: Make Simple Syrup

In a saucepan, bring the sugar, 1 cup of water, and peaches to a boil. Then, lower the heat and crush the peaches to release the juices. Once the sugar has dissolved, remove the saucepan from heat, cover, and let sit for about 30 minutes.

Step 3: Brew and Steep the Tea

Brew using your favourite method of choice. Try not to let the bags steep for longer than 5 minutes though, as the tea can get bitter. When it's done, put it in the fridge to cool.

Step 4: Strain Out Peaches

After the simple syrup has finished, strain out the peaches.

Step 5: Combine Simple Syrup and Tea and Enjoy

Mix it all together in a pitcher with ice, and serve.

3) Easy Iced Tea

Recipe adapted from Natasha's Kitchen here. There's nothing like a classic! Serve sweetened or unsweetened depending on your preference.

Step 1: Gather Ingredients

  • 8 cups water
  • 6 black tea bags
  • Sugar to taste

Step 2: Steep Tea Bags

Bring about 4 cups of water to a boil in a saucepan. Remove from heat, toss in tea bags, and let steep for 10 minutes. Remove tea bags when finished.

Step 3: Add Sugar (optional)

While the tea is still hot, add sugar to taste.

Step 4: Pour in Remaining Water and Chill

Add the last 4 cups of water to the mixture, pour into a pitcher, and chill in the fridge for about an hour.

Step 5: Serve

You can throw in some ice, lemon slices, and fresh mint for extra flavour!


There you go - three refreshing iced teas that are perfect for hot summer days! Whether you like your iced tea fruity, sweet, or classic, we hope you found a recipe that you'll enjoy. Want a meal to go with that iced tea? Check out our menu at Sõl Kitchen here, and order for takeout or delivery today!

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