Make your own fresh summery homemade iced tea

homemade iced tea
Homemade iced tea? Simple, tasty and healthy! Pimp your water with fruit, herbs or vegetables and make your own tea, hot or cold … sweetened or natural, the variations are endless.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine Own recipe
Servings 1.5 liter


  • water jug
  • cooking pot


  • 1,5 l water mineraalwater
  • 1 juice of a lemon
  • 1 peel of a lemon
  • 1 lemon to add with serving
  • 3 cm ginger
  • 2 handful mint leaves fresh
  • 2 sprig mint to add with serving
  • 2 flower star anise
  • 1 tblspoon honey


  • Cut the ginger into fine slices. Rinse the mint leaves and star anise.
  • Put a cooking pot on a low heat and fill with the water. I have a cristal water jug that can immediately be put on the fire. So I can prepare the tea in the jug.
  • Add the lemon juice, peel, ginger slices, star anise, mint leaves and honey. Stir well and bring to boil.
  • Turn off the heat, let it steep for another five minutes and pour the water through a sieve.
  • If you want cold tea, let it cool down further and put it in the fridge for two hours.
  • Fill your water jug with the tea, add ice cubes, some fresh lemon slices and sprigs of mint.


You can vary endlessly with flavors. If you feel like a summery touch, you can use cucumber strings. Or would you like it a bit spicier, go for ginger and rosemary or cherries with cloves …
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Keyword fruity water, homemade iced tea, iced tea
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by Patricia

I am Patricia, energetic 40'er, architect, business manager and food blogger. Living in Andalusia but from Flanders - Belgium. Mother of 2 active and creative kids who, together with my husband Geert, form the tasting team of the first order!
Cooking has become a passion. Everything starts with devising an original recipe and that’s when my love for food photography & styling comes across… In my blog you will get to know my healthy Mediterranean fusion cuisine!

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