Iced tea is one of my favorite homemade beverages to make and keep in the fridge. Not only is it as easy as boiling water (and adding and removing the tea bags ) but its also an amazingly inexpensive alternative to other store-bought beverages and therefore
Sweet and luscious. Easy Hong Kong Milk Tea.
extremely budget-friendly. Snapple-like mixtures are easy to recreate by adding lemon, berries, mint, cucumber or other fun additions from the garden.
Instead of adding sugar, you can add any sweetener you like such as honey, agave, Stevia or even no sweetener at all so it’s also easy to make your own “diet” iced tea blends. Use Almond Milk if you are a Vegan.
This tea is my daughter’s favorite and like all the recipes I share here, amazingly easy. Because I don’t really like the flavor of Green Tea but it has excellent health benefits, I sometimes add a Green Tea bag in with the Black Tea which masks the flavor of the Green Tea completely. I also love making this tea with Earl Grey tea.
- 5 Black Tea bags
- 1 Quart Water
- 1 can of Condensed Milk (sweetened or unsweetened) or 1 C Cream or 1 1/2 Cups Half and Half or Milk, or 1 Cup Almond Milk
- 1/2 Cup Sugar (omit if you are using sweetened milk. You can also add any preferred sweetener).
Tear the paper tops off of the tea bags and place in a pot full of water.
Add the sugar or sweetener to allow it to melt into the water when heating.
Bring water to a boil, then turn off the flame and let the tea bags steep for 10 minutes or longer if you prefer until the color of the water is nice and brown.
Remove the tea bags, pour the tea into a pitcher, add the condensed milk or other milk. Mix, chill and enjoy with or without ice.