How to Make Yunnan, Orange & Ginger Iced Tea
It's fair to say, we've not stopped creating, making and best of all, consuming iced tea over the last few weeks, and with summer well and truly making itself known, we've stumbled on an old favourite to keep us cool this week.
No one has time for faffing when it's this hot, and this one's a real easy one to put together. The gentle smokiness and caramel notes of the Yunnan comes through, with a warming ginger twist and the freshness of the orange to lift it all. The 50:50 ratio of tea to ginger ale gives a good balance of fizz to tea flavour, but if you prefer less fizz and more tea, reduce this to 3:1 tea to ginger ale.
What you'll need (makes 2 drinks):
- 6g Yunnan tea leaves
- 500ml cold, filtered water
- 2 cans of Fevertree Ginger Ale (150ml each)
- 1 orange slice for garnish per drink
- Plenty of ice
Prepare your tea (day before):
- Measure your tea into a jug or bottle and add 500ml water. Cover and set aside at room temperature for around 12 hours or overnight.
- Strain and refrigerate until you’re ready to make your drinks - this cold brew will make a further couple of drinks and can be kept in the fridge for up to 4 days.
- Prepare your glasses with plenty of ice and an orange slice in each
- Pour 150ml cold-brewed tea into each glass
- Top up each glass with a full can of Ginger Ale (150ml)
- Give a gentle stir to combine.