TOP FIVE T2 ICED TEAS + HOW TO MAKE AN ICED TEA

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThere is something about going into my local T2 store which excites me so much, from the smells of teas that fill the air to the always bubbly staff, there is something that makes this shop my magical little tea haven in Milton Keynes! Truth be told, I could spend hours in this shop, its so easy for me to get lost while walking from one end of the shop to the other and just accidentally spend about three hours browsing the teas while "trying" to find my way out (I always manage to bypass the till before I find the way out). T2 have an amazing selection of over 175 different teas, but today I'm here to tell you about my current favourite teas to drink iced!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAChillin' BeetsI'm so obsessed with any tea with beets in iced, I find that its such an interesting flavour that it can take a standard fruit infusion to a whole new taste dimension. This blend combines savoury flavours like beet, carrot and parsley with tangy hibiscus, apple and pomegranate. For some reason, I think this tastes and smells EXACTLY like sherbet, I can't see that any ingredient would make it taste like that, so I'm just going to assume that its just me that thinks this. I personally love this iced with no sweetener, the depth of taste that you get from this tea is enough to not need anything added to it, however, I think that if you're a bit unsure on beets in tea, I would add a tiny bit of sweetener.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAStrawberries & Cream This tea is absolutely perfect for if you have a sweet tooth and are looking for something to please that as well as keep you refreshed and hydrated. It sounds like it should be a given, but my favourite thing about this tea is how the flavour stays true to the taste of an actual strawberry. It has the slight bite that you would get from a freshly picked strawberry, but that quickly turns into the sweetness that you would find in a strawberry pudding. The addition of the yogurt give this blend a rich creaminess which I think makes this tea really unique and stand out against T2s other fruit infusions.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPumping PomegranateThis is the first tea that I ever tried iced from T2 and has been a long standing favourite of mine. Make a pitcher of this, filled with ice and sliced fruit and topped up with some soda water, and you get the most refreshing and tangy iced tea you could possibly ask for, a summer BBQ staple! This is the most tart tea out of these 5 but I really enjoy that little kick on a hot summers day, if you would prefer a little sweetness then try adding some fresh sweeter fruit to it, strawberries and kiwi work really well.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAShimmer Punch (Sold out online :( )Apple, liquorice root, chicory, blueberry, flavouring, acidifier (E330), coconut, sweet blackberry leaves, sunflower petals, cornflower petals.I don't want to go into this one too much as its sold out now and I have been informed that it won't be coming back anytime soon, but if you're lucky enough to pop into a shop that has any left, you NEED to pick some up! Think of creamy coconut, sweet liquorice & a fruity twist from apple and blueberry.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFruit Royale The flavour of this tea is just BAM in your face! I honestly think this is the most intense and flavourful fruit infusions I have ever tried, when I hear people say that fruit teas "always smell great but taste like water" I just want to brew them up and iced on of these. Its so simple, only about 4 ingredients but they all entwine together to make the most perfect tart summer drink.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMaking iced tea is so simple and quick, all I do is brew double the amount of tea for the same amount of time as I would do a normal cup (Fruit infusions I tent to brew for a bit longer as they won't overbrew), fill a glass with ice and pour the tea over the ice. Simple!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABig shout out to T2 MK, thank you for being one of there very few redeeming features of Milton Keynes - there is nothing much interesting about roundabouts and concrete cows. If you're ever in the area then you MUST go in! (If you do, ask specifically for Georgia and tell her Amy said hi)Thanks for reading! X