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Vietnamese iced tea recipe: Perfect for hot days

Vietnamese iced tea is a refreshing drink ideal for hot summer days. With its unique taste and easy preparation, it is the perfect drink to cool down and relax. Here is an authentic Vietnamese iced tea recipe, including variations for different tastes.

Basic recipe for Vietnamese iced tea

  • Ingredients:
    • 4-5 tea bags of Vietnamese green or black tea
    • 1 liter of boiling water
    • ice cubes
    • Optional: lime slices, fresh mint, honey or sugar
  • preparation:
    1. Pour the boiling water over the tea bags and let the tea steep for about 3-5 minutes.
    2. Remove the tea bags and allow the tea to cool.
    3. Add ice cubes to a large glass and pour the cooled tea over them.
    4. Add lime slices, fresh mint and honey or sugar if desired.

Variations for different tastes

  • Vietnamese lemon iced tea: Add freshly squeezed lemon juice to the cooled tea. Sweeten as desired with sugar or honey for a refreshing lemon flavor.

  • Mint iced tea: Add fresh mint leaves to the tea while it steeps and let it cool. This gives the iced tea a refreshing mint flavor.

  • Spiced iced tea: Add a piece of ginger or a few cloves while steeping to give the tea a spicy note.

  • Iced tea with jasmine: Use jasmine green tea bags for a floral aroma. This gives the iced tea a light and aromatic note.

Vietnamese iced tea is versatile and can be customized to suit different flavors. Not only is it refreshing, but it is also an insight into Vietnam's rich tea culture. Enjoy this delicious refreshment on a hot day and be inspired by the diverse flavor options.

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