Iced Tea With A Twist

Refreshingly Unique: The Ultimate 8-Hour Orange Pekoe Iced Tea with a Twist

As the days grow warmer and the longing for a refreshing drink to quench your summer thirst intensifies, I come bearing the ultimate concoction—a divinely refreshing iced tea recipe that's sure to become your new favorite. The star of the show? Orange pekoe loose tea leaves and flavour concentrates straight from the Chefs pantry, steeped patiently for 8 hours to draw out every intricate flavour. It's time to elevate your iced tea game!


Orange pekoe loose tea leaves (2 tablespoons)
Water (4 cups)
Capella Blackberry Flavor Concentrate (2 drops)
Capella Juicy Peach Flavor Concentrate (3 drops)
Fresh lemon juice (1 teaspoon)
Ice cubes
Optional: Sweetener of your choice

Recipe Steps:

Serenade of Steeping

Begin your iced tea journey the night before. In a large pitcher, combine the orange pekoe loose tea leaves with 4 cups of cold water. Cover and let this sit at room temperature. This slow, 8-hour steeping process will coax the leaves to release their full range of delicate and robust flavours.

Flavour Waltz

After your tea has steeped to perfection, use a fine-mesh strainer to filter out the tea leaves. Now, it's time to introduce the Capella flavor concentrates. Add 2 drops of Blackberry and 3 drops of Juicy Peach flavor to the tea. These premium concentrates pack a powerful punch; a little goes a long way.

Citrus Spark

Stir in the fresh lemon juice. This will give your iced tea a zesty, tangy edge—absolutely vital for that refreshing piquancy.

Chilling Crescendo

Fill your favorite glass with ice cubes, and pour the flavored tea over them. If you prefer your tea with a hint of sweetness, this is the moment to swirl in your chosen sweetener—perhaps honey or agave syrup.

The Finale

Garnish with a lemon wheel or a couple of fresh blackberries and peach slices if you're feeling extra artistic. Sit back, sip, and let this lovingly crafted iced tea transport you to a place of pure relaxation and joy.

The Secret Behind the 8-Hour Steep:

Some might wonder, why go through the trouble of an 8-hour steep? This patient process ensures that the full-bodied flavor of the orange pekoe emerges without the bitterness that often accompanies hot brews. Moreover, the slow infusion makes for an iced tea that's rich and robust, while still maintaining a smooth character that can't be rushed.

The addition of flavour concentrates is not just a mere twist—it's a revelation. The blackberry adds a deep berry-licious vibe, while the juicy peach infuses a sunny, sweet nectar-like essence; a duo that complements the base tea impeccably.


So, when you find yourself yearning for a beverage that's both invigorating and satisfying, look no further than this 8-hour Orange Pekoe Iced Tea. It's more than just a drink—it's a delightful experience, a summer melody in a glass that promises to keep you cool, refreshed, and absolutely content. Cheers!


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