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Sip on a Tropical Iced Tea-ni this Summer

Summer is around the corner, and there’s no better time to start experimenting with a few tasty iced tea recipes that can keep you cool and refreshed in a fun way all season long.

Suppose you love a good old sweet iced tea during the hot summer afternoons, and can appreciate a sneaky glass of dirty martini before your dinner. In that case, you must try out this fabulous iced tea recipe that combines the two to make the most delightful combo of your two favourite beverages. Let’s get down to business.

How to brew iced tea

While you can do it from scratch by brewing your tea from loose-leaf, the most convenient means of making iced tea would be to use teabags.

So how do you make iced tea with tea bags? Check out our simple illustration offering step by step instructions for a homemade iced tea recipe that you can create using six simple ingredients over here.

Flavoured iced tea is one of the easiest and most delicious beverages you can make. It is also the easiest way to make iced tea. Use any one of Zesta’s premium range of flavoured Ceylon Tea to make yourself a quick glass of what might be the best-iced tea you’d ever come across.

How to make iced tea fast?

You love the thought of making an iced-tea-ni, but you don’t want to spend a tonne of time in the kitchen because you have bigger plans for the summer. If that’s the case, not to worry. We have a simple iced tea recipe that allows you to put together a classic iced tea-ni that will hit the spot.

Classic Iced Tea-ni recipe

This incredibly refreshing beverage combines all the flavours of a Martini mixed with iced tea to make a wonderful summer’s eve cocktail.

Preparation time: 2 minutes

No. of servings: 4

What you’ll need:

  • 2 cups of Zesta Lychee with Rose & Almond brew (Use two tea bags)
  • 6 fl. oz. of gin
  • 2 fl. oz. triple sec liqueur
  • 2 fl. oz. sweet vermouth
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges
  • Cocktail shaker
  • 4 Martini glasses or tumblers


First, make the tea!

Boil your water. Add in 2 cups of water to a mug with two tea bags of Zesta flavoured tea. Brew it for about 3 to 5 minutes, depending on the strength of tea you require. For more detailed instructions on brewing the perfect cup of tea, check out our guide over here.

Next, combine the gin, triple sec, vermouth and tea in the cocktail shaker along with your ice cubes and shake. Keep shaking till frost forms outside the shaker. Serve and garnish with a few slices of lemon, and there you have it, an iced tea-ni that James Bond himself would envy.

What is a tropical iced Tea-ni?

For an iced Tea-ni with a tropical twist that is bound to spice up your summer, you can jazz up your classic tea-ni by going an extra step further. Add some coconut water to give it that island feel and team it up with a combination of your favourite tropical fruits.

A fruity flavoured black tea is ideally suited for your iced tea-ni. However, if you prefer iced green tea, you can switch out the black to green as this refreshingly tropical iced tea can be brewed with either.

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The Best Father’s Day Gift Guide for TEA-LOVING DADS

With Father’s Day just a few weeks away, it’s time to start planning what you’re going to give dear dad! However, fathers are notoriously difficult to shop for. After all, any gift would pale in comparison to a lifetime of love and support.

Zesta has compiled the best Father’s Day gift guide for all TEA-LOVING DADS.  Each gift-tea box perfectly encapsulates a different aspect of how your father has affected your life over the years.

Here are some gift ideas to get your father before June 20th! (Applicable to terms & conditions)

For His Silent Strength

Your father will always be one of your pillars of strength helping you to fearlessly venture out into the world.

On this special day, treat him to a strong cup of black tea, like Zesta Premium Black Tea or Zesta BOPF. It can get tiring being a hero, so let him take a load off with a warming cup of Ceylon tea.

For His Unwavering Support

Dad is special for his constant support. The one who cheers the loudest for your successes and picks you up when you’re in a million pieces. As a way of saying thank you for his years of support and making you feel safe and secure, treat him like a king!

Treat him to a cuppa of calming green tea or a soothing herbal infusion. Try Zesta Wellness Infusion Detox from our Wellness Collection, or Zesta Jasmine Green Tea. 

For His Constant Protection

Whether it’s helping us with our homework when we were younger, to helping us with our taxes when we’re older, with everything he does to look after us and make life a little easier, gift him a box of Zesta Wellness Infusion Immune Boost, herbal infusion loaded with immune-boosting effects accredited by Department of Ayurvedha, Sri Lanka.

For His Endless Knowledge

Dad is a ‘know it all’ figure with endless knowledge and as we grow up that thought only becomes more apparent. Being so knowledgeable and wise, he deserves a classic gift. Instead of giving him just one box, give him a combination of Father’s Day gifts from our new favourites; The Osmanthus Black Tea or an Indian’s favourite tea; Darjeeling.

There is nothing quite as comforting as a warm cup of tea, which is why it is the perfect gift for your TEA-LOVING DAD. Say ‘Happy Father’s Day with his favourite gift-tea box today!

Here’s a quick glance at Zesta’s Father’s day gift-teas going out on exclusive offers from 1st June to 22nd June;

Zesta Premium Black Tea


Zesta BOPF


Zesta Wellness Infusion Detox


Zesta Jasmine Green Tea


Zesta Wellness Infusion Immune Boost


Osmanthus Black Tea


Darjeeling Black Tea



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