When the sun is out and temperatures are rising, we often find ourselves reaching for a cool glass of iced tea. We may not be able to do all of our favorite summer activities this year, but we can still enjoy all of our favorite drinks at home with family and close friends.
Store bought iced tea often has loads of sugar and unnecessary preservatives that take away from the many extraordinary health benefits of tea. Whether you’re hosting a BBQ, a quiet get together, or movie night with the kids, here are three healthy iced tea recipes everyone is sure to love.
If you have leftover peaches or just crave a sweeter iced tea, this is a great option. Because sugar isn’t used in these healthier teas, they can take some getting used to. If you like your drinks extra sweet, add honey! Want more tea like this? Check out these recipes by A Sweet Pea Chef.
1 peach sliced and pitted
2 green tea bags
3 cups of hot water
4 ginger coins
Directions: Add your green tea bags and peach slices to the bottom of a pitcher or mason jar. Next, add the ginger coins (you can skewer these on a toothpick to make it easier to remove them later). Pour the hot water into the pitcher or jar and let steep for 15 minutes. Remove the tea bags and let your tea chill in the fridge for 3 to 4 hours and enjoy.
Ready for a blast of antioxidants and fruity goodness? If you’re a berry lover, you won’t want to miss out on this one! Love this recipe? Take a peek at more drinks by Setting For Four!
4 cups of boiling water
6 Blueberry Pomegranate White Tea bags
2 Tablespoons of honey
Directions: Add tea bags to teapot and pour in boiling water. Cover and brew for 3 minutes, and then squeeze tea bags and remove. If you need a little sugar, add it now to taste and let tea cool. Add in your fresh blueberries, pour over ice, add a lemon wedge, and serve!
If you have kids, this is sure to be a winner! Strawberries, lemon, and a bit of sugar make this a great drink to enjoy anytime you need to cool off with a refreshing drink. Love this iced tea? Take a look at more recipes by cdkitchen.
1 pint fresh strawberries
4 cups cold brewed tea of your choice
⅓ cup sugar
¼ cup of lemon juice
Directions: Save 1 strawberry per glass for garnish. Hull the remaining strawberries and add them to the blender along with the tea, lemon juice, and sugar. Blend until smooth. Pour your tea into a pitcher and let chill in the fridge for 1 hour. When you’re ready to service, fill glasses half full with ice, pour your tea over ice, and garnish with strawberry.
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