iced antioxidant tea

Cold, refreshing iced tea is perfect in the summertime, and June happens to be Iced Tea Month.

I love having iced tea in my refrigerator. I’m not always the best at drinking water throughout the day, but when there is something a little more exciting, cold & ready in my fridge I am more than happy to pour a big glass and quench my thirst.

Tea is really good for you too. Here are some of the many benefits of drinking tea – hot or cold.

Also, here is a neat infographic sent to me by the Tea Counsel {click the infographic to enlarge}:

 

It couldn’t be much easier to make iced tea, and there are also so many different options when it comes to making your own tea also. You are in control of what flavors to use.

My favorite is using a mixture of green & white tea. I like the addition of white tea because it is lighter and adds a boost of healthy antioxidants. Some people find green tea to be a little bitter, but it’s sweeter when it’s iced. And it’s summer, so who really wants to drink a big cup of hot tea when it’s 95° outside?

While you are free to use whatever flavor your heart desires at the moment, I am using blueberry pomegranate white tea + regular green tea.

I like to use a combination of a flavored tea with a regular tea. I think it adds a little extra pizzazz to your tea and decreases the bitter flavor many people associate with tea {especially green}.

Iced Antioxidant Tea

by Meme Inge

Keywords: beverage spring summer

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Ingredients (8 cups)

  • 4 bags plain green tea
  • 4 bags flavored white tea
  • 4 cups very hot water {just below boiling}
  • 4 packs sweetener, optional
  • 2 lemons
  • 4 cups ice water
  • mint sprigs, optional
  • lemon sliced, optional

Instructions

Pour very hot water over all bags of tea, and let steep for at least 10 minutes. {The longer you steep, the stronger the tea gets and the more antioxidants are released. However, this can make it a little bitter if you are sensitive to that}

Stir in sweetener if using. Squeeze lemons into tea, and stir all together.

Pour ice water over tea, and transfer to a large pitcher. Taste and add additional lemon juice or sweetener if desired. You can also add chopped mint.

Serve tea over ice with mint springs & lemon slices if desired.

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This recipe is shared on Eating at Home Ingredient Spotlight: Tea

Remember to stay hydrated, especially in the summer!

You should drink at least half of your body weight in ounces of water. For example, if you weigh 120 pounds, you should drink at least 60 ounces of water {about 8 cups}.

Meme

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