Iced Tea Recipes For Summer

Maybe it was because it’s what my dad ordered all the time and what we always had available in the fridge, but it holds such positive memories for me from my childhood.

As a kid, I loved all the different flavors of iced teas, though I can bet you I probably added way too much sugar into my iced tea recipes.

One of the best ways to keep healthy and help your body is running efficiently is to make sure you are drinking enough water during the day.  They say you’re supposed to be drinking half your weight, in ounces, of water each day.  That means, if you weigh 140 pounds, you should aim to be drinking 70 ounces of water each day.  This number goes up if you are exercising, but it’s a good way to have a baseline.

I hear from a lot of people they struggle with drinking plain ol’ water each day so they wind up not meeting their daily water requirements.

One tasty way to increase the amount of water you’re drinking is to make healthy iced tea recipes — this allows you some more flavors, but also keeps you hydrated.  You can also choose if you want the added caffeine, or not.

Lemon Basil Iced Tea

I’ve found a new flavor combination I absolutely LOVE and it’s lemon basil.  The combination of the tart lemon and sweet basil is so yummy and goes great in this iced tea.  This is my favorite ice tea recipe right now and is perfect for summer.

Blackberry Mint Iced Tea

Hard to go wrong with fresh summer blackberries and mint leaves, especially when they’re combined with green tea and enjoyed on a hot summer day.

Iced Peach Ginger Tea

Peach and ginger go very well together and create a tart, spicy iced tea recipe that is a great change to your typical iced tea.  This is also a great use of those fresh summer peaches you have on hand.

Ingredients

Lemon Basil Iced Tea

1/2 lemon, thinly sliced

6 fresh basil leaves

2 green tea bags

3 cups hot water

raw honey, optional

Iced Peach Ginger Tea

1 peach, pitted and sliced

2 green tea bags

4 ginger coins

3 cups hot water

raw honey, optional

Blackberry Mint Ice Tea

1/2  cup  fresh blackberries

6 leaves  fresh mint

2  bags green tea

3 cups hot water

raw honey, optional

Instructions

Lemon Basil Iced Tea

Add the lemon slices, fresh basil leaves, and green tea bags to a 1 quart Mason jar or pitcher.

Pour hot water into the mason jar, and allow to steep for 15 minutes. Then, remove the tea bags.

Place into the fridge to completely chill for 3-4 hours for the flavors to release.

Iced Peach Ginger Tea

Add the sliced peach and green tea bags to a 1 quart mason jar or pitcher.

Skewer the sliced ginger coins on a toothpick, if desired, to make them easier to remove later, and then add them to the jar.

Pour the hot water into the mason jar, and allow to steep for 15 minutes. Then, remove the tea bags.

Place into the fridge to completely chill for 3-4 hours for the flavors to release.

Blackberry Mint Ice Tea

Add the fresh blackberries, mint leaves, and green tea bags to a 1 quart mason jar or pitcher.

Pour the hot water into the mason jar, and allow to steep for 15 minutes. Then, remove the tea bags.

Place into the fridge to completely chill for 3-4 hours for the flavors to release.

So next time you want to create a refreshing tea try one of these

Published by flymeawaycreations will be changing soon to Printhousedesign

I am a mother, wife, and artist. My true passions are art,environmental awareness, and gardening. I have an Etsy shop where you can find my products are all designed and created by me,help of my computer program, and my 3D printer creating a one of a kind design for your home or office.I am inspired by nature every day and being blessed by living near the ocean gives me the opportunity to find inspiration to bring into my shop and my blog posts.I try to be creative in my designs and I love sharing tips and new ideas in my blogs.

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