The Wondrous and Varied World of Iced Tea

There’s nothing like a glass of iced tea on a Summer’s Day. Or in Char and Kat’s case, a Lovely Cup of iced tea! I find it interesting that in general, the standard iced tea is made from black tea or a black tea blend. But dearies! There is such a wider spectrum of iced teas to be enjoyed!

World of Iced Tea

Iced Green Tea

The brightness of green teas can make a delightful iced beverage. In particular green tea blends can be a very refreshing alternative to black tea. Try Fresh and Easy Mint Green Tea. Brew as directed for a pot of tea, cool, then pour the light, yellow-green tea into a pitcher and chill in the refrigerator. Once cold, pour over ice and top with a sprig of mint. What Kat loves about this green tea blend as an iced tea is that the flavor is smooth and summery with the mint feeling like an ocean breeze to her taste buds. It looks and tastes divine!

Iced White Tea

White tea is often described as “delicate,” but a good white tea blend with fruit notes can be a luxurious iced tea that makes you feel like you’re relaxing at the spa! Kat likes Fresh and Easy Pomegranate White Tea with a twist of lime. Don’t let the light color of the steeped tea fool you. This iced tea literally dances on your tongue! The tang of the lime contrasts beautifully with the light tartness of the pomegranate. The refreshing delicacy of the white tea is highlighted with the And if you are looking for a little extra sweetness, stir in a little sugar to take it to a whole new level! If you enjoy fruit influenced beverages, this is one you won’t want to miss.

Herbal on Ice

Herbal teas make a lovely caffeine-free iced option. Kat prefers some of the bolder herbal flavors such as peppermint or hibiscus. Her current go-to is Fresh and Easy Hibiscus Herbal Tea. The deep, ruby color of this brew is as festive as it is delicious! The tartness of the hibiscus is balanced with a sweetness of cinnamon and orange. This is no run-of-the-mill iced tea. This is an iced jewel!  Once it is chilled, Kat adds a slice of orange to enhance its sunny, citrus flair.

Don’t fall into an Iced Tea rut. Open your taste buds to a brave new world of iced tea options. Experiment, add herbs or fruit or even a cinnamon stick. I just know you’ll love what you discover!

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