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4 Ice Tea Recipes

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Ginger Yerba Mate Iced Tea

In Argentina, this mineral-rich tea is consumed more than coffee. When made into a tea, the plant offers gently stimulating effects. For this recipe, fresh ginger provides the background flavor.

What You Need

  • 4 tea bags or ¼ c loose tea
  • 6 c hot water
  • 3 coins of freshly sliced ginger
  • Optional: honey or stevia

What You Do

  1. Pour just-boiled water over tea bags and ginger, and honey or stevia if using. Stir once and allow to cool. Pour over ice and serve. Strain if using loose tea. Dilute with water if desired.

 

Peach Basil Iced Tea

Basil and peach may not seem like an ideal match, but their distinct flavors marry well in this invigorating tea.

What You Need

  • 4 peach tea bags
  • 6 c hot water
  • 6 or so basil leaves
  • Optional: honey or stevia

What You Do

  1. Pour just-boiled water over tea bags and basil, and honey or stevia if using. Stir once and allow to cool. Pour over ice and serve. Dilute with water if desired.

 

Sage Tea

Okay, sage may sound strange as a tea, but it works. Give it a try and you’ll be surprised by the gentle and very refreshing flavor, which works great in an iced tea.

What You Need

  • 4 Tbsp fresh sage, chopped
  • 6 c hot water
  • Honey

What You Do

  1. Pour just-boiled water over sage and honey, stir once and allow to cool. Pour through strainer over ice and serve. Dilute with water if desired.

 

Mint Sun Tea

This is a fun one to make with kids, who like to watch the sun brew the tea. You’ll need a large sun-tea container; you can get them at most kitchen stores.

What You Need

  • 2 mint tea bags
  • 1 c macerated mint leaves
  • Lemon slices for garnish
  • Optional: honey or stevia

What You Do

  1. Simply toss the ingredients into the sun-tea container, fill with filtered water and leave it in the sun for 6 hours or so.

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