Saturday, June 22, 2013

A Simple, Sugar Free Iced Tea Recipe for a Hot Day

I love iced tea, but find that most commercial brands are way too sweet for my liking.  I remember my mom making iced tea from scratch in the summer, and it was always not too sweet, not too bitter.  Here's a simple recipe that can easily be adapted to your personal preference. 

Ingredients

6 cups (or more) water
4 tea bags
1/4 cup honey or agave nectar
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Fresh herbs (optional)


Directions

1- Bring 6 cups of water (or enough to fill whichever pitcher you plan to use) to a boil in a pot on the stove.
2- Add 3-4 tea bags of choice.  I like caffeine free green tea or regular tea. Throw in some fresh, clean herbs that have been washed and torn.  My favourites are lemon balm or mint, but basil can be great too.  Remove from heat and let brew until desired level of strength.
3- Strain tea into pitcher.  Add 1/4 cup of honey (or more to taste) and the juice of 1/2 lemon. 
4- Refrigerate until cold, and serve over ice and a few more sprigs of whichever herb is in the tea. 


A simple summer recipe that can easily be doubled or adapted for different flavours.  Enjoy!

1 comment :

  1. Love Iced Tea. This recipe sounds great, thanks for sharing :)

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