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Summer Iced Teas

Summer Iced Teas

A tall glass of iced tea, dripping with condensation, accessorized by a lemon slice is an icon of relief from summer heat. A kind of oasis in a glass. If you’re an adventurous tea lover, you might try branching out beyond the traditional sun tea this summer. The following recipes put a spin on iced tea, but the distinctive flavor of tea is still recognizable.

Iced Tea Smoothie
Makes 2 mugs

- The perfect smoothie for tea lovers.

1 cup double-strength chilled tea
cup lemon non-fat yogurt
Lemon slices

1. Blend tea and yogurt in a blender for 20 seconds.
2. Pour into chilled mugs and garnish with a slice of lemon.

Summer Tea Punch
Makes 24 punch cup servings

- A bubbly tea-based punch with zing.

2 cups very strong chilled tea
1 quart apple cider
cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 quart chilled ginger ale
Lemons, sliced thinly

1. Combine tea, cider and lemon juice in a punch bowl.
2. Just before serving, add ice cubes and stir in the ginger ale.
3. Top with lemon slices for garnish.

Flavored and Berry Ice Cubes

Keep your iced tea flavored by freezing lemonade, peach nectar or your favorite juices in ice cube trays. Add these cubes to your iced tea to maintain flavor once cubes have melted. Alternatively, place 3 or 4 raspberries in each ice cube tray compartment. Once frozen, add several berry cubes to your glass of iced tea to add a bit of fun and color.

More Summer Drinks:
Iced Berry Lemonade
Peachy Iced Green Tea
Watermelon Mint Smoothie
Eco-Cocktails for Hot Summer Nights

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Terri Hall

Terri Hall lives in the Hudson Valley with her family. In addition to writing, Terri works with public television and radio stations/networks in the area of new media, and leads workshops on authentic and empowered living.


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6:30PM PDT on Jun 10, 2014

Thanks for Sharing :)

11:58PM PDT on Apr 29, 2014

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8:13AM PDT on Jun 10, 2013

Good recipes.Thanks for sharing

1:26PM PDT on May 11, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

5:06AM PDT on May 11, 2013

Sounds good !!! Will have to try.

5:34AM PDT on May 4, 2013


3:15AM PDT on Apr 29, 2013

Thank you :)

2:40AM PDT on Apr 21, 2013


8:55AM PDT on Apr 18, 2013

Thanks for sharing.

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