Sweet Green Tea


Summer break is right around the corner. Time to stock the fridge with lots of cool drinks for little people who are out and about in the hot sun. The kids love this iced tea, and so do I. Antioxidant-rich + great taste + refreshing + simple + relatively inexpensive = okay with me.

Using our favorite tea (which can be a little pricey) and local honey (also a little pricey, but worth it on so many levels) means that each pitcher (at least 8 servings) costs about 75 cents. That’s about the same as three cans of soda or two pitchers of Kool-Aid. But this tea only has 3 ingredients, all of which are natural and none of which are toxic. Brew up a pitcher for summery sips.

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups water
  • Ice
  • 4 green tea bags (we use Tazo tea’s Decaffeinated Green Tea with Lotus)
  • 2 T. local honey

Method:

  1. Bring 4 cups of water to a boil (I microwave it in a pyrex pitcher for 5 minutes or until I see boiling)
  2. Let it cool down to just below the boiling point, then add 4 tea bags. Steep for a long time. I usually give it at least 10 minutes.
  3. Add honey and stir. You may need to reheat the tea a little to get the honey to dissolve completely.
  4. Fill 2/3 of a pitcher with ice cubes.
  5. Pour tea over ice and stir. Allow ice to melt, then stir again before serving.
  6. Enjoy!
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