Fun, Summer Variations on Iced Tea

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Your choices for tea don’t have to be limited to sweet or unsweet this summer. In fact, variations on delicious iced tea are practically endless! Packed with plenty of antioxidants, here are a few summer tea recipes that you’ll be happy to brew for your kids all summer long.

Earl Grey Iced Tea

This delicious tweak on iced tea adds the spicy, full flavor of Earl Grey to your cool, summer drink.

 

Ingredients

2 family-sized iced tea brew bags

3 regular-sized earl grey tea brew bags

1 cup of sugar

Yields 3 liters

Heat 2 quarts of water to 180 degrees (just below boiling). Take off heat and add earl grey and iced tea bags. Let steep for 7 minutes then promptly remove bags. Pour hot tea into a 3-liter pitcher and add 1 cup of sugar. Stir well. Add ice cubes to the pitcher until it is full. The ice will melt cooling off the tea. Serve over ice and enjoy!

You can use any flavor of tea instead of the Earl Grey to mix up this recipe even more! Some favorites are chai tea, peach tea and cinnamon tea!

Watermelon Iced Tea

A delicious, silly drink for everyone on hot sunny days spent outside.

 

Ingredients

½ watermelon

3 family-sized iced tea brew bags

3 tablespoons of lemon juice

1 cup of sugar (more or less to taste)

1 sprig of mint (for garnish)

Yields 3 liters

De-seed and cut watermelon into cubes. Place in a blender with 1 cup of sugar (more or less depending on your taste), 3 tablespoons of lemon juice and blend until smooth.

Heat 2 quarts of water to 180 degrees (just below boiling). Take off heat and add iced tea bags. Let steep for 7 minutes then promptly remove bags. Pour hot tea into a 3 liter pitcher and add ice cubes to the pitcher until it is 2/3 full. Allow ice to melt and then combine with watermelon mixture in a serving pitcher or container. Stir until thoroughly mixed and serve with a mint leaf for garnish. Serve immediately and enjoy! If tea begins to separate, simply stir again.

Lemonade Iced Tea

Here’s an iced tea with a little zing!

 

Ingredients

3 family-sized iced Tea brew bags

1 packet (2-quart sized) of Crystal Light Lemonade

Or

12 oz can of Lemonade from concentrate

4-6 lemons cut in halves

Yields 3 liters

Heat 2 quarts of water to 180 degrees (just below boiling). Take off heat and add iced tea bags. Let steep for 7 minutes then promptly remove bags. Pour hot tea into a 3 liter pitcher and add ice cubes to the pitcher until it is full (If using 12 oz can of Lemonade from concentrate, you’ll want to fill pitcher ¾ full with ice). Allow ice to melt and then add packet of Crystal Light Lemonade (or 12 oz can.) Add lemon halves to pitcher or serving container. Stir until blended and serve over ice!

About the Author

Keely McKissack is a freelance writer for Medical ID Bracelet Marketplace, a Hope Paige company that provides fashionable and functional medical alert jewelry.

 

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LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer…SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and “Grams” to 3 grand children. She adores animals, and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, who’s mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four month old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna’s fur babies are her world.

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