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Ice it up for Summer

it's been an oppressively hot pre-summer. Just boiling water makes me too hot, let alone drinking a hot tea some days. Well, switch it up and drink it on ice. With a little sweetener, the iced herbal tea tastes refreshing and delicious.

Here are some recipe ideas to make an herbal ice tea. Make a big pitcher and put it in the fridge to enjoy all day long.

Zesty Hibiscus Ice Tea:

Boil 2 quarts of water. Add 1 ounce of loose zesty hibiscus tea (about 1 cup) and 1/2 - 1 cup sugar or honey. I prefer the 1/2 cup. Let steep 30 minutes then place in refrigerator till cold.

Add 2 cups cold water and juice of 1 lime. When ready to serve add a lime slice and try some fresh berries and enjoy. It's amazing!

Uplift Ice Tea:

Uplift is basically a peppermint tea with Tulsi added for benefiting your energy needs. Make this ice tea the same as Hibiscus by boiling 2 quarts water and adding 1 ounce Uplift tea and 1/2-1 cup sugar or honey. Steep and then cool in refrigerator.

Add 1 quart water. When ready to serve, add fresh mint leaves and/or sliced berries and ice. A refreshing energy boost for your day.

Lemon Ginger Ice Tea:

Again, use the same basic recipe of 2 quarts boiling water to 1 ounce tea, steep and add 1 quart cool water and chill.

Try adding lemon slices and ice to tea or try making berry ice and adding to glass of Lemon Ginger ice tea. Berry ice is simply placing berries in ice cube try, add water and freeze.

Drink up and stay cool!

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