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My new iced tea recipe

Friday, April 11, 2014

I confess that I detest the idea having to drink 8 glasses of water a day. To my way of thinking, it's about staying hydrated, so all water-based drinks should count, as long as they're not heavily caffeinated. (Caffeine is a diuretic.)

Here's my new iced tea recipe:
- 4 bags of Organic Green Tea (for antioxidants and weight loss)
- 2 bags of Roasted Dandelion Root Tea (for liver detox)
- 2 bags of a fruit-flavored Celestial Seasonings tea (for flavor - I got the variety pack)

I heat about 3 cups of water to almost boiling, toss in the tea bags, and let it steep for about 20 minutes. Then I pour it into a gallon pitcher that's been filled with ice and stir.

Obviously that doesn't make a full gallon. I remove the tea bags, heat more water and add the bags. (It's amazing how much more good tea it makes.) Steep, let it cool for a bit, add it to the pitcher and stir again. Then add water to make a full gallon.

My husband and I have a goal to finish a gallon of it a day, which means each of us is drinking 2 cups of green tea per day. We often add a bit of stevia to taste because it really brings out the fruit flavor.

Do you like flavored teas? What's your favorite?

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ADIOSALL 4/12/2014 4:03AM

    I hope your Dh and you don't share the gallon! Each of you should drink a gallon per day!

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FREESPIRITME 4/11/2014 9:39PM

    Thanks ... today's tea was blueberry flavor.

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WALNUTT1961 4/11/2014 4:22PM

    That sounds good!

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 4/11/2014 4:17PM

    Love this idea, I am trying it
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ONECALMMOM 4/11/2014 12:43PM

  I like the combinations you've chosen. I'll have to try this!

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