Iced herbal fruit tea

herbal iced tea with sliced lime

I think it’s time.

It’s mid–May now, so springtime. Time for iced tea!

But not just regular iced tea from the supermarket: herbal iced tea, available in so many fruity, floral varieties.

Hibiscus. Sour cherry. Apple, with rose hip.

And it couldn’t be easier: buy a box or two of herbal tea bags. Boil a full kettle of water and pour the hot water over 2-3 tea bags in a large pitcher or jar, and let steep on the counter 30 minutes, or so. Refrigerate.

Enjoy the tea straight, if you like, or better yet, try a few easy add-ins or garnishes to make it special. Ice is an automatic.

herbal iced tea with sliced lime

It’s easy to make a pitcher of tea for the fridge and customize by the glass.

Try these:

  • Lemon, lime, or orange slices (or wedges) added to the glass
  • Add fizzy water
  • Try 1/2 lemonade, 1/2 fruit tea
  • Toss some fresh berries and mint into the glass
  • Add some ginger ale or ginger beer
  • Pour a splash of pineapple juice over the tea and ice
  • How about a shot of vodka or white rum? Or sparkling wine?

Is it backyard bbq season yet? Are you planning on outdoor entertaining?

You’ll want to keep this in mind!

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