Tea can be a healthy, delicious, and versatile drink you can easily make at home. Flavored with fruits and herbs, you can access nutrients all while warming up with hot tea, or cooling down with an iced tea.
The following recipes are delicious with or without sweetener, so if you’re trying to kick your sugar habit, these are healthy and interesting options. You can make any hot teas iced by simply letting the brew cool to room temperature, refrigerating, and serving over ice. You can make any of the iced teas hot by serving while hot.
Orange and Mint Tea
Adapted from Joyfully Mad.
- 6 bags of your preferred iced tea bags.
- 2 oranges, cut into thin slices (optional: save some for garnish.)
- ½ bunch of mint leaves.
- Your preferred brand of Stevia packets (optional).
- Fill a 2 qt. pot ¾ of the way with water and bring to a boil.
- Add orange slices to the boiling water; boil for 2 minutes.
- Remove from heat and add mint leaves (stems still on) and tea bags (tied together.)
- Steep 10-15 minutes.
- Remove oranges, mint, and tea bags from pot.
If drinking hot, serve with your favorite non-sugar sweetener (optional) and enjoy! If making iced tea, read on:
- Allow to cool in pot for 2-4 hours.
- Once cooled, add to pitcher.
- Add water to weaken the brew if needed.
- Serve over ice with mint or orange slices as garnish if desired.
Peach Mango White Iced Tea
- 12 cups water.
- 5-6 white tea bags (your preferred brand).
- 2 peaches, pitted and diced.
- 1 cup chopped frozen mango, thawed.
- 1 tablespoon plus ¼ cup granulated sugar, stevia, or your preferred sweetener.
- Boil the water in a stockpot. Remove from heat.
- Steep the tea bags for about 5 minutes, then discard. Transfer tea to a large mixing bowl and let sit until it cools down to room temperature (about an hour).
- While tea is cooling, add peaches, mango and one tablespoon sugar/sweetener to a small mixing bowl. Let the fruit sit until it’s softened and is forming juices.
- Transfer the fruit with juices to a large picture. Once tea is room temperature, pour tea into the pitcher. Add ¼ cup sugar/sweetener. Stir to combine.
- Chill in the refrigerator and serve over ice.
Coconut Lime Iced Tea
- 2 black tea bags
- ½ lime, thinly sliced.
- 3 cups coconut water, heated.
- Raw honey (optional).
- Add the tea bags and lime to a large mason jar or pitcher.
- Pour hot coconut water into the pitcher and let steep for 15 minutes. Then, remove tea bags.
- Place in fridge to chill for 3-4 hours so that the flavors completely release.
- Serve over ice and enjoy!
It’s a lot of fun to come up with your own healthy and interesting tea recipes at home. But if you want a simpler way to ensure that you’re drinking tea that is great for your body and for your tastebuds, you may prefer ordering tea from Mountain Rose Herbs, Yogi Tea, or TeaSource.
Mountain Rose Herbs
Teas from Mountain Rose Herbs are always a healthy choice because Mountain Rose Herbs has an uncompromising commitment to quality herbal products that support your health naturally. Some of their most popular teas you might want to give a try include Mountain Rose Herbs’ Peace Tea (an herbal tea with organic chamomile, spearmint, and rose metals), or their number one best-selling Matcha Tea.
Yogi Tea is committed to supporting its customers’ health by making healthy, organic, and natural teas. Some of Yogi Teas’ most popular brews are targeted towards supporting different ailments or conditions, including the Yogi Tea Detox Tea, Bedtime Tea,Kava Stress Relief Tea.
TeaSource has a simple mission: Offer the best value on the finest teas and tisanes from around the world. TeaSource’s bold, delicious blends include Masala Chai Tea, Hibiscus Herbal Tea, Strawberry Oolong tea, and Hazelnut Orange black tea.