Fruity Iced Green Tea Refresher
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I always pack my lunch for work the night before, to save time during my busy mornings, and to make sure I have enough good food and drinks for the day. I usually pack a smoothie, but I was out of yogurt. Looking in my fridge, I saw some pureed fruit that needed to be used up. Not long before, my friend told me that his new favorite drink at work was iced green tea. At that point, I thought that fruit and tea would go very well together, so I proceeded to get it ready. Since everything in my life is an inspiration for a hub, I decided to turn it into a simple and tasty article. I hope you enjoy it! I sure did.
Feel free to check out links to a variety of tasty beverages from other HubPages writers (see the bottom of this page), as well as Rajan Jolly's article on the benefits of green tea. If you page down, you will also see a couple of polls you may participate in, and a video I found on how to make tea ice pops.
Rajan Jolly has an informative article about green tea's benefits:
- The Amazing Health Benefits Of Green Tea by rajan jolly
Green tea is the least processed of all the teas and contains the maximum concentration of beneficial polyphenols - the catechins. To know the health benefits of green tea, read on...
* Seafarer Mama mentioned another excellent idea: Add the fruit in whole, instead of pureeing it! I have had it that way before, and it was also delicious. It also looks pretty.
Thanks for the tip, Karen!
Check out this post by Seafarer Mama out: Refreshing Summer Sun Tea
- 2 teabags of your preferred type of Green Tea (I used Pomegranate Green Tea)
- About 1/2 cup fruit, pureed (I used mixed berries) *
- Desired sweetener, if any (I use Splenda. Fruit makes it sweet, but without sweetener of any kind it might be a bit too tart, depending on your tastes)
- About 1 1/4 cups water
- Ice cubes, as desired *
* I made iced tea cubes for this
- Add 2 tea bags to a small cup, and pour some hot water over it. Let it steep for a few minutes
- Puree the fruit, if you haven't already
- Dissolve sweetener into the tea while it is still hot
- Add fruit into a large (16 or 20 oz) cup or water bottle
- Pour the hot tea into it
- Add water until it is about 3/4 of the way full, keeping in mind how much space you want for the ice cubes
- If desired, refrigerate to cool it down, and add ice cubes when desired
- If you want it right away, add ice cubes at this point (it may require more ice cubes to chill it)
This is an enjoyable article about tea, by Travmaj
- How To Have A Tea Change
'I got nasty habits; I take tea at three' - Sir Mick Jagger -he's talking about amber liquid in a cup – an art to explore.
Stock Up On Tea
Tea bags are inexpensive, and loose leaf tea is a nice treat, so why not stock up on your favorites? This way you will have what you want, and be able to enjoy it every so often.
At this time, I have a variety of different flavors, and one canister of the loose leaf variety. I have enough for whatever mood I am in and can drink them hot or cold.
Tea Ice Cubes
To make tea ice cubes, steep 2 tea bags of your choice in a small cup of water. Once cooled down a little, pour into ice cube trays. If it's not quite full, add a little bit more water. Freeze.
Other possible additions to the tea ice cubes: lemonade or lemon juice, mint, or fruit.
I like to use tea ice cubes in my iced tea, because it doesn't water my beverage down.
Other Uses For An Ice Cube Tray, by Suzie HQ
- Cool Ways To Use An Ice Cube Tray
Ice cube trays are extremely versatile and useful for a whole host of things. Here I have selected over 30 cool ideas you may never have thought of as possible for an ordinary ice cube tray.
Green Tea Slushy
Another refreshing idea is to pour cooled down tea into a blender with either tea ice cubes or regular ice cubes, and blend until the beverage is a slushy mix. If you decide to do this, it would also be an option to use frozen fruit instead of fresh or thawed fruit.
My Tasty Blueberry & Green Tea Slushy
Iced Tea With Fruit Juice
Another iced tea version I enjoy a lot has fruit juice in it, instead of fruit. I made this the other day, when I came inside on a hot day. This was quick to make, and cooled me down very well!
My Iced Fruit Juice TeaClick thumbnail to view full-size
Do you like fruit or fruit juice in your tea?
How do you like your tea?
For Another Option, Try Making Tea Ice Pops
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