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Fruity Iced Green Tea Refresher

Updated on August 31, 2016
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Refreshing tea

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.

Variation

* 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

Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

  • 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)

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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.

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Use any kind of tea. I used one bag of green tea, and one bag of white peach oolongFill ice cube tray, and freezeTea Ice Cubes
Use any kind of tea. I used one bag of green tea, and one bag of white peach oolong
Use any kind of tea. I used one bag of green tea, and one bag of white peach oolong | Source
Fill ice cube tray, and freeze
Fill ice cube tray, and freeze | Source
Tea Ice Cubes
Tea Ice Cubes | Source

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

The final product is cold and slushy, and extremely tasty and energizing
The final product is cold and slushy, and extremely tasty and energizing

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 Tea

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Pour some juice at the bottom of a glass. I used pomegranate juiceHeat up water, and steep tea for a couple of minutes, as desiredAdd desired amount of sweetener, if anyI used tea ice cubesAdd ice cubes to the glass of juiceAdd tea to the glass. If it isn't full, add a little bit of cold water, until glass is as full as you want it
Pour some juice at the bottom of a glass. I used pomegranate juice
Pour some juice at the bottom of a glass. I used pomegranate juice | Source
Heat up water, and steep tea for a couple of minutes, as desired
Heat up water, and steep tea for a couple of minutes, as desired | Source
Add desired amount of sweetener, if any
Add desired amount of sweetener, if any | Source
I used tea ice cubes
I used tea ice cubes | Source
Add ice cubes to the glass of juice
Add ice cubes to the glass of juice | Source
Add tea to the glass. If it isn't full, add a little bit of cold water, until glass is as full as you want it
Add tea to the glass. If it isn't full, add a little bit of cold water, until glass is as full as you want it | Source

Do you like fruit or fruit juice in your tea?

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For Another Option, Try Making Tea Ice Pops

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      Tirralan Watkins 3 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Nice recipe Kathryn, I'm trying to drink more teas, so this recipe will be sure to hit the spot!

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Careermommy, I'm trying to drink more tea, too, and the more I drink, the more I wonder why I ever wasn't drinking more! Right now I am drinking a hot cup of echinacea tea, perfect for drinking right before bedtime.

      I hope you like this iced tea. Thanks for reading and commenting, and have a wonderful weekend!

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      mjkearn 3 years ago

      Hi Kathryn

      You are determined to make me try tea but you are fighting a losing battle cos it ain't gonna happen. Well never say never just in case.

      Great job again and full praise for sharing the love to other hubbers.

      Just remember to avoid those grease monkey mechanic DIY types cos as you know they can be a handful.

      Voted up.

      MJ

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      MJ, but what if I disguise it as something else?! You would never know! Pretend it's coffee ;)

      Thanks, I appreciate the praise. I especially had fun finding links to hubs I have read lately, because there are so many good ones out there. I have seen so many interesting beverage recipes, and Rajan is my go-to guy when it comes to useful and nutrition information on almost anything.

      I can't avoid that type, MJ, because that is pretty much what my boyfriend is like! He's not an actual mechanic, but when it comes to his car, he could give any mechanic a run for his money. My grease monkey has been working on his car in NH on the weekends for a few months now, trying to get it in tip-top shape (he is redoing the engine). He should be done soon, and it will be faster and better than ever! I can hardly wait to cruise around outside, with the T-tops down.... and the sound of the turbo behind my head, lulling me to sleep. Hehe.

      Thanks again, and have a spectacular weekend.

      ~ Kathryn

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      mjkearn 3 years ago

      Hi Kathryn

      That's a good point about the disguise. I could put it in a mug with coffee written on it besides in the workshop I drink cold coffee, brake fluid, gear oil, carb cleaner so how bad could tea really be.

      T-top sounds lovely but TURBO NO. I hate turbo's. Never had one and never will. Driven plenty including twin turbo's but can't stand the lag. It's much the same as kick down on an auto. I would have a Blower or a stand alone compressor or a V12 in a fiber glass car.

      Hope the T-top comes together for you both. Loose the turbo it only causes problems with the licence, LOL.

      MJ

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      Hawaiian Odysseus 3 years ago from Southeast Washington state

      Good evening, Kathryn!

      I love how you're inspired to write hubs about everyday events, thus setting a great example for the rest of us. You also contribute to the sense of community by including other writers' hubs. I'm really liking the way you format your articles. The presentation is crisp, clear, and to the point while having a good neighbor tone to it. Thanks so much for your "teaching by example" writing. Best wishes for continued success here on HP! Aloha, and have a great weekend!

      Joe

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Joe, thank you for your compliments! I'm glad you like my format, and my community spirit. I appreciate that you took the time to read and respond.

      I'm always inspired by everyday things. I have so many ideas, and not enough time to get it all done at once! This experience in the HubPages community is great. Writing here, and being around people like you are what fills a small void in my life.

      Have a beautiful weekend!

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I was going to shut down for the night but not before reading your hub. We are huge tea drinkers around here so this will come in quite handy. Thanks for the recipe and have a great weekend my friend.

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Thanks, Bill, it's sweet of you to read this before stopping. I hope you enjoy it! It tastes great, and I'm sure I'll be making it many times this year. You're welcome, and have a good weekend, as well.

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      Dil Vil 3 years ago from India

      I take green tea with lemon and honey. This Iced Green Tea i have not tried. Well I've seen a brand, i believe that is Lipton, promoting Iced Green Tea. May be i will try it once.

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      My Cook Book,

      Mmm, honey is always good in tea! I drink many different teas in many different ways, but combined with fruit and ice it was a treat. If you try it, I hope you like.

      Thanks for reading and commenting.

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      Sheri Dusseault 3 years ago from Chemainus. BC, Canada

      I love tea, and I love your idea about tea ice cubes. I will try that.

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      Karen Robiscoe 3 years ago from California

      What a great way to get your fruits in! Sounds like Snapple Apple--but better, since what isn't better that you make yourself! I think berries sound like a great tang for the tea, and I am thirsty just thinking about it. :)

      Perfect, thumbs up summertime beverage.

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      Bill De Giulio 3 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Kathryn. I do love tea, especially sweetened and iced. This sounds interesting adding the pureed fruit. Will have to give this a try. Thanks for sharing with us. Voted up.

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Sherri Faye, thanks for reading and commenting. I love tea, too, and the tea ice cubes are great at preventing it from getting watery. I make coffee ice cubes for iced coffee, as well (once I create a hub about that, you'll see my cool special ice cube tray for that!). If you try it, I hope you enjoy! Have a wonderful weekend.

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      CharronsChatter, it is a great way to get some fruit in! I love the combination.

      Thanks for reading and commenting. I'm glad you like. Have a great weekend!

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Bdegiulio, I love tea, too. I drink it hot a lot, but once the weather gets warmer I find it more refreshing to drink it cold. The fruit gives it an extra flavor to it that I like.

      If you try it, I hope you like it! Thanks for reading and commenting, and have a great weekend! Hopefully it is as pretty out there as it is here.

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      vespawoolf 3 years ago from Peru, South America

      What a healthy and tasty drink! We also enjoy iced tea and the addition of fruit would make it even better. I also like the version blended with ice for a hot summer day. Thank you!

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Vespawoolf, I'm glad you like this. I had the kind with tea iced cubes the other day, and next time I want to make it as an icy slushy. It's nice that delicious drinks can be made so easily.

      You're welcome, and thanks for reading and commenting. Have a good weekend!

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      Janet Giessl 3 years ago from Georgia country

      As a tea fan I'm always looking for new recipes. Thank you for sharing this great idea!

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      You're welcome, I'm glad you like it. Enjoy! Thanks for reading and commenting, and have a beautiful weekend.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Kathryn, thanks for including a link to my green tea hub in here; it is a great honor. Adding pureed fruits to green tea is an exciting and healthy twist. The tea ice cubes are another thing I like, they sure will prevent diluting the taste of green tea!

      All in all, a wonderful recipe and I'd like to place a link to this hub in my green tea hub. Hope that's fine with you.

      Voted up, interesting, sharing and pinning. Rated 5 stars as well.

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      Mary Craig 3 years ago from New York

      Here I am a day later than Bill and I was ready to shut down when I saw your hub. Great idea Kathryn and so nicely presented. You definitely proved your muse is always with you. Your step-by-step photos were great!

      Voted up, useful, and interesting.

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      Rebecca Mealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Oh, I love the green tea slushi idea. All of these are just great. Votes up and shared!

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      Anamika S 3 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

      Never tried this! Drinking Green Tea has been an ordeal for me. Maybe adding fruit pulp may make it a bit more better for me.

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      Rose Clearfield 3 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      I love tea and am always looking for new possibilities with it. Thanks for the great ideas!

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      truthfornow 3 years ago from New Orleans, LA

      Looks yummy and healthy. Love green tea.

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      travmaj 3 years ago from australia

      Kathryn, you are so inventive and it all looks very appealing. I'm always fascinated by the many variations of tea and you have just fuelled that fascination. Will definitely be trying out - thank you also for the link - I shall happily link back from my tea article. Voting up and awesome.

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      Elisha Jachetti 3 years ago

      Yum! That sounds refreshing!

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Rajan, you're welcome. Your green tea hub is the perfect addition to this.

      I'm glad you liked the pureed fruit idea, as well as the ice cubes.

      Thank you do much for reading and commenting, sharing and rating. I appreciate it!

      Feel free to link this in your green tea hub. I am honored that you would want to.

      I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend, Rajan.

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Tillsontitan, thanks for the compliments, I'm glad you liked it. I always think that I'm going to make a "quick hub", but then end up adding to it and adding to it. I like the final product, and I hope others enjoy it, as well.

      I'm a visual person, so I like to add step-by-step photos. It also makes the projects a little more fun and interesting!

      Thanks for reading, commenting, and providing feedback. Have a wonderful weekend!

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Rebecca, I'm glad you like the idea. I am going to make the slushy version next time, because it is bound to be tasty! When I do, I'll throw in some new photos, too.

      Thanks for reading, commenting and voting up and sharing! I appreciate it.

      Have a spectacular weekend, and I hope you enjoy a good slushy when you have a chance!

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Anamika, the fruit adds a great flavor to the green tea, so even if you are not much of a tea drinker, this tastes great! If you decide to try it, I hope you enjoy! Have a good weekend, and thanks for taking the time to read and comment on my recipe hub.

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Rose, I love tea, too, and this was fabulous! I think I'm going to make this sometime this afternoon, and bring it with me on a nice walk along the beach. It's beautiful out, and now that it is warmer it will be more enjoyable.

      You're welcome, and thanks for reading and commenting. Have a good weekend!

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Truthfornow, thanks, it is very yummy, as well as healthy. I love green tea, too.

      Thanks for reading and commenting, and have a beautiful day.

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Travmaj, thanks, I'm glad you like it. I'm always fascinated by the different variations of tea, and the many ways of dressing it up. I'm glad I have fueled your fascination! I hope you enjoy it very much.

      You're welcome for the link. Your article is so charming,and I think anyone interested in tea or culture will enjoy it.

      Thanks for linking back, Travmaj, it's sweet of you.

      Thanks for reading and commenting, as well as providing feedback. Have a spectacular weekend!

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Elisha, it is very refreshing! I'm going to make some more this afternoon, with a different flavor and more ice. Delicious!

      Have a great weekend, and thanks for taking the time to read and comment on my recipe hub!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Kathryn,

      Nice job on the this form of tea. I am more of a coffee drinker but do enjoy a cup of tea now and again, usually with milk and sweetner but love Turkish tea served in the tiny glasses and drunk without milk. In Turkey I also loved apple tea and remember bringing home a stack of it to have here. I would like to link this in with my nettle tonic hub if okay with you to show variety of tea/tonics good for you. Great job, voted up, useful, interesting, shared and pinned!

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      Shining Irish Eyes 3 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Thanks for the share. I am a huge tea drinker in all forms and this will be my next concoction!

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      Susan Britton 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      This is a great idea, green tea and fruit. I would not have thought of this. I hate the wasting of food and you did well to use your fruit up instead of tossing it. Well done.

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Suzie HQ, thanks. Oh, I LOVE coffee, but I like to have a good cup of tea every now and then. I also like trying different kinds. Apple tea sounds good. Wow, you must be well-traveled. I've never been to Turkey.

      Feel free to link this to a hub of yours. Thanks.

      Thanks for reading, commenting, sharing and providing feedback, and have a spectacular weekend!

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      You're welcome, I'm glad you like this. Enjoy! Thanks for reading and commenting, and have a beautiful weekend.

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Suzzycue, thanks, I'm glad you like it.

      I go out of my way not to waste food! I'm always sure to be mindful of what I have in the fridge, what leftovers I have, etc, and I will come up with something to make to use food up.

      Actually, the fruit I had was something that I had previously pureed and frozen before the fresh fruit got old. I used some in yogurt smoothies, and took the rest out to thaw, so it would be easier to get the rest out. I got a lot of use out of that one container of fruit!

      Thanks for reading and commenting, Suzzycue. Have a great Sunday!

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      epigramman 3 years ago

      Hello and good afternoon my Kathryn of Kool - and I certainly love the thought of this lovely drink. I've been on a big (hot) green tea kick for the last two years or so - this is definitely a great alternative and especially for the summer. Thank you for you classy presentation, as always, and I am sending sincere warm wishes to you from Colin and Tiffy and Gabriel who have enjoyed a beautiful spring morning until it started raining this afternoon. Thank you as well for your support of my writing and coming from a very special person like you always means a lot to me

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Colin,

      It is a great drink to have in the Summertime, for sure! I'm glad you like it. Thanks for the compliment!

      I've been enjoying this beautiful Sunday, although I have been indoors the whole time. We did not get any rain today, fortunately. We have had our share of it lately, resulting in lots of pretty green colors, and flowers :) I love Spring!

      I enjoy your writing very much, Colin. I never know what to expect when I start reading your poems, but I know that I will be amused in some way. You are the King of Twists, and you also know how to evoke emotion at times. Powerful stuff!

      May you and Tiffy and Gabriel have a wonderful evening, and thanks for reading and commenting on my article.

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      epigramman 3 years ago

      Naturally I am very sorry about what has happened in Boston.

      I watched it all week on my laptop through the coverage of CNN.

      Please know that your Canadian neighbors are thinking of your friends, and all of the families who were affected by this tragedy.

      The RCMP (which is like the Canadian FBI) stopped a potential terrorist attack up here just last week.

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Thanks, Colin. What happened was sad, but at least the guys who did it were caught. The victims and their families are in my thoughts, as well. It isn't over for them.

      It is scary that terrorist threats are out there, but I'm glad some of them get stopped before they do anything. I think I heard about the one you're referring to.

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      Karen Szklany Gault 3 years ago from New England

      I will definitely try this recipe, Kathryn! It seems like it would be a very refreshing pick-me-up in the middle of a warm, summer day. :0)

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Karen, it would be a fantastic pick-me-up! I'll be trying this many times throughout the Summer, I'm sure! If you try it, I hope it hits the spot. Thanks for reading and commenting, and have a wonderful day!

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      Susan Haze 3 years ago from Sunny Florida

      This sounds like a refreshing drink. I can't wait to try it.

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      RTalloni 3 years ago from the short journey

      We love fruited teas but I've not made them this way--yet! :) One of our favorites is to add cranberry/raspberry juice to a brewed, sweetened, cooled tea on a hot day. They are healthy drinks anytime of year, aren't they?

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      KoffeeKlatch, it is refreshing, and I hope you like it! Thanks for reading and commenting.

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      RTalloni, it's delicious with fruit in it!

      It sounds like a wonderful idea to add juice to it. I'm going to try it next time I have juics in the house.

      They are definitely healthy drinks any time of the year.

      Thank you for reading and commenting. Hopefully your weather has been as good as it has been here. Spring is finally here, and I love the milder temperatures! Have a good day.

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      Kevin Peter 3 years ago from Global Citizen

      It’s a very easy recipe that you have mentioned in the article. I have never thought of such a thing. I will soon try it and make you know how I felt. Reading the recipe itself has refreshed me a lot. So I am sure the tea is going to be extraordinary. Nice and useful hub.

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Kevin, thanks for reading and commenting. It is very refreshing, indeed, and I hope that you agree when you try it.

      I just had some more yesterday, this time with the ice blended, and with blueberries in it. I will add the pictures soon. It hit the spot, and energized me after a tiring day.

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      Deborah Neyens 3 years ago from Iowa

      What a great idea! I usually drink my green tea hot with a little honey, but sometimes in summer I will make a pitcher of sun tea with green tea. I will have to give this recipe a try!

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Deborah, I often drink my tea hot, as well, but it is nice to have a cup of iced tea once in a while, especially in the Summer! I hope you enjoy it, if you have the chance to try it. Have a good day, and thank you for reading and commenting on my article.

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      Beth37 3 years ago

      I LOVE fruit tea Kathryn, it's served quite a bit here in the south. I like the idea of using a puree.

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      The puree tastes great in it! I love fruit tea, or almost any other kind.

      Have a great weekend, Beth, and thanks for reading and commenting on my hub!

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      Indian Chef 3 years ago from New Delhi India

      Kathryn it looks very refreshing drink. We are not used to ice tea as we north Indians usually drink hot tea. So this is quite new to me.

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Indian Chef, I enjoy hot tea a lot, but the iced tea is very refreshing and tasty! If you try it, you may like it!

      Thank you for reading and commenting on my hub, and I hope you enjoyed seeing something different than you're used to. That is one thing I like about HubPages. There are so many people from all over the world, and I am constantly seeing things I have never heard of, or never made. It is such a great experience!

      Have a great weekend!

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      moonlake 3 years ago from America

      Looks good we love tea so this recipe would something I know we would drink. Voted up.

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Moonlake, that's great! I'm glad you love tea. This is heavenly on a hot day, or when you're thirsty!

      Thanks for reading and commenting, and for voting it up. I hope you enjoy this a lot!

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Indian Chef, this is my second comment to you: I added your "Strawberry Mojito" recipe link to my list of Refreshing Beverages From Fellow Hubbers.

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      Peggy Woods 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Kathryn,

      I am reading this at the right time of year since the weather is getting warmer by the day. These green tea drinks of yours look refreshing and also healthful. Gave this a 5 star rating, up and useful votes and will tweet.

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Peggy, thank you! I appreciate that you read and commented on this. I hope you try it! It's spectacular, as well as healthy. I had some the other day, and it not only hydrated me, it also energized me! This is one drink that is spectacular in warmer weather. I appreciate the votes and tweet!

      Have a good night!

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      Randi Benlulu 3 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Great hub with lots of pictures! I really like the ice cube idea. I have seen it done before but always forget to do it. Hopefully your tasty recipes and good ideas will help me remember! Thank you!

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Btrbell, thanks, I'm glad you like it. I love taking plenty of photos for my hubs!

      I love using the tea ice cubes. I also have coffee ice cubes for my iced coffee! They're super cool, because I have a special silicone ice cube tray that's shaped like coffee beans. Not that the shape of the ice cube matters, but it is a very novel thing to have.

      Thanks for reading and commenting on my hub! I just read another one of yours, and noticed your selection of interesting hubs, so when I have time I will be visiting your page again.

      Have a fantastic week!

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      Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany

      Very refreshing! I´m a tea drinker and these recipes of yours are a great change to my other tea drinks. I´m sure I will love them. Thanks for sharing. Have a lovely week! Voted up and pinned.

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Thelma, if you a tea drinker, I think you will really like this! You're welcome, and thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment on my hub. You have a lovely week, as well!

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      Indian Chef 3 years ago from New Delhi India

      Kathryn,

      I being from North of India , am used to drink tea hot with milk and sugar. But I would give your recipe a try. When i make it , I would let you know. Voting it up and awesome.

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Indian Chef, thanks, I appreciate that you would try this, even though it isn't something that you're used to. I look forward to hearing how you like it. Have a great day!

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      Susan Haze 3 years ago from Sunny Florida

      It sounds like a nice, refreshing green tea recipe. How nice you wrote about it just in time for summer. I will definitely be trying it. I'm one of those strange people who like both tea and coffee. Up, useful, and interesting.

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      KoffeeKlatch Gals, I am one of those strange ones, too! I love both coffee and tea, hot or iced. I am definitely one for variety, although I do have a few every day favorites.

      I'm glad you like this. Thanks for reading and commenting, as well as the votes, and I hope you find this very refreshing! I know I will be indulging in many iced teas over the hot Summer!

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      Elizabeth Rayen 3 years ago from California

      Hi Kathryn, I LOVE iced tea and your recipe to add fruit to it is wonderful. I can't wait to try this with my tea. Thank you for sharing with us! Voted up and shared--Lisa♥

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Lisa, if you love tea, I am sure you will find this very tasty! This is very delicious and refreshing. Thank you for taking the time to read and comment on my hub, and have a fantastic Sunday!

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      livingsta 3 years ago from United Kingdom

      An interesting and useful recipe Kathryn. I have not tried green tea with fruit, looks interesting. Will try this sometime soon. Thank you for sharing this with us.

      Voted up and sharing!

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Livingsta, thanks for taking the time to read and comment. I think the fruit tastes delicious in the tea! When you try it, I hope you like it. You're welcome, and thanks for the vote and share.

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      prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Wow...it sound delicious and refreshing. Thanks for writing and sharing with us. I can't wait to make it soon. Voted up and take care :-)

      Prasetio

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      FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

      Thanks for sharing the recipe. Also, I love the idea about tea ice cubes!

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Prasetio, it is very delicious and refreshing. You're welcome, and I hope you really like it. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment, and thanks for the vote. Have a fantastic week!

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      FlourishAnyway, you're welcome, and thanks for taking the time to read and comment.

      The tea ice cubes really adds to it, and I like that it doesn't water the tea down as it melts. I'm glad you like the idea!

      Have a great week!

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I'll be trying your slushy recipe. It's gotten quite hot this weekend and this sounds like the perfect drink to cool off with.

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Susan, it's been hot here, too! I hope you enjoy the slushy recipe. It should definitely cool you off!

      Thanks for reading and commenting, and have a wonderful Monday.

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      Diana L Pierce 3 years ago from Potter County, Pa.

      I've always liked green tea. My grandmother steeped it from loose leaves in her day for an extra enjoyable brew. I'm not sure you can even buy it like that nowadays. The fruit would make it tasty. I plan to try some. Voted up.

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Loose leaf tea is good. I've never had the loose green tea, only the oolong chai, and it is expensive, but it's a delicious treat.

      The fruit does make it taste great! I hope you like it, if you get the chance to try it.

      Thanks for taking the time to read and comment, as well as for the vote. Have a fantastic Wednesday!

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      Abby Campbell 3 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Great ideas, Kathryn... ways to try tea I would have never thought of without reading your hub. You are so creative! I will definitely have to give some of these a go. Thanks for sharing!

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Abby, I'm glad you like my ideas! I love tea, and enjoy experimenting. If you have a chance to try this, I hope you enjoy!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Such a good idea--I love green teas and am thirsty right now--so going off to make some--Thank you for the idea!

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Audrey, I hope you enjoy it, if you get the chance to make it. Thank you so much for reading and commenting, and have a fantastic night.

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      BkCreative 3 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Great! This is just in time for what will probably be a steamy hot summer. My cabinets are stocked with teas - now to add fruit and have some fun! Oh yay!

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      BkCreative, I'm sure beverages such as this will be wonderfully refreshing with the hot days coming up! Actually, today in Boston is supposed to be in the early 90s. It's 85 now. Apparently NYC is already up to 89 degrees! I hope you stay cool!

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      Linda Bryen 3 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi! Kathryn, although I don't drink tea very often, your recipe mixing it with fruit sounds great. I definitely have a go. Thank you for sharing a nice recipe for green tea.

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Linda, even if you don't drink tea much, I hope that you try this, and enjoy it! You're welcome, and thank you for taking the time to read and comment on my hub. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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      Karen Szklany Gault 3 years ago from New England

      Just recently tried this...sort of. I've been putting the fruit in the tea without pureeing it first. Still delicious. Recently served it to guests at our cohousing community's Memorial Day BBQ.

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Karen, I have had it that way to. Actually, I am going to list that as a variation, and credit you with the idea! It's a similar taste, and looks pretty that way.

      The BBQ in your cohousing community sounds fun. I love getting together with people for some good grilling. I went over to my boyfriend's folks' house for our first cookout of the season on Memorial Day, and it was so much fun.

      Thanks for reading and commenting, and have a good weekend.

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      Karen Szklany Gault 3 years ago from New England

      Thank you so much for mentioning me with the idea of leaving the fruit whole. :0) I think my daughter and I will be having some sun tea with mango this afternoon.

      Oh, and one thought, if you do stop by the Paulist Center in June (17-21 and 24-26) and we meet, perhaps we can have our picture taken together and write a hub about meeting "offline" - and perhaps write a hub together in the process? Just a thought. :0)

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Karen, you're welcome. Mmmm, tea with mango sounds spectacular!

      I was going to ask you if you're still going to be coming to Boston! I wrote your name in red on my perpetual calendar, so I wouldn't forget. I love the idea of having our photo taken together, and writing a hub about it. Writing a hub together sounds great! I definitely want to drop in one of those days! It's a very good thought :)

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      Karen Szklany Gault 3 years ago from New England

      Great! I'm looking forward to meeting you.

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      Chris Achilleos 3 years ago

      Hi Kathryn, thanks for sharing this refreshing ice tea recipe. This is a "must have" cold beverage for the summer. I remember, during the hot days in Cyprus we use to make similar ice tea's with my friends. This hub certainly brought back some childhood memories :) Voted up and gave it 5 stars!

      Hope you are having a lovely day,

      Chris

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Chris, I'm glad this brought back some childhood memories. I enjoy a good iced tea in the Summertime!

      Thank you so much, and have a beautiful day!

      ~ Kathryn

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      Amber 3 years ago from United States

      Yum! Looks like the perfect beverage for hot summer days! I love green tea and like to drink it plain at room temperature. The stronger the better for me! My favorites are Jasmine and Gunpowder green tea. Thanks for sharing this great recipe! Hope your day is wonderful~

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Georgia, it is fantastic on a Summer day! I had some a couple of days ago, except this time with juice instead of fruit.

      I like it hot or warm, too. I just had a regular green tea a few minutes ago, and it hit the spot.

      I have seen Jasmine, but I have never tried it. I have never heard of Gunpowder green tea. I'll have to look into it. I enjoy discovering new kinds of tea!

      You're welcome, and I really appreciate that you took the time from your busy (Hub of the Day) day to come over here and read my recipe. I am sure you must have been bombarded with comments! Although I always find it amazing how many people look, but don't comment.

      Take care!

      ~ Kathryn

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      Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Yummy, I like green tea. This looks like a great combination. I applaud your creativity!

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Vickie, thanks. I love many kinds of tea, and it was nice to experiment with this iced tea.

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      Maria Jordan 3 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      I will enjoy your suggestions, especially at this perfect time of year to combine iced tea with fruit...Voted UP and UABI. Hugs, Maria

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Maria, I'm glad you're going to enjoy these suggestions. Thanks so much for gracing my page, and for commenting. Have a spectacular weekend!

      ~ Kathryn

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      Keely Deuschle 3 years ago from Florida

      This sounds like a delightful way to enjoy tea! I will certainly be trying this soon! Voted up, shared, and pinned!

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      KD, it is a great way to enjoy tea! I hope you enjoy it!

      Thanks for reading and commenting, as well as for the votes and shares. Have a wonderful night!

      ~ Kathryn

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      Peg Cole 3 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      This sounds really great. I like the idea of freezing tea to make the ice cubes so it doesn't water down the drink. I think I'll try it with some blueberries that I just picked this morning. It is amazing to harvest my handful of berries every day this time of year. They are growing in containers on my porch and every year I get a great crop in June. Freezing the remainder for use in smoothies and this great recipe for fruity iced green tea. Very nice and refreshing. Will definitely be making this.

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Peg, this time of the year, I always like to have frozen tea ice cubes, sometime with fruit in it.

      I would love to have a blueberry plant to pick from! I was thinking that if I ever have a yard, I would want to plant some, but the fact that you have them in containers is encouraging. When I have outdoor space of any kind I want to try growing plants and herbs in different containers, so I can harvest fresh fruit, veggies and herbs.

      I have to buy berries, but we make use of them! The other day we bought a large container of strawberries, and some cherries, and we will be making lots of smoothies in the next few weeks or so!

      I hope you enjoy this, when you get the chance to make it. I really enjoy iced tea.

      Have a fantastic weekend!

      ~ Kathryn

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      moonlake 3 years ago from America

      This sounds really good. I think I'll pin it to my drinks board on Pinterest. Thanks for sharing.

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Moonlake, I'm glad you like it, and thanks.

      You're welcome, and have a fantastic day.

      ~ Kathryn

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      Saloca 3 years ago from Liverpool, UK

      They all sound delicious! I'm really liking the idea of the tea-cubes! Great hub!

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Saloca,

      I think they are delicious!

      I love using the tea cubes. Although I accidentally used my coffee ice cubes in today's iced tea, and realized I don't have any tea ones right now! So, my tea had a very strange taste, but it's not the worst.

      Thanks, and I hope you have a wonderful day!

      ~ Kathryn

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      Patricia Scott 3 years ago from sunny Florida

      Hi Kathryn

      I have had the commercially prepared citrus green tea and love it when it is icy.

      This sounds like a great refreshing drink so I am bookmarking it to try later.

      voted up

      Angels are on the way to you ...have a lovely weekend. ps

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      PS,

      I'm glad that you plan on trying it someday! I like to have iced tea every once in a while, especially on hot days.

      Thanks for the votes, and for taking the time to read and comment. Have a wonderful weekend!

      ~ Kathryn

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      Sheila Brown 3 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Great hub! So many ideas for some wonderful and healthy teas. I need to drink more green tea than I do. When I drink tea, it is iced and I have to admit I use a little sugar. I do like it with lemon or squeeze some orange juice into the glass. If I have strawberries on hand, I will chop them a little and add them to the tea as well. I will have to try your recipe! Voting up and useful! :)

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Sheila,

      I always have to sweeten my tea, as well, whether it is iced or hot. I love tea, but it is not as tasty when it is unsweetened.

      Mmm, orange juice sounds like a great thing to add to it.

      Thank you for reading and commenting, and I'm glad you like my ideas. Have a wonderful day!

      ~ Kathryn

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      Janis Leslie Evans 3 years ago from Washington, DC

      Coooool recipes for green tea, Kathyrn. I love green tea (hot and cold)but my favorite is hot black tea with milk and sugar. I will have to try variations of the fruit and tea blends. I like how you show so much generosity in your hubs.

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Janshares,

      I love all kinds of hot and iced tea. I drink a lot of green tea, but I also like black tea. My favorite would be Irish Breakfast, and I add milk and sweetener to it, too.

      I really like sharing things that have come in handy for me, and adding in links to hubs from others. There's so much great stuff out there! Every once in a while I add something to my hubs, so they're constantly improving (I hope).

      Thanks for taking the time to read and comment, Jan, and have a wonderful evening!

      Hey, I don't know if I ever noticed you're from D.C. I used to live within a 1/2 hour (Sterling, VA) years ago, and I visited the capital every once in a while. Great area!

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      Indian Chef 3 years ago from New Delhi India

      Visited your this hub again because I needed this recipe. Rated 5 stars.

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Indian Chef, thanks, and I hope you really enjoy it! Have a great day (or night)

      ~ Kathryn

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      Audrey Hunt 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      I love the way you've presented this Green Tea recipe. The ice cube ideas are great. Gave 5 stars, up, useful, awesome, interesting and sharing. Thanks, Kathryn.

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Vocalcoach,

      Thanks, I'm glad you like it! I had several ideas, and ended up using them all. It is so delicious to dress up an iced tea. I'm glad you like the ice cube ideas. Ever since I started making tea iced cubes (and coffee ones, too), I have enjoyed making the iced teas (and coffees) more.

      Thanks for taking the time to read and comment, as well as for sharing. Have a wonderful day!

      ~ Kathryn

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      Brett Caulton 3 years ago from Thailand

      Loved this idea, although it is not something I have tried. Right now we are in the middle of a typhoon and it is really HUMID!! So, this sounds great.

      Shared, pinned, tweeted, up and useful.

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      deergha 3 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      I love green tea but never tried these many possibilities. sure inspired by you. Many thanks and would love to try soon. Votes way uo and sharing as well.

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Brett,

      I hope you get the chance to try it! It feels good to have cold drinks during humid weather.

      Oh, yes, I just saw a news clip about the typhoon on the internet. Stay safe!

      Thanks for taking the time to read and comment, and for the shares and votes. I appreciate it.

      Have a wonderful day.

      ~ Kathryn

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Deergha,

      I'm glad you like these ideas. I drink green tea often, and like to try it in different ways once in a while!

      Thanks for taking the time to read and comment, and for the votes and shares. Have a wonderful day!

      ~ Kathryn

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      DREAM ON 3 years ago

      Kathryn You have done it again.A hub I can enjoy over and over.Would you believe I just cleaned out my kitchen cabnet today and came across all kinds of tea green included that I forgot about and had every intention of drinking but don't feel like because it is hot.Now I have no excuse.Loved your hub.Have a great day.Must be really warm in Boston.Here in Maine it hit 92 today.

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Dream On,

      I'm glad that this is one you can come back to. It's awesome that you found some tea you forgot about! I love it when that happens. The iced tea is awesome on a hot day! I just had some on my way home from work, and it hit the spot.

      It is very hot here! According to the Weather Channel, it is 99 degrees right now. When I was walking from work to the train station shortly after 11, it was 97, with a "feels like" temperature of 106 degrees- very humid! Fortunately, I was very prepared for the weather. I changed into a cool outfit while still at work, and had water and Gatorade with me, sunblock, a hat, and a towel that I soaked and put on the back of my neck (a great way to stay cool). If I had not been ready for this weather, I would have been incredibly miserable.

      I hope you are staying cool! 92 is very hot. Especially for Maine!

      Have a wonderful day, and thank you for taking the time to visit my page and comment. Enjoy the tea!

      ~ Kathryn

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Thank you Kathryn - tea is still the national drink around these parts, so I'm grateful to you for sharing your info with us.Hit the votes, and as usual, your articles are always professionally, and beautifully presented, and educational with every read.

      Best wishes, for a peaceful evening;

      R.Q.

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      R.Q.,

      Thank you very much! I'm glad you enjoyed this, and thanks for the compliments. I savor every cup of tea I have, so creating hubs with them in it is quite natural. I have actually been drinking even more of it lately.

      Thanks for taking the time to grace my page with your presence, and for commenting.

      ~ Kathryn

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      Augustine A Zavala 3 years ago from Texas

      AWESOME TEA RECIPE! Just made some using this guide, and it was yummy! Thank you for sharing....

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      A.A. Zavala,

      I'm so glad that you tried it and liked it! You're welcome. These tea variations are ones I use quite often, although I haven't had any in many weeks. It's a bit chilly here in the Northeastern U.S. Although I have cold drinks every so often anyway.

      Thanks for taking the time to comment, and have a wonderful day.

      ~ Kathryn

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      I just edited this article, added one more link to a tea post that looks delicious, and I moved things around so the page is more visually appealing.

      Have a great day!

      ~ Kathryn

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