Surprisingly enough, we didn't make this day up! 😜 Did you know that in 1904 iced tea was introduced at the World’s Fair in St. Louis, where it blossomed in popularity and quickly became a favorite beverage across the U.S.? Whether you prefer sweetened or unsweetened, with or without lemon, many love and enjoy iced tea by the glass full all summer long. Check out these quick and easy iced tea recipes you can make this weekend:
Love a good icy-cold cocktail? This one's for you!
This tea cocktail takes a spin on a classic margarita with our Prickly Pear tea AND jelly! Prickly pear is the fruit of the nopal cactus and grows wild across the southwest. The prickly pear fruit has a melon-like flavor and is delicately sweet and bright. This tea blend is mixed with sencha green tea, hibiscus, safflower, and pear, and has an electric pink hue when brewed! Mixed with fresh squeezed lime, our Orange Blossom Honey, and topped with a sea salt rim, this marg will have you doing a little happy dance. 💃🏻
Love the classics? This one's for you!
As the weather gets warmer, there's not a more perfect time for an ice cold glass of lemonade! Lemonade just got that much better because our lemonade recipe is made with TEA (that tastes like lemonade 😉)! Our herbal blend, Lavender Sage Lemonade, shines in the spotlight of this recipe, as flavors of bold lemon meld with lavender, rose hips, licorice root and calendula. We added lots of extra fresh squeezed lemon juice, Orange Blossom Honey and a splash of Vanilla Extract to brighten up all the flavors. 😍
WHY WE LOVE NATIONAL ICED TEA DAY:
- Iced tea is a tasty way to boost your antioxidants! Scientists unanimously agree that tea is chock full of antioxidants, which helps your body fight disease.
- There are countless ways to spice iced tea up! Iced tea is one of the most versatile beverages out there. Whether you prefer yours with honey, fruit slices, oat milk, lemon, cinnamon sticks, popsicle chunks, or even a splash of rum, you're sure to find an iced tea to suit your taste.
- Iced tea is a healthy substitute for soda! If you're trying to kick a soda habit or just looking for a healthier alternative to carbonated beverages, unsweetened iced tea is a great choice. It's naturally low in calories — helping you lose weight and consume less sugar.
More teas to make iced