Making your own iced green tea blend is one of the healthiest and greenest things you can do! Those bottles of iced tea can contain sugar and a plethora of unwanted additives. So, just think how many of those things you’ll avoid by simply brewing up your own custom blend of tea every day. Not to mention how much you can lower your environmental footprint over a year by avoiding all of those plastic bottles, which must be prepared then shipped to your nearby supermarket, consuming fossil fuels along the way. Making your own beverages (or drinking filtered tap water) is a powerful step you can make in the right direction. Another benefit from making your own custom tea blend is that you can be picky about the ingredients. You can be very selective about what tea you choose, for example. And the additions, such as lemons and cucumbers, in this case. Pick them from your garden, your farmers market, or supermarket, and I guarantee it will surpass anything you can get in a bottle!
Green tea has been documented to have numerous benefits. I have had the fortunate opportunity to visit Japan and observe the green tea tradition. It really is the beverage of choice, which is consumed all day long in this country. No wonder Japan has one of the longest lifespans in the world. So, go ahead and try this super easy 3 ingredient beverage blend, which is sugar-free, healthful, and tasty. It can be your indulgent, self-loving iced brew during your typical day, or a really pretty addition to your next party. Dive into the beauty and health of hand-made green tea blends today!
Place tea bags (or loose tea in a tea strainer) in a small glass pitcher or tea pot and add boiling water. Allow to steep for 5 minutes.
Fill two large glasses with ice cubes.
Pour hot tea into each glass.
Float two slices of lemon and two slices of cucumber in each glass. Allow to sit for a few minutes before enjoying.
Alternatively make one pitcher of iced tea instead of individual servings by filling a 1 quart pitcher about half way full of ice cubes, adding brewed hot tea (step 1), and slices of lemon and cucumber. Serve into 2 large glasses.
Serving Size:1 serving
Saturated Fat:0 g
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