It’s early August and hot as all get-out (at least here in my neck of the woods in the Northern Hemisphere), so I’m rolling out the iced tea bandwagon. Hop aboard and let me know what you’ve been drinking so far this summer.
As for me, I’ve been enjoying:
Strawberry Kiwi from the Georgia Tea Company: One of my favorites from last summer; it’s still going strong this year. Sometimes I add some of their Pai Mu Tan white tea leaves to the infuser; it ups the antioxidant power of the tea and doesn’t affect its flavor. It’s a good one for kids as they like its fruity flavor and cheery red hue. Kind of like Kool-Aid but way more healthful for them. One thing I love about this company is that they sell samples of their tea, so you can try a number of different varieties without breaking the bank.
Teavana’s Blueberry Kona Pop: This blend of rooibos and herbal tea is a frequently sampled iced tea at their stores, and I really enjoy its refreshing flavors. But I had a cup of the Kona Pop (herbal) by itself recently, and if you like pineapple, you’ll love its fruity zing. I’m of a mind to buy these two separately and that way can enjoy them together or solo.
GTC’s Midsummer Night’s Dream: I had this first hot during the winter months and remember thinking it would be terrific iced — and indeed, it is. I guess I must be on a fruit-lovin’ roll because this one combines black and green tea, papaya, pineapple and strawberry bits, and I am loving it to bits.
Zhena’s Gypsy Tea Mojito Mint: A hint of mint, citrus and rum flavor this green tea. I like it made a bit stronger since the flavor here is on the subtle side. But you could certainly jazz it up on your own with a spot of lime juice or something else (wink, wink), if you’d like. I find this soothing and refreshing after an evening meal.
What about you, what iced tea or hot (or other kinds of beverages) are you enjoying right now?