This isn’t so much a recipe as it is an idea that I can’t possibly claim to have invented, but started doing due to my lack of interest in plain old water.
If, like me, you can only drink so much water before you become bored as hell with no taste, iced tea is a gift from the heavens. And while I like iced orange pekoe just fine, it’s not the same without honey or sugar, which of course is a no-no on a Whole30.
Herbal teas, however, don’t often need anything sweet added to them to be super delicious. And over ice? Freaking delicious.
My formula for perfect iced tea:
-Put a beer mug in the freezer to frost it up.
-Steep a mug (8-10oz) or your tea of choice for about 10 minutes, agitating the bag enough that it gets nice and strong. Depending on bag size, you might have to use two for taste.
-Add herbs, spices, fruit, or flavour additives, and stir well.
-Fill frosty beer mug with ice, right to the top.
-Strain tea over the ice, stir until cold, and enjoy.
Alternatively, you can use 5-6 tea bags in a pitcher of boiled water, add your additives, and then once steeped, pop it in the fridge so that it’s cold and more than one person can enjoy it. I just personally like it fresh.
Also it’s up to you if you want to add fruit after with the ice, or steep it with the tea bags. I like maximum flavour extraction, so I steep it.
My absolute favourite iced tea, as I’ve managed to find photographed above, is a peppermint or moroccan mint tea. It’s wickedly yummy with a bit of citrus added, like lime or lemon slices.
Here are some more delicious ideas:
-Cranberry tea with lemon
-Lemon tea with blueberries-Peach tea with cinnamon and nutmeg
-Lavender tea just by itself
-Rosehip tea with cucumber
Let me know some of your favourites in the comments!