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Iced Tea

Posted By Elana Amsterdam On June 17, 2008 @ 9:34 pm In beverages,cold drinks | 8 Comments

iced tea

Baseball is indeed over. However, all-stars have begun and my son and several of his little cohorts are on the team. We are now therefore faced with practice daily from 5:30 to 7:30. Thank goodness I am not coaching!

I will however, be providing the team with lots of snacks and good beverages such as the one below. This scrumptious iced tea really hits the spot on a summer’s day. It is sweet, lemony and refreshing.

Rooibos tea is said to be an excellent recovery beverage. Although it does not contain caffeine, I find on days when I am feeling a little draggy that it can put a punch back into my step. I really enjoy drinking it after a good workout.

Iced Tea
2 tablespoons loose rooibos tea
2 cups boiling water
1 tablespoon agave nectar or honey
⅛ teaspoon stevia
12-18 ice cubes
¼ cup lemon juice, freshly squeezed
1 lemon, sliced into wedges

  1. Place rooibos in a 2 cup glass measuring cup
  2. Pour boiling water over rooibos; add agave and stevia
  3. Steep for 10 minutes
  4. Meanwhile, divide ice cubes and lemon juice between 2 large tumblers
  5. Strain tea into cups
  6. Serve with wedge of lemon
Serves 2

My husband says this beverage tastes like an Arnold Palmer, I think it tastes like the Nestea I grew up on (which I loved). Either way, when I serve it at our summer barbecues this iced tea is quite a hit. I make a huge batch of it in a stock pot, throw in tons of ice and serve it with a soup ladle. Enjoy!


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