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Iced Tea

This homemade Iced Tea recipe is made with a caffeine-free rooibos tea base, which is very rich in antioxidants. Better yet? it’s sugar-free, and herbally sweetened with stevia. This healthy drink is super refreshing when it’s hot outside!

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
Serves: 2
  • 2 tablespoons loose rooibos
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 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 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

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 extra lemons, and serve it with a soup ladle. Enjoy!