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I'm a huge fan of iced tea and I have a highly addictive recipe to share with you. My peach raspberry iced tea has been my favorite drink since I first made it. That's saying something since I'm a die hard diet soda drinker. The flavor is smooth and fruity. I added a touch of sweetener, but I'm a sucker for sweetness, in case you haven't noticed. That's completely optional and really isn't needed.
I've been making this 8 cups at a time and keeping it in a large mason jar. It's always gone at the end of the day and sometimes I need to make two jars. It all depends on how thirsty I am that day and how hot it has been. I threw some frozen peaches into the drink to keep it icy.
I've been a long time tea drinker. If I drink it hot, I prefer it with milk and sweetener. As an adult drinking iced tea, I prefer it slightly sweetened. When I was young though, I only drank unsweetened black iced tea. It's refreshing and still my go-to after being outside working and sweating away. I relate it to the ultimate refreshing drink. Maybe because that what was in the house during the summers as I was growing up, I don't know.
Anyway, I've been doing a little reading. It seems tea is pretty darn healthy for you. It'll boost your immune system, reduce your blood pressure and provide antioxidants. Plus, there's been some talk of it boosting your metabolism and I'm all for a higher metabolism.
I'm always checking out the flavors of tea they have at Walmart while I'm getting my groceries for the week. There are so many options anymore. It finally occurred to me a few weeks ago to take two flavors and mix them together. I love the flavors peach and raspberry together, but there's not a peach raspberry flavored tea so I made my own. I mixed an herbal tea that has raspberry flavors with a black tea that had peach flavors!
Peach Raspberry Iced Tea
- 1 tea bag Bigelow Cold Brew Iced Tea Raspberry & Lemon Flavored
- 1 tea bag Bigelow Cold Brew Iced Tea Peach Flavored
- 7 cups cold water
- 1 T. no-calorie sweetener optional
- In a large mason jar, add in the two tea bags, cold water and sweetener. Stir to combine.
- Let the tea bags steep in the water for 7 - 10 minutes.
- Give the tea bags a gentle squeeze to get out rest of the water. Discard the tea bags.
- Refrigerate until completely chilled.
- Serve with some ice cubes or frozen peaches.
(Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.)