I finally made my first batch of summer iced tea this year. This is a staple at my house almost all the time, and the recipe varies depending on what teas I have in my cupboard, but this is hands down my favorite. What makes the ‘summer version’ so special is the ability to add fresh herbs from my garden.
My wild fennel plant is already big enough to start sampling from and here is my first batch of tea using it. (You can also use this fresh herb to make flavored water. Check out our post on Tasty Waters). Give this a try and feel free to mix and match all kinds of tea flavors.
This one is all Tazo Passion Herbal blend, but I often add a couple of bags of ginger or cinnamon tea too. I also like my tea unsweetened, so this recipe is sugar free with a squeeze of lime, but feel free to add some honey or agave if you prefer. Looking for that perfect way to steep your tea? Click hear to read our post on our favorite, the Teaopia tea pitcher.
Summer Iced Tea
Medium size saucepan filled with water
4 tea bags – Tazo Passion Herbal Infusion
2 limes – zested and juiced
1 bunch fresh herbs – I used wild fennel
Chunk ginger (optional)
1. Bring water to a gentle boil.
2. Add tea bags and steep for a couple of hours or until tea reaches room temperature.
3. Transfer to pitcher, top up with cold water.
4. Add juice of 2 limes and lime zest.
5. Add herbs and ginger if desired.
6. Refrigerate overnight.