I have to admit I am not a fan of plain water. If I am exercising, it’s fine, but otherwise I do prefer hydration with flavor. Since I am convinced I am meant to be a Southern girl, I decided to make homemade iced tea one day. But instead of using just my standard Lipton bags, I also used Trader Joe’s Blackberry Herbal Tea. I had to patiently wait for the tea to cool, but once it did I poured a tall glass and enjoyed it. The herbal tea really added a unique flavor and almost eliminated the need for any sugar.
I wish I could have taken a photo on my front porch, but since I don’t have one, the windowsill will have to do!
4 black tea bags, such as Lipton
2 fruit-flavored herbal tea bags, such as Trader Joe’s Blackberry Infusion
Heat about 4 cups of water to boiling in a medium pot and remove from heat. Add tea bags to water, and let steep for 5-10 minutes. Remove tea bags and allow concentrated tea to cool. Mix with cold water and ice to fill a 2 quart pitcher. Sweeten with sugar or an alternative if desired.