Hold the sugar, y’all! It’s National Iced Tea Month!

Hold the sugar, y’all! It’s National Iced Tea Month!

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Here are a few tips for keeping your tea, light, refreshing, flavorful, and low in added sugar.

  1. Be careful of processes, pre-bottled teas. Many of them can have up to 60 grams of sugar and nearly 300 calories. Always read the nutrition facts!
  2. Brew your own and then add flavorful additions such as: pineapple, strawberry, peach, starfruit, ginger or lemon. Herbs such as thyme or mint make great additions as well.
  3. Try new varieties of tea. There are many to choose from such as black tea, green tea, white tea or herbal teas which have a wide variety of flavor profiles.

No Sugar Tonight in My Peach Tea Recipe:

2-3 ripe peaches
2 sprigs of mint (optional)
6 tea bags
6 cups of water

Directions: Peel and dice peaches. Dice mint. Place peaches and mint in the bottom of a tea pitcher and muddle them together with a masher or wooden spoon. Pour 6 cups of boiling water into the pitcher. Add 6 tea bags. You can drape them over the top of the pitcher and let them hang into the water. Let steep for 30-45 minutes. Remove tea bags and then refrigerate until cold. Serve over ice and garnish with mint and a peach slice if desired.