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