Last Updated on February 16, 2021 by Ellen Christian
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My Templeton Herbal Iced Tea recipe is the perfect cold drink on a hot summer day. Try this caffeine-free unsweetened tea today.
There is nothing more refreshing than an iced cold glass of herbal tea after yard work or while entertaining. Since this is an herbal tea, it’s perfect no matter what time of day it is. Children and adults can both enjoy this healthy iced tea.
Templeton Herbal Iced Tea Recipe
I like to make a big jug of iced tea and keep it in the refrigerator so I have it on hand. If you want to do that with this recipe, just multiply the servings by however large a jug you have.
- 2 quarts of boiling water
- 8 herbal lemon (or lemon zinger) tea bags
- 1 1/2 cups fresh squeezed lemon juice
- fresh mint
- Pour 2 quarts of boiling water over tea bags.
- Brew for 30 minutes and let cool.
- Remove tea bags.
- Add orange juice and serve over ice with fresh mint.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 11Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 10mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 0g
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The original recipe calls for using lemon tea bags. Since my stores didn’t have plain lemon tea bags, I went with a lemon zinger and it was amazing! You can easily substitute a citrus-based tea bag depending on your taste preferences. If you have a lemon balm or lemon verbena plant in your garden, you can use that fresh as well.
The spearmint is from my herb garden. If you don’t have fresh spearmint, you can use dried or even a spearmint tea bag from the grocery store. You can use herbal iced tea bags if you have them on hand. Please do use freshly squeezed lemon juice. The flavor is so much better than bottled.
If you enjoyed flavored iced tea recipes, you can add fresh berries, slices of peach, and a bit of honey or stevia to your iced tea. It really is all about how you want to make it.
This is the best herbal iced tea recipe I’ve tried and, I’ll be serving the next time we have guests over. I found this recipe in Cornelia Guest’s Simple Pleasures and reprinted it with the permission of the publisher.
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