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There’s nothing more refreshing than a nice glass of your favorite iced tea, especially in the summertime. While most of you know me as a huge time coffee lover, what you don’t know about me is that I’m actually really into tea, as well! I love having a hot cup of tea to unwind in the evening, but what really keeps me going all week long is a fresh iced tea.
Iced tea is so much healthier than the go-to sodas and other really sugary drinks that we can often reach for when we need a refresher. I know I have shared many times in my goals that I’m trying to kick soda, and iced teas totally help make that happen. This is why I have been making my own different kinds of iced tea this summer! Today, I’m sharing one of my new favorites that I came up with – Raspberry Peach Iced Tea! You’re going to love it. I promise.
When it comes to iced teas, I love experimenting by mixing complementary flavors together to make a new sensational drink. Bigelow Tea is my go-to brand when wanting to mix new flavors together. Bigelow Tea has some of the most delicious and unique flavors that you can find. I love that Walmart has all of the flavors I need that are easy to find in the coffee and tea aisle, not to mention the convenience of grabbing my fresh berries there, too.
Bigelow Tea’s flavors of Red Raspberry and Perfect Peach are incredible on their own, but when mixed together, they’re even better.
One of the best parts of making my own iced tea is that it’s super simple to do. All I needed to make mine was the two Bigelow Tea herbal tea flavors, fresh fruit, 1 gallon pitcher, and an ice tray. Talk about easy!
Before getting to making the iced tea, I first make special ice cubes to compliment the iced tea. Who wants boring ice when you can spice it up and add fresh berries to it? I decided to use raspberries in the majority of the ice cubes, but I also added some blackberries to give the overall iced tea an extra bit of pizazz.
I first wash all the berries and then place them in each cube. I decided to take apart some of the raspberries to help give a little look of diversity to the ice cubes. Then I filled them with water and set them in the freezer while I carried on with the rest of the recipe.
HOW TO MAKE RASPBERRY PEACH ICED TEA:
- Take 4-5 bags of each flavor and place them in the pitcher. Be sure to remove the strings from the bags, as this makes them easier to remove after steeping. Feel free to add or subtract tea bags based on your personal preference.
- Then fill up your tea kettle or electric tea kettle and get the water boiling. Once the water is boiling, carefully pour it into the pitcher. *To help prevent surfaces from getting too hot, I added a cork plate to the bottom of the pitcher.
- Repeat step number 2 a second time.
- Let the tea bags steep for a few minutes or as long as you’d like to get your preferred taste.
- Stir around with a long spoon. Drain the tea bags and remove them.
- Add 2-3 cups of cold water to the pitcher and then mix together.
- Place in the refrigerator until cool and ready to serve.
- *Optional: Add berries to the pitcher for extra flavor.
When the iced tea is ready to serve, break out the berry iced cubes and finish the masterpiece off in a glass or tumbler. This is the perfect iced tea recipe for any summertime gathering you might have or just for everyday enjoyment.
Are you an iced tea lover like me? Do you make your own? What’s your favorite go-to flavor to make? If iced tea is a favorite of yours, why is it? Check out the different Bigelow Tea flavors and let me know which ones you’d like to mix together! Let’s chat about tea, shall we?