Much of America’s tea consumption is taken iced so it’s surprising to know that not many Americans know of National Iced Tea Month. The official date of National Iced Tea Month is June 10. So what can you make iced?
Black or Green Tea with Mint – You have to admit that mint makes anything refreshing. Muddle some fresh mint, add to a glass of your favorite green or black tea, and enjoy! You can also try Twinings Cold Brewed Iced Mint Tea for a little added convenience.
Butterfly Pea Tea with Lemonade Ice Cubes – A tea that is currently trendy, Butterfly Pea is a tea brewed from flowers to create a bright blue colored tea but that’s not the best part. The best part is when you add lemon or citrus. It turns the tea purple! It’s definitely worth watching the astonished faces as the tea changes color. Another added bonus to this is that the lemonade doesn’t water the tea down like regular ice cubes.
Green Tea with Peach and Elderflower Syrup – This is a surprising new refreshing hit for me. Peach flavored green tea and elderflower syrup. If you have lived in the UK, you would know that Elderflower is a very popular flavor. Unfortunately for Americans, it’s lesser known, making it hard to find. At Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding reception, a lemon elderflower cake was served, sending Americans scrambling for elderflower liqueur to make their own cake. This iced tea does not use the alcoholic version but however, you can if you like your tea a little boozy. You can find non-alcoholic elderflower syrup either at Ikea or the Belvoir brand online.
You can pretty much ice any tea and flavor it to your liking whether you like plain sugar with your iced tea or jazz it up with flavored syrup. Celebrate National Iced Tea Month your way and enjoy the rest of your summer!