Delicious n’ Fruity Summer Teas to Replace Soda and Satisfy Your Cravings

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We’ve got plenty dog days of summer left to enjoy, and what’s better than kicking back on a hot day with a cold glass of iced tea?
Here’s the problem:
Most store-bought iced teas are loaded with sugar, artificial sweeteners, and other chemicals. Sure, they may be better for you than the sodas, diet sodas, and fruit juices that you’ve been cutting back on, but these sweet teas still aren’t ideal.


Fortunately, making your own iced tea at home is easy, healthy, and fun for the whole family.

3 Homemade Fruity & Summery Teas

Find your largest heat-safe glass container and give these fruity and summer tea recipes a go (note: if you need a little sweetness, try adding a dash of honey or some simple syrup, otherwise, stay away from the sugary stuff):


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Green Tea & Pear

You’ll need: Green tea bags, 2 pears, lemon

  1. Steep 6 green tea bags and 2 sliced pears in about 6 cups of boiling water.
  2. Allow it to steep for about 5 minutes.
  3. Strain the tea, let it cool, and pour into a glass over ice.
  4. Add a few fresh pear slices for garnish and a dash of freshly squeezed lemon juice.

For extra flavor, feel free to buy a naturally flavored green tea (e.g., passion fruit, pear, or peach).

Black Tea & Berries

You’ll need: Black tea bags, berry-hibiscus herbal tea bags, 1/2 cup of strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries, lemon

  1. Steep 4 bags of black tea and 4 bags of berry-hibiscus herbal tea in about 8 cups of boiling water.
  2. Allow it to steep for about 10 minutes.
  3. Strain the tea, let it cool, then pour into a glass pitcher with the berries and ice.
  4. Pour into a glass over ice with a fresh squeeze of lemon juice.

Earl Grey Tea & Lavender

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You’ll need: Early Grey tea bags, dried lavender, fresh or dried sprigs of lavender (for garnish)

  1. Steep 6 bags of your favorite Earl Grey tea and 1 teaspoon of dried lavender flowers in about 8 cups of boiling water.
  2. Allow it to steep for 10 minutes.
  3. Strain the tea, let it cool, and pour into a glass over ice.
  4. Garnish with a sprig of lavender.

Go ahead, steep these recipes, keep the ice handy, and serve to your loved ones. Just don’t be surprised if you run out of your homemade concoctions because they’re sure to be a hit!

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