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I truly absolutely love iced tea. It's not only a fantastic way to stay hydrated but it's also quite simply magically delicious. I have a ton of iced tea recipes up my sleeve and I always have a pitcher in my fridge. These recipes in particular are ones I find myself making again and again!


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BLACKBERRY ICED TEA
Blackberries will always have a special place in my heart for many reasons, but the main is just how rich and juicy they are, perfect for iced tea.
INGREDIENTS:
4C GREEN TEA (Your choice)
1/4-1/2C SUGAR (depending on how sweet you want it)
2C BLACKBERRIES
1 LIME
ICE
DIRECTIONS:
1. Brew your desired tea, set aside.
2. Puree your blackberries and strain
3. Mix in your tea, sugar, juice of 1 lime, and blackberry juice.
4. Add fresh blackberries to the mixture (optional)
5. Serve chilled or on ice.


ORANGE ICED TEA
Sweet citrus with a soft hint of vanilla. A blog tea with plenty of flavour! 

INGREDIENTS:
4C BLACK TEA (Your choice)
1/4-1/2C SUGAR (depending on how sweet you want it)
4 ORANGES (2 blood, 2 navel)
1 VANILLA BEAN SCRAPED
DASH OF CINNAMON 
ICE
DIRECTIONS:
1. Brew your desired tea, set aside.
2. Slice 1 orange in rounds and juice 2 oranges to add to mixture. 
3. Mix in your tea, sugar, cinnamon and juice and orange slices.
4. Garnish with an orange slice and sprig of rosemary. Serve chilled or on ice. 



PINEAPPLE CHAMOMILE ICED TEA
Drinking this in the summer and closing my eyes sends me off on a tropical dream. You can optionally switch out some of your water for coconut water to add to it! 

INGREDIENTS:
4C CHAMOMILE TEA (Your choice)
1C CHOPPED PINEAPPLE
2TBSP FRESH CHOPPED BASIL
HONEY
ICE
DIRECTIONS:
1. Brew your desired tea, set aside.
2. Blend together sugar, honey, pineapple, basil with about 1C of tea.
3. Pour mixture in first, stir in basil leaves followed by tea.
4. Garnish with basil and pineapple, serve over ice. 





MINT MATCHA ICED TEA
Matcha is in my house at all times, so it only makes sense to add a matcha iced tea. 

INGREDIENTS:
4C WATER
4TSP MATCHA
2 LIME (one sliced, one squeezed)
6 SPRIGS OF MINT (18 leaves)
1TBSP HONEY OR  1/4C SUGAR (optional, for sweetness)
DIRECTIONS:
1. Using a shaker (or you can do it the proper way) mix your Matcha and water together until there are no lumps.
2. Add mint, lime and honey/sugar and shake more.
3. Shake with some ice. 
4. Pour, add sliced lime and mint leaves. 
5. Serve over ice, garnish with lime and mint. 




STRAWBERRY ROSE ICED TEA
The most romantic flavoured iced tea you'll ever try.

INGREDIENTS:
4C TEA (Your choice, I used David's Tea Sakura Cherry, but I suggest Green or white tea)
1/4-1/2C SUGAR (depending on how sweet you want it, but honestly I don't use much, if any)
1C STRAWBERRIES
1C CHERRIES
1TSP ROSEWATER (optional)
ICE
DIRECTIONS:
1. Brew your desired tea, set aside.
2. Puree your strawberries and cherries, strain. 
3. Mix in your tea, sugar, rosewater, and juice.
4. Add fresh strawberries and cherries to the mixture (optional)
5. Serve chilled or on ice. 


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