Summery Tea Drinks

School is out around the country and the daily temps are hitting some high notes. Phew! It’s officially summer! At my house, that means (in the ideal world anyway) afternoons in the pool, friends coming over for barbecues, and late nights staring at the stars. Oh! And ICED TEA! Here are two variations created by Compassion Tea staffers that are super easy, super kid/barbecue/pool-hopping/star-gazing friendly, and super yummy!

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IMG_2161Compassion Tea’s Jasmine Iced Tea Lemonade – from director Wendy Bjurstrom

8 cups water
1/3 cup to 1/2 cup honey or natural sweetener
1/3 cup Compassion Tea’s Jasmine Dragon Tears
1/3 Cup Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice

Boil water with honey or natural sweetener. Let cool for 5 minutes. Put 1/3 c Jasmine Dragon Tears Tea in Compassion Tea’s Iced Tea Maker Infuser. Pour boiling water over tea and steep for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove infuser and add fresh squeezed lemon juice. Stir. Cool in refrigerator until cold. Delightfully refreshing!

Cranberry Compassion Spice – from director Chris Faherty Here’s a super easy summer tea idea! We had made some Compassion Spice for something and had some left over but not enough for both of us to have a glass. I topped it off with some cranberry juice and had a whole new drink! It was 3 parts Compassion Spice and 1 part cranberry juice. Simply delightful!

I’ve also discovered that adding Lavender Sage Rooibos to any fruity tea (like Black Currant or Peach Apricot) adds a lovely, calming note to the tea. It is super easy to fix in our iced tea maker. Simply add 3 tsp. of each flavor in the infuser, pour in the water, put in the refrigerator overnight, and pour a tall, refreshing glass the next day! Ooo La La!

What ideas do you have for your tea this summer?IMG_2147

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