Yum, iced Tea!
I love tea! I drink a hot cuppa pretty much every morning. I love it to warm up on a cold camping trip and to mellow out after a long, hard day.
Historically, I haven't drunk much iced tea. I don't like buying iced tea and I've always thought it'd be a pain in the butt to make. Lately though I've been drinking a lot of it.
I know, I know there's nothing special about making iced tea. People do it all of the time, especially in the summer. I've only recently, in the last few moths, started making my own iced tea. I got excited about making iced tea when I started making it in single serving large mason jars. I like that I can grab a mason jar of tea and go, similar to small bottled store bought iced tea, but without the expense or the plastic waste.
I like to make a variety of flavors from green tea to black tea. I often add a variety of fruit like lemon, lime, orange, or berries. I also like adding mint. Sometimes I add just mint with no fruit and sometimes I add nothing at all and just have tea straight up.
Occasionally, I don't even add tea. Wait what, you don't add tea? Yep, I make to go "spa water." To the spa water I tend to add lemon, lime and/or mint in a mason jar. I fill it with ice and water and throw it in the fridge. A lot of people like adding cucumber to their spa water, but since I'm not a cucumber fan I don't.
These teas and waters are easy to make; handy to grab and go; and help me drink more water during the day, which makes me stay better hydrated.
I highly recommend buying some mason jars and making your own iced tea. It's fun, easy and yummy!