HELLO! It’s Springtime in California and I think I have thoroughly enjoyed the season so far.
There has been a few days of rain: listening to the drops coming down on the roof, baking to warm the house and our tummies, and still wearing my boots to keep my feet cozy.
There has also been a few days of hot sun: walking by the beach gaining more freckles, lunch in shorts and a tank top, and iced coffee because its too warm for hot.
Because it is going to start getting warmer before we know it, I wanted to share an iced tea recipe with you! In honor of this beautiful springtime season, this iced tea has some of my most favorite refreshing flavors going on: green tea, blueberry, lemon, mint, and a hint of sweetness from the agave!
- 7 cups boiling water
- 3 cups cool water
- 12 ice cubes (plus more for serving)
- 1/4 cup agave syrup
- 8-10 green teabags, depending on how strong you like your tea (I used blueberry green tea, but you could even use an herbal or black tea)
- 1 lemon, cut into thin slices
- 1-3 sprigs of fresh mint
- 1 large heat-resistant pitcher or container
- Pour the agave syrup in the bottom of a large heat-resistant pitcher or container.
- Place tea bags in a large tea ball and hang it into your pitcher so it is suspended. Pour the 7 cups of boiling water over the tea ball and let it steep for 5-7 minutes (the longer you steep the tea, the stronger it will get).
- Remove the tea ball from the hot water. Let the tea sit and cool for 10-15 minutes. Then add the 3 cups of cool water and ice cubes.
- Stir the tea well then add the lemon slices. Let the tea cool overnight, covered in the fridge. Remove lemons before serving.
- Serve iced tea cold with springs of fresh mint, lots of ice, and in TALL glasses. ENJOY!
I think I’ll go have a glass now. Read my books. Journal my thoughts. Plan my work. And drink it all in!