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Friday, June 12, 2015

Tropical Iced Green Tea

Here is a recipe I made a couple of weeks ago, and it tastes pretty good. Plus, while the weather is getting hotter and we need more liquids in us, using coconut water is beneficial. Coconut water has electrolytes and will be helpful to us in keeping us hydrated.

Tropical Iced Green Tea

4 cups water (use spring or filtered)
4 green tea bags
2 cups coconut water
*4 drops lemon essential oil
*1 drop peppermint oil (optional)
Sweetener to taste (use Stevia or xylitol)

    Place the water in a pot and let it get hot, but not boiling. Remove pot and add tea bags. Let steep for several minutes (if you let it steep too long, the tea will not be green, but more like an orange color). Remove tea bags and place tea in a glass jar. Refrigerate. Add coconut water, essential oils, and sweetener. If adding peppermint oil, add only 1 drop as peppermint oil is extremely potent.

Tropical Iced Green Tea

* An alternative to lemon oil and peppermint oil is to wash a lemon or lime, slice thin, place in jar of tea. You could also put a sprig of peppermint or spearmint in your iced tea. 

     Pretty soon I will be getting spearmint oil and can't wait to try that one in this iced tea drink. You could probably use 4 TBS. coconut sugar, but it may turn the tea to a darker color.