Friday, August 21, 2015

How Make Watermelon Lime Zinger Iced Tea Like I Have Been Enjoying!

When I was at the Celestial Seasoning Factory in Boulder Colorado a few weeks ago I got to do lots of taste testing and my favorite of their iced teas was their Watermelon Lime Zinger tea. I asked the lady offering the samples just how she made it and now I am going to share that with you.
In the Celestial Seasonings Tea Shop I purchased 6 boxes of the tea and now I am wishing I bought more! There are 20 tea bags in each box and the price for the box you can make this tea for pennies a glass! I am truly hopeful that my grocery store here in Canada carries this blend and if not I will be placing a large order soon I am sure!

I am a big fan of the Passion Tea lemonade at Starbucks and my son Alex and I have stopped their often this summer to share a Venti sized drink ( I get mine with 1/2 the sweetness), which doesn't last long. Making this tea which I think tastes even better is not only going to save us money but has opened our eyes to making a great quality tea at home without adding Lemonade or Juice! I am going to make and include this tea in his lunch box for school and feel great about doing it as I control the sugar! I also loved the assurances I got during my tour of the Celestial Seasonings Tour that they use natural indigence and as a bonus Celestial Seasonings Makes their teabags with out strings and staples in a natural fiber tea bag that saves 3.5 million pounds of waste a year out of landfills!
To make your own you will need:
-4 Watermelon Line Zinger Herbal Tea From Celestial Seasonings
-A heat safe measuring cup
-A heat safe Juice Container
-A scant 1/4 cup of sugar or sweetener
-8 cups of water (2 of them boiling water)

Step 1-Put 2 cups of water on to boil in either your electric kettle or on the stove.  In a 2 cup measuring cup place 4 tea bags.
Step 2- Pour the boiling water over your teabags and allow your tea to steep 4-6 minutes.
Step 3- Measure out your sweetener if desired. Add it to your juice container.
Step 4- Add your steeped tea infusion to your juice container. Stir to dissolve.
Step 5- Add remaining water to you container and then allow your tea to come to room temperature and then place it in the fridge, or pour over a glass of ice and enjoy!

*The recipe inside the box for this tea is slightly different then mine so feel free to experiment with the strength of your tea!

  I hope you enjoy making and sharing this tea with our loved ones. Alex sure loves it and so do I! Thank you for joining me for A Cup of Iced Tea and  A Cozy Mystery!
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