Coffee Shop Style Iced Tea


One of the things about eating paleo-style is that we don’t have a lot of options for treating ourselves when we are out and about. I work weekends at a hospital and I often used to treat myself to vanilla lattes at the coffee shop there. Sadly (?) , when I decided to cut dairy out of my diet that habit came to a halt. I enjoy coconut milk in my coffee at home but I don’t keep any at work because I don’t drink much coffee, so I don’t see the need. However, sometimes you just want something nice for yourself. ENTER: Unsweetened iced teas! At second cup and starbucks, and likely many other places, they will steep tea for you on the spot and make you a refreshing iced tea, with nothing added.


So far at Second Cup I have tried wildberry and orange spice. They are delicious! 2 bucks, despite being much cheaper than a coffee, is still kind of expensive for an iced tea though if you ask me. So after watching their technique I decided I could definitely do this at home.


The trick is lots of ice and just making a small amount of really concentrated tea. When you pour the warm dark tea over the ice, some of it will melt, causing it to cool to a good temperature and become the perfect strength of tea! Since we add nothing else it is just too simple!


The refreshing glass shown in this post is Ginger Lemon Tea. This is an amazing selection for summer! It tasted really good cold. Brightly colored teas are fun too. The Mamma Mia tea from David’s Tea would be awesome for this, it tastes great and the hibiscus in it turns the liquid bright pink! There are so many options to keep yourself refreshed and feeling treated, without any guilt, and hardly any money either! enjoy.


1 Tea Bag, fruity flavours are great!
3/4 c hot water
Ice to fill a glass

1. Heat water and steep tea for about 5 minutes.
2. Fill glass with ice. Pour warm tea over ice.
3. Stir. Enjoy.

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