Think green tea for summer!

green tea for summer

Lavender tea offers healthful refreshment.

Think green tea for summer!

With warm weather upon us, what a great time to think green tea for summer. Consider the great taste of iced green tea and the known health benefits, and you’ve got a summer drink that will refresh and be good for you. As CBS News points out, drinking iced tea can help you stay slim. ABC offers up its own tempting recipe for Jasmine green tea.

Health offers a recipe for iced lavender green tea. As the article points out, “Lavender lends a lovely, subtle flavor to the simple, sugar-free green tea. Lavender blossoms can usually be found at farmers’ markets and natural foods stores, but you can also use dried varieties.”

To make 4 glasses of iced green tea, start with four green tea bags, one and a half teaspoons of fresh lavender blossoms or 3/4 teaspoons of dried lavender, and (optional) lavender strips.

1. Heat 1 qt. water in a medium saucepan until it just begins to simmer. Remove from heat and add tea and lavender.

2. Steep for 5 minutes. Strain into a heatproof pitcher or bowl. Let cool.

3. Pour into ice-filled glasses and garnish with lavender sprigs if you like.

 Canadian Living offers no less than 10 green tea recipes, including: citrus mint iced tea, green ginger mint iced tea, mango Calendula Ceylon tea, mint tea, Chamomile mint tea, rose petal tea, peach white iced tea, puffed wild rice green tea, raspberry iced tea, and honeydew mint iced tea.

So think green tea for summer!