Friday, October 7, 2011
Flavored iced tea
An unseasonably warm day, and a glass of iced tea, waiting for me to escape my office and go out in the sun. Ah!
With the garden slowing down, I have a number of other sustainable living projects to share with you. However, today I thought I'd keep it quick and simple and give you this idea: flavored iced tea.
Adding flavor to iced tea is nothing new, but I had the desire to to find some flavor without adding sweeteners of any kind. Because we are less active in the fall and winter, I need to cut a few calories from my diet, and my daily Pepsi Throwback habit isn't cutting it from a weight or budget standpoint.
So, I made sun tea, but in the half gallon jar I also put one bag of vanilla chai tea. The vanilla imparts a sweet flavor and the chai gives some spice, so I don't really crave the sugar at all. This will be a nice change!
Fast: If you are already making sun tea or refridgerator tea, it is no trick to pop a bag of flavored tea in there.
Cheap: The cost of the extra tea bag is only a few cents; if I can eliminate 3-4 Pepsis a week, I will save over $1 and as much as 600 calories. I am also not paying for the transportation of water.
Good: I'm enjoying this as a beverage, and it is much more responsible too.
Posted by Jennifer Lorenzetti at 11:58 AM