Vegan since 1975, I decide to answer the question, "What DO you eat?" These posts tell about some meals and recipes my family and I have enjoyed over the years.


Thursday, July 22, 2010

Iced Tea Drink

A refreshing ICED TEA DRINK in the summer can be made in a gallon size glass jug and kept in the refrigerator. It never lasts more than a day in my house, but you might have fewer thirsty people. This is an alternative to buying expensive juice or using less natural alternatives, when someone is looking for something more interesting than water, which is always the best thirst quencher.

This summer at yard sales I found several gallon sized glass jugs with spigots down low and a plastic screw on lid on top that has a flap to lift to make the flow come out faster below. This makes it easier to access, though one of ours had a dripping problem, so we are just using a plain gallon jar with a pouring lid at top, now.

Fill the jar almost to the top with fresh spring, well or filtered water. Add three Celestial Seasonings Lemon Zinger tea bags. Cut a lemon in half, and cut off three thin rounds from the middle, adding them to the water. Juice the remaining two halves of the lemon, and add the juice to the water.

Lastly, sweeten to your taste. I have been using about three tablespoons of agave syrup, but you could use organic sugar or maple syrup.

Stir with a long spoon or whisk, then refrigerate until cold. The teabags don't take too long to flavor the water, and they turn it a pale pink.

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