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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

How To Make Blueberry Iced Green Tea in 5 Minutes


We have all heard the benefits of drinking green tea. It's known to be full of polyphenols and antioxidants.  It has been touted to help speed weight loss. Every time I turn around there is a new benefit. What made green tea super important to me was it's benefits for cancer fighters/survivors.


I knew I had to find a way to get this super tea into my diet. In the winter this is easy for me, because I depend on cups of tea to stay warm! Once it became warm outside, I had to find another way to drink tea that would work for me. Well, I have done just that.  I have found a super easy way to get all those awesome benefits into may body, and in pretty large doses at that!

Lately, I have been making 2 quarts of green tea a day and drinking it ALL! I found one that I love, it is Celestial Seasonings Blueberry Green Tea Cold Brew.



Talk about easy, all I do is:

~fill 2 mason jars, quart sized, with filtered cold water
~add 4 bags to each jar
~let cold brew for 5 minutes
~add ice to one, a lid to the other
~start sipping on one, put the other in refrigerator for later

It has great flavor and no bitterness. I do sometimes add just a touch of sweetener, but it really does not need much.

My one and only complaint is that this tea is not organic. I figure the benefits outweigh that one negative, and the hot green tea I drink in the cold months is organic, so at least it is not all year!

I love that once I finish both quart jars of tea, I know that I have had 8 cups of fluid for the day. This is a great way to monitor the amount of liquids I get.  Bonus!

PS..did you see my favorite glass straw in the first photo?  I love it.  It comes with it's own tiny little straw scrub brush.  You want one?  If you buy it from Amazon using this link, Foods Alive Glass Straw with Brush - Ecofriendly, 1-Ounce I will get a small percentage.  While you are there, you can pick up some Celestial Seasonings Cool Brew Blueberry Iced Green Tea -- 40 Tea Bags!







5 comments:

  1. You can could brew most teas, but it takes longer. I make mine by the pitcher and brew it for at least 5 hrs, and then sweeten by the cup; 6-7 tea bags per 2 quart pitcher

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  2. On behalf of Celestial Seasonings I’d like to thank you for this awesome post! Glad to hear you’re a fan of Celestial’s Blueberry Cool Brew Iced Green Tea! I love that glass straw too – it’s so adorable.

    -Noel Runkle
    on behalf of Celestial Seasonings

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  3. This looks like a great new green tea flavor for me to try. For some reason my taste-buds can't stand the taste of original green tea. I don't know what it is, but I still want to gain all the health benefits that green tea has to offer. So I've resorted to drinking flavored green teas. My favorite right now is mint green tea. I can't wait to try this one too.

    on a side notice, that glass straw is really cool. I've never seen anything like that before. I love how it comes with a brush for easy washing.

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  4. I love Celestial Seasons, and would be so excited about this product... BUT why does it have to contain Soy? It's Tea!

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  5. what's the caffeine content for 8 ounces?too much caffeine can be very detrimental to health

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