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Drink Up

June is National Iced Tea Month and what better way to enjoy the warm weather than with a few iced tea recipes.  

Lemon Basil Iced Tea

1/2 lemon, thinly sliced
6 fresh basil leaves
2 green tea bags
3 cups hot water
honey to taste, optional

1) Add the lemon slices, fresh basil leaves, and green tea bags to a 1 quart mason jar or pitcher.
2) Pour hot water into the mason jar, and allow to steep for 15 minutes. Then, remove the tea bags.
3) Place into the fridge to completely chill for 3-4 hours for the flavors to release.

Coconut Lime Iced Tea

2 black tea bags
1/2 lime, thinly sliced
3 cups coconut water, heated
honey to taste, optional

1) Add the black tea bags and sliced lime to a 1 quart mason jar or pitcher.
2) Pour heated coconut water into the mason jar, and allow to steep for 15 minutes. Then, remove the tea bags.
3) Place into the fridge to completely chill for 3-4 hours for the flavors to release.

Iced Peach Ginger Tea

1 peach, pitted and sliced
2 green tea bags
4 slices of fresh ginger (about 1/4 inch thick)
3 cups hot water
honey to taste, optional

1) Add the peach slices, ginger, and green tea bags to a 1 quart mason jar or pitcher.
2) Pour hot water into the mason jar, and allow to steep for 15 minutes. Then, remove the tea bags.
3) Place into the fridge to completely chill for 3-4 hours for the flavors to release.

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