Iced tea, revisited

So, one of my resolutions was to NOT drink the diet soda (for a brief review of some reasons for you to do this also, read this) that seems to be everywhere in this house.  Luckily for me, I had a hipster boyfriend for a few months a while back who got me hooked on interesting teas.  As a result, I have a giant bag full of fun flavors (jasmine green, lotus, white goji berry, etc.).  It was such a delicious treat to have a giant thermos of rose tea to sip on in class on a biting winter day, but for the most part, I haven’t touched the stuff since it got warm out.  As it turns out, the delicate flavors make some of the best iced teas I’ve ever had – just enough flavor to be incredibly refreshing.  Best part?  With no sugar or artificial sweetener, iced teas – decaf especially – are a great way to stay hydrated during the heat waves that seem to just keep on coming this summer.  Just grab a big cup, fill with water, and let steep until it’s reached your desired strength, probably around 5 minutes.  My favorite?  Tazo lotus.

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One Response to Iced tea, revisited

  1. Rodger Defranco says:

    Products that are labeled zero calories are not that promising. It’s true. There are no calories in them but to make them taste as good as they are, substitutes are added. Artificial sweeteners that come with side effects are included in the ingredients. They have to be, to redeem the flavor. Otherwise, the products will end up too awful to be a delight.You’d think you’re in the right track with artificial sweeteners. With no calories, you can say goodbye to some extra pounds in your system. You feel as if you’re doing alright. Well, you’re not. Truth be told, if you intend on losing weight through these empty calories, you are kidding yourself. Not only do they not have any dieting advantage, they, also, puncture your body with other effects.’

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