Can you think of anything that is more refreshing than a cold glass of iced tea for patio season? Mixing a Sparkling Pear Cider & Mint Iced Tea makes a perfect summer drink. If you’re a fan of soft alchoholic drinks like me on a hot summer day, think ciders and sparkling wines. Okanagan Ciders make delicious dry ciders and they have a variety of flavours that can be mixed in fruity drinks like this.
The dry cider is finely crafted from select apples and pears. Strong pear nose with a crisp, clean finish for that authentic cider experience just that sparkle to a traditional iced tea. Check out their website for more delicious flavours.
Adding fruit to tea is a great way to add a natural sweetness. Depending on the fruit and taste you are looking for you can still add some sugar, but not nearly as much. Pear,peach and cranberry iced tea are probably my favorite fruits flavored tea.
Mint has one of the highest antioxidant capacities of any food. Learning how to use fresh herbs and spices such as mint to add flavor when cooking can also help to cut down on sodium intake. Mint is a calming and soothing herb that has been used for thousands of years to aid with upset stomach or indigestion.
Mint complements most fruits year-round with its sweet, cooling flavor and peppermint aroma. It can be paired with stone fruits, tree fruits and berries. You can definitely mix things up.
For National Tea Day in UK – have some tea, however you may like it!
My girl over at OvenStruck is teaching us to make our own fancy and affordable tea blends. I will definitely start doing batches of these. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some David’s Tea, but my wallet cringes anytime I walk in there. Not only you can save some cash, but you can also learn how to control the flavours to your liking.
The lovely Kelly fom CitySupperClub is hooking us up with my favourite summer treat – Popsicles! Check out this delicious Green Tea and Sweet Mint Ice Pops. I swear, I’m already running to get more popsicle molds as we speak!