Here in the south we drink our fair share of sweet iced tea. I ‘might’ just drink it every day. The weather has been glorious these past few weeks. I’m really starting to believe that summer is near.
One a warm day like today, there is nothing nicer than enjoying the outdoors and drinking a glass of refreshing sweet citrus mint iced tea. I’m participating in the Embrace Your Taste with Equal® campaign, and am excited to share my citrus mint iced tea recipe with you. This is a sponsored post, all opinions are my own.
Oranges, lemons, limes and mint upgrade this southern classic. Citrus is available just about any time of the year, but is so plentiful and perfectly sweet in the spring and summer months. Adding some freshly squeezed citrus juice to my iced tea is something I simply cannot resist. The tartness of the citrus is perfectly balanced by some fresh mint that is steeped with the tea bags.
You might be thinking that drinking sweet tea every day might not be such a good idea, but I have a secret ingredient that lessons my sugar intake and allows me to enjoy a glass of sweet iced tea without the guilt. Sweeten your iced tea with Equal® – 0-calorie sweetener for a refreshing twist!
Equal® 0-calorie Sweetener is a great option for people, especially those living with diabetes, who want to replace or reduce sugar intake and keep their blood glucose levels in check.
I don’t like my tea overly sweet. My citrus mint iced tea recipe uses 8 packets of Equal® 0-calorie sweetener. It’s just the right amount of sweetness for me, but my mom would say that it needs a little more. This problem is easily solved by having some addition packets of Equal® on hand.
Equal® is a great-tasting, sugar alternative that adds just the right amount of sweetness and flavor, and can be used as a part of your “daily beverage ritual” in coffee or tea.
Sweet Citrus Mint Iced Tea
4 tea bags
8 fresh mint sprigs
4 cups boiling water
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1/2 cup fresh orange juice
8 packets Equal® – 0-calorie sweetener, or to taste
4 cups hot water
Bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Add tea bags and mint; cover and let steep for 10 to 15 minutes. Combine remaining ingredients in a 2-quart pitcher. Stir until Equal® is dissolved. Remove tea bags and mint from tea mixture; add to pitcher and stir well. Chill. Serve over ice. Makes 2 quarts.
Fancy it up a bit with lemon, lime, and orange slices, and a fresh sprig of mint.
What’s your favorite warm weather beverage?
The nice folks at Equal® sent me a wonderful “Embrace Your Taste” kit. Guess what? I have another “Embrace Your Taste” kit to give away to one of you!
PRIZE: One winner will win an Equal® “Embrace Your Taste” kit with the following:
Crate&Barrel Coffee Canister
Crate&Barrel Tea Canister
36 Ounce Coffee and Tea Press
Equal® Product: 50-count box
Equal® branded water bottle with straw
Sweet Citrus Mint Iced Tea
- 4 tea bags 8 fresh mint sprigs 4 cups boiling water 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice 1/4 cup fresh lime juice 1/2 cup fresh orange juice 8 packets Equal® – 0-calorie sweetener or to taste 4 cups hot water
- Bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Add tea bags and mint; cover and let steep for 10 to 15 minutes. Combine remaining ingredients in a 2-quart pitcher. Stir until Equal® is dissolved. Remove tea bags and mint from tea mixture; add to pitcher and stir well. Chill. Serve over ice. Makes 2 quarts.
- Fancy it up a bit with lemon, lime, and orange slices, and a fresh sprig of mint.
Geez that looks refreshing. I’m going to make a pitcher today. I’m always looking for new drinks to try with less calories.
Cynthia Wright says
Wow, this looks really yummy. The perfect treat for a warm day!
Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly says
For some weird reason I never developed a liking for tea or coffee about the only hot beverage I consume is hot chocolate for these mean northeast winters. These shots look great I wish I did like Tea!
My favorite warm weather drink is an Arnold Palmer.
Ann E Bacciaglia says
YUM! Iced tea is the perfect summer time drink. Add citrus and mint and it sounds delicious!
This looks so refreshing – perfect for summer! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday!
Yummy!! I love iced tea, especially to close a hot summer day:)