Herbal Iced Teas

Herbal teas are one of the best drinks out there, in my humble opinion, but I don’t know about you, but I hate hot drinks in the summer. I just can’t do it. One cup and it’ll take me hours to cool down again and as a result, I didn’t drink a lot of tea in the summer, that is until I started making my own iced tea. I love iced tea but as a diabetic, buying iced tea is just not an option if I have any hope of keeping my sugars in control (and don’t get me started on the diet options!). The teas on the market today are so full of sugar that they might as well as be pop. Making your own herbal teas is a great way to avoid excess sugar and having a healthy, refreshing drink on those hot summer days!


Take a look at these wonderful recipes that you can easily make right home! Easily make it in a French Press if you’re using loose-leaf or if you’ve got the teabags, then throwing the bags in a pitcher with some hot water works just as well (or put the loose leaf in some tea balls and off you go!).


Hibiscus Rosehip Iced Tea

Lemon Basil Iced Tea

Peach Ginger Iced Tea

Traditional Lemon Green Tea


Hibiscus Rosehip Iced Tea


This fruity blend is both sweet and tart and is such a light, wonderful tea that is packed full of vitamin C!

For 1 pitcher:


2 tbsp crushed rosehips

3 tbsp crushed hibiscus petals

1 tbsp cinnamon chips

1 tbsp ginger

1 tbsp lemon balm

¼ cup honey or 1 tsp stevia

8 cups boiling water


Lemon Basil


1/2 lemon, thinly sliced

6 fresh basil leaves

2 green tea bags

3 cups hot water

raw honey, optional


Peach Ginger Iced Tea


1 peach, pitted and sliced

2 green tea bags

4 ginger coins

3 cups hot water

raw honey, optional


Traditional Lemon Green Tea


3 tbsp green tea

½ lemon, thinly sliced or 2 tbsp lemon verbena

6-8 cups boiling water


Herbal iced teas make wonderfully refreshing summer drinks and are a great way to reduce your sugar intake while getting a flavorful experience. Make a pitcher, sit back, and soak up some vitamin D!


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