A double dose of antioxidants, brewed lavender black tea and pomegranate juice make a powerful pair!
In the hot summer months we tend to forget about drinking tea for optimal health. Tea of all kinds, green, black or white all have extremely high amounts of antioxidants making it one of my favorite superfoods…superdrink I guess I should say! Tea contains polyphenols, which is an antioxidant that protects our cells from damage and stress. While green tea contains more polyphenols than black tea, regular consumption of black tea may lower risk of heart disease and diabetes.
I brewed Earl Grey black tea infused with lavender flowers for more of an aromatic flavor however, you can use any tea you prefer! Added citrus fruit, berries and apples give this iced tea an added dose of flavor and nutrients!
- 2 cups water
- 3 teaspoons loose tea leaves (or 2 tea bags)
- 1 tablespoon of sugar or your preferred sweetener (optional)
- 1 cup pomegranate juice
- 1 lime, sliced
- 1 apple, sliced
- ½ orange, sliced
- 4 strawberries, halved
- Boil water and steep tea for 3-5 minutes. Remove tea leaves or tea bags, stir in sweetener and place in the refrigerator to cool. Once cooled, stir in pomegranate juice and fruit. Pour over ice and enjoy!
For an adult version, add a little sweet summer red wine to the mix!