Secret Weapon: Instant Iced Tea

It’s getting hot where I am, this weekend it’s in the teens. Hundred and teens, that is. Needless to say, there is a lot of need for cool, tasty drinks. And I’m a fan of anything with tea in it. The caffeine and l-theanine help me relax focus and the taste keeps me drinking. But brewing can be a pain and nobody likes steam on a hot day!

Enter Lipton’s instant iced tea! It comes in a nice big jar, and all you have to do is add it to water just like instant coffee. There isn’t any sugar, so you can add your own, or stevia, or flavorings, or whatever you want. I love things that are customizable and easy to use.

A really tasty thing to do is to add fruit juice to this, maybe a quarter of a cup, and suddenly you have a Snapple clone with less sugar!

Next, I plan to take dried hibiscus flowers and cold brew them with my instant tea. That will make a good mix, I think, and it seems like hibiscus helps me rehydrate.

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