Give Your Tea a Refreshing Summer Twist!

Classic iced tea is a summer staple. While delicious on its own, you may crave some variety as temperatures rise. Mix up your summer beverages with these six refreshing iced tea recipes.

Arnold Palmer

Made famous by the drink’s namesake and golf legend Arnold Palmer, this concoction is a simple mix of three parts unsweetened tea to one part lemonade. If you prefer a sweeter drink with more of a citrus kick, mix equal parts lemonade and unsweet tea to make a half and half.

Peach Iced Tea

Juicy peaches are best enjoyed during summer, in cobblers, pies, ice creams — and your tea! To make this fruity beverage, fill a pitcher with tea, then add peach nectar, sugar and lime juice to taste.

Fresh Herbs

Use fresh herbs to both garnish and flavor your tea. We recommend mint, basil or sprigs of lavender to bring a crisp taste to this classic.

Citrus Medley

If you enjoy a squeeze of lemon in your drinks, you’ll love this zesty tea. Slice up lemons, limes and grapefruit, put them in a pitcher of fresh-brewed or hot tea and let it sit for an hour or two to soak up all of the flavors. Pour over ice and add citrus garnish before serving.

Cherry Iced Tea

For an undiluted drink that’s bursting with flavor, use cherry ice cubes to keep your drink cold and add a dash of fruity sweetness. Simply pour tea over the ice cubes in a glass and garnish with a lime wedge.

Sweet Tea Popsicles

Pour sweet tea — or even one of the recipes above — into a popsicle mold. Then, you can simply place in the freezer overnight for a light, refreshing frozen treat.

There are countless ingredients you can use to take your tea to the next level, but to make sure your creation is truly sublime, you must start with Lee’s Famous Recipe iced tea. Pick up our freshly-brewed classic unsweetened tea or southern sweet tea by the glass or the gallon to start making your own refreshing tea concoctions. Make sure to share them with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram!

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