It’s National Ice Tea Day!

Iced Tea

Photo: Melissa Doroquez

Summer is in full swing for us here in California. School is out. The temperature hit 105┬░F this week. And we’ve been hanging out in the pool after summer camp.

Today’s weird-for-California mugginess makes me think of living on the East Coast and visiting the South – humid days spent with a tall glass of iced tea with┬ácondensation dripping down the sides. And wouldn’t you know, it’s National Iced Tea Day. So here are some of my favorite recipes and some that I’m interested in trying.

  • Southern Sweet Tea – Not just tea with sugar stirred in.
  • Thai Iced Tea – Should have known it came from a mix.
  • Iced Green Tea with Ginger – I had something similar to this one at the Amanyara Resort in Turks and Caicos.
  • Long Island Nice Tea – A spicy, non-alcoholic version of a drink that actually has tea in it.
  • Sun Tea – We used to make this a lot when I was a kid. One summer it was the only way we made it.
  • Cold Brew Iced Tea – Never done this one, but I worry that I would taste the tea bag paper if it was in for so long. Would try with loose leaf tea.

So those are a few recipes to try. Let me know if you like them or if you have any others you think I’d like.