Being raised in the South, sweet tea has been a staple beverage in my diet for as long as I can remember. Sometimes it was the only beverage option: you could have tea or tap water, period. I still enjoy drinking sweet tea, but I usually get it half and half (half sweet, half unsweet) just to cut down on my sugar intake. Within the last few years I have been deviating from the traditional tea flavor and experimenting with everything from standard green to hibiscus and spice teas. Andy and I had tea together for our first date and a few weeks later for our first Christmas together he gave me tins of some of my favorite flavors from a company called Zhena’s Gypsy Tea.
The first two are our household staples: the Egyptian Mint to help beat the summer heat, and the Early Grey to keep us comfy and fortified in the cooler months. The bottom two are the new flavors that I am really itching to try. They both sound like fantastic summer refreshments. Just add a little Agave Nectar (my sugar substitute) and pour into a tall glass with ice – petal infused perfection!
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