Fruit tea, a very flavorful and refreshing kind of tea is a perfect drink to enjoy in the summer. Served with a pack of ice, it makes the hot sunny day becomes cooler. Originated from countries in the South, this exotic kind of tea is not only delicious and refreshing but also packed with a lot of mineral and vitamins thanks to fruit mixture. The most common fruits to use include blueberry, peach, strawberry, orange, raspberry, blackcurrant, apple and cherry.
Great Benefits of Fruit Tea
Aside from being a great choice of drink in the summer, this tea also has powerful and unique benefits as follows.
- Sugary Drink Replacement
Instead of drinking tea added with sweeteners, the tea mixed with natural fruit makes a great sugary drink replacement. The fruits add the natural sweetener so the tea becomes healthier to drink. With no sweetener in it, it means the tea also doesn’t contain any calorie which makes it an ideal choice to stay healthy and reduce weight. In fact, it also makes an excellent choice of craving quencher. Choose any fruit you like to be added and your tea will be perfectly served.
- High in Vit C
All fruits contain vitamin especially vitamin C. So, when the fruit is added into the tea, this drink becomes high in vitamin C. As we all know, this vitamin is very beneficial to help to protect the immune system.
- Flavorful and Strong Taste
Unlike regular tea, the tea mixed with fruit has stronger and more flavorful taste. For most people, it makes a better choice rather than the weakly-flavored teas. This taste is what makes this drink ideal in the summer because everyone loves having something different and unique during this hot season. From the moment your tongue tastes the fruit, the flavor will kick in and make your day.
- Energy Boost
Here comes another wonderful benefit out of drinking the fruit tea. Just like other regular teas, this kind of tea becomes an effective energy boost. Yes, it is all thanks to the sugar content inside the tea especially if it comes from the natural sweetener inside the fruits. So after drinking it, you will experience more energy inside your body to get you do more activities. The fact that this tea doesn’t contain any caffeine also makes it a safe choice before bed.
Refreshing Recipe for Fruit Tea
Do you want to make your kind of fruit tea? Well, this recipe makes a great choice with only 10 minutes of total serving time.
4 bags of tea (steep it in boiling water for a few minutes)
6 oz of pineapple-orange frozen concentrate
7 oz of lemonade frozen concentrate
Steep the tea bags into boiling water (4 cups)
Let cool before pouring it into pitcher
Add pineapple-orange and lemonade concentrate
Stir it well until all concentrate is dissolved
Add ice and water
Garnish it with mint and lemon slice
Now, your refreshing and tasty fruit tea is ready to cool your summer days.
*PS : If you want to make fruit tea using your own brand & label, you can see in this post !