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Fruity Iced Green Tea Refreshers

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I have enjoyed creating food and perfecting recipes in the kitchen since I was 10 years old. I prefer homemade over store-bought.

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Refreshing Tea

I always pack my lunch for work the night before to save time during my busy mornings and to make sure I have enough good food and drinks for the day. I usually pack a smoothie, but I was out of yogurt. Looking in my fridge, I saw some pureed fruit that needed to be used up. Not long before, my friend told me that his new favorite drink at work was iced green tea. At that point, I thought that fruit and tea would go very well together, so I proceeded to get it ready. Since everything in my life is an inspiration for an article, I decided to turn it into a simple and tasty article. I hope you enjoy it! I sure did.

How to Make a Refresher: Ingredients

  • 2 teabags of your preferred type of green tea (I used pomegranate green tea)
  • About 1/2 cup fruit, pureed (I used mixed berries)
  • Desired sweetener, if any (I use Splenda. Fruit makes it sweet, but without sweetener of any kind it might be a bit too tart, depending on your tastes.)
  • About 1 1/4 cups water
  • Ice cubes, as desired (I made iced tea cubes for this.)

Directions:

  1. Add 2 tea bags to a small cup, and pour some hot water over it. Let it steep for a few minutes.
  2. Puree the fruit, if you haven't already.
  3. Dissolve sweetener into the tea while it is still hot.
  4. Add fruit into a large (16 or 20 oz) cup or water bottle.
  5. Pour the hot tea into it.
  6. Add water until it is about 3/4 of the way full, keeping in mind how much space you want for the ice cubes.
  7. If desired, refrigerate to cool it down, and add ice cubes when desired.
  8. If you want it right away, add ice cubes at this point (it may require more ice cubes to chill it).
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Stock Up On Tea

Teabags are inexpensive, and loose-leaf tea is a nice treat, so why not stock up on your favorites? This way you will have what you want, and be able to enjoy it every so often.

At this time, I have a variety of different flavors, and one canister of the loose-leaf variety. I have enough for whatever mood I am in and can drink them hot or cold.

How to Make Tea Ice Cubes

  1. To make tea ice cubes, steep 2 tea bags of your choice in a small cup of water.
  2. Once cooled down a little, pour into ice cube trays. If it's not quite full, add a little bit more water.
  3. Freeze.

Other possible additions to the tea ice cubes: lemonade or lemon juice, mint, or fruit.

I like to use tea ice cubes in my iced tea because it doesn't water my beverage down.

Please rate my recipe

Variations: Green Tea Slushy

Another refreshing idea is to pour cooled down tea into a blender with either tea ice cubes or regular ice cubes and blend until the beverage is a slushy mix. If you decide to do this, it would also be an option to use frozen fruit instead of fresh or thawed fruit.

My Tasty Blueberry & Green Tea Slushy

The final product is cold and slushy, and extremely tasty and energizing

The final product is cold and slushy, and extremely tasty and energizing

Iced Tea With Fruit Juice

Another iced tea version I enjoy a lot has fruit juice in it, instead of fruit. I made this the other day when I came inside on a hot day. This was quick to make, and cooled me down very well!

For Another Option, Try Making Tea Ice Pops

© 2013 Kathryn

Comments

Kathryn (author) from Windsor, Connecticut on November 07, 2013:

I just edited this article, added one more link to a tea post that looks delicious, and I moved things around so the page is more visually appealing.

Have a great day!

~ Kathryn

Kathryn (author) from Windsor, Connecticut on November 05, 2013:

A.A. Zavala,

I'm so glad that you tried it and liked it! You're welcome. These tea variations are ones I use quite often, although I haven't had any in many weeks. It's a bit chilly here in the Northeastern U.S. Although I have cold drinks every so often anyway.

Thanks for taking the time to comment, and have a wonderful day.

~ Kathryn

Augustine A Zavala from Texas on November 04, 2013:

AWESOME TEA RECIPE! Just made some using this guide, and it was yummy! Thank you for sharing....

Kathryn (author) from Windsor, Connecticut on July 30, 2013:

R.Q.,

Thank you very much! I'm glad you enjoyed this, and thanks for the compliments. I savor every cup of tea I have, so creating hubs with them in it is quite natural. I have actually been drinking even more of it lately.

Thanks for taking the time to grace my page with your presence, and for commenting.

~ Kathryn

Romeos Quill from Lincolnshire, England on July 30, 2013:

Thank you Kathryn - tea is still the national drink around these parts, so I'm grateful to you for sharing your info with us.Hit the votes, and as usual, your articles are always professionally, and beautifully presented, and educational with every read.

Best wishes, for a peaceful evening;

R.Q.

Kathryn (author) from Windsor, Connecticut on July 19, 2013:

Dream On,

I'm glad that this is one you can come back to. It's awesome that you found some tea you forgot about! I love it when that happens. The iced tea is awesome on a hot day! I just had some on my way home from work, and it hit the spot.

It is very hot here! According to the Weather Channel, it is 99 degrees right now. When I was walking from work to the train station shortly after 11, it was 97, with a "feels like" temperature of 106 degrees- very humid! Fortunately, I was very prepared for the weather. I changed into a cool outfit while still at work, and had water and Gatorade with me, sunblock, a hat, and a towel that I soaked and put on the back of my neck (a great way to stay cool). If I had not been ready for this weather, I would have been incredibly miserable.

I hope you are staying cool! 92 is very hot. Especially for Maine!

Have a wonderful day, and thank you for taking the time to visit my page and comment. Enjoy the tea!

~ Kathryn

DREAM ON on July 19, 2013:

Kathryn You have done it again.A hub I can enjoy over and over.Would you believe I just cleaned out my kitchen cabnet today and came across all kinds of tea green included that I forgot about and had every intention of drinking but don't feel like because it is hot.Now I have no excuse.Loved your hub.Have a great day.Must be really warm in Boston.Here in Maine it hit 92 today.

Kathryn (author) from Windsor, Connecticut on July 15, 2013:

Deergha,

I'm glad you like these ideas. I drink green tea often, and like to try it in different ways once in a while!

Thanks for taking the time to read and comment, and for the votes and shares. Have a wonderful day!

~ Kathryn

Kathryn (author) from Windsor, Connecticut on July 15, 2013:

Brett,

I hope you get the chance to try it! It feels good to have cold drinks during humid weather.

Oh, yes, I just saw a news clip about the typhoon on the internet. Stay safe!

Thanks for taking the time to read and comment, and for the shares and votes. I appreciate it.

Have a wonderful day.

~ Kathryn

deergha from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!! on July 14, 2013:

I love green tea but never tried these many possibilities. sure inspired by you. Many thanks and would love to try soon. Votes way uo and sharing as well.

Brett C from Asia on July 14, 2013:

Loved this idea, although it is not something I have tried. Right now we are in the middle of a typhoon and it is really HUMID!! So, this sounds great.

Shared, pinned, tweeted, up and useful.

Kathryn (author) from Windsor, Connecticut on July 12, 2013:

Vocalcoach,

Thanks, I'm glad you like it! I had several ideas, and ended up using them all. It is so delicious to dress up an iced tea. I'm glad you like the ice cube ideas. Ever since I started making tea iced cubes (and coffee ones, too), I have enjoyed making the iced teas (and coffees) more.

Thanks for taking the time to read and comment, as well as for sharing. Have a wonderful day!

~ Kathryn

Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. on July 12, 2013:

I love the way you've presented this Green Tea recipe. The ice cube ideas are great. Gave 5 stars, up, useful, awesome, interesting and sharing. Thanks, Kathryn.

Kathryn (author) from Windsor, Connecticut on July 12, 2013:

Indian Chef, thanks, and I hope you really enjoy it! Have a great day (or night)

~ Kathryn

Indian Chef from New Delhi India on July 11, 2013:

Visited your this hub again because I needed this recipe. Rated 5 stars.

Kathryn (author) from Windsor, Connecticut on July 06, 2013:

Janshares,

I love all kinds of hot and iced tea. I drink a lot of green tea, but I also like black tea. My favorite would be Irish Breakfast, and I add milk and sweetener to it, too.

I really like sharing things that have come in handy for me, and adding in links to hubs from others. There's so much great stuff out there! Every once in a while I add something to my hubs, so they're constantly improving (I hope).

Thanks for taking the time to read and comment, Jan, and have a wonderful evening!

Hey, I don't know if I ever noticed you're from D.C. I used to live within a 1/2 hour (Sterling, VA) years ago, and I visited the capital every once in a while. Great area!

Janis Leslie Evans from Washington, DC on July 06, 2013:

Coooool recipes for green tea, Kathyrn. I love green tea (hot and cold)but my favorite is hot black tea with milk and sugar. I will have to try variations of the fruit and tea blends. I like how you show so much generosity in your hubs.

Kathryn (author) from Windsor, Connecticut on July 06, 2013:

Sheila,

I always have to sweeten my tea, as well, whether it is iced or hot. I love tea, but it is not as tasty when it is unsweetened.

Mmm, orange juice sounds like a great thing to add to it.

Thank you for reading and commenting, and I'm glad you like my ideas. Have a wonderful day!

~ Kathryn

Sheila Brown from Southern Oklahoma on July 06, 2013:

Great hub! So many ideas for some wonderful and healthy teas. I need to drink more green tea than I do. When I drink tea, it is iced and I have to admit I use a little sugar. I do like it with lemon or squeeze some orange juice into the glass. If I have strawberries on hand, I will chop them a little and add them to the tea as well. I will have to try your recipe! Voting up and useful! :)

Kathryn (author) from Windsor, Connecticut on July 05, 2013:

PS,

I'm glad that you plan on trying it someday! I like to have iced tea every once in a while, especially on hot days.

Thanks for the votes, and for taking the time to read and comment. Have a wonderful weekend!

~ Kathryn

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on July 05, 2013:

Hi Kathryn

I have had the commercially prepared citrus green tea and love it when it is icy.

This sounds like a great refreshing drink so I am bookmarking it to try later.

voted up

Angels are on the way to you ...have a lovely weekend. ps

Kathryn (author) from Windsor, Connecticut on July 01, 2013:

Saloca,

I think they are delicious!

I love using the tea cubes. Although I accidentally used my coffee ice cubes in today's iced tea, and realized I don't have any tea ones right now! So, my tea had a very strange taste, but it's not the worst.

Thanks, and I hope you have a wonderful day!

~ Kathryn

Sarah Campbell from Liverpool, UK on July 01, 2013:

They all sound delicious! I'm really liking the idea of the tea-cubes! Great hub!

Kathryn (author) from Windsor, Connecticut on June 25, 2013:

Moonlake, I'm glad you like it, and thanks.

You're welcome, and have a fantastic day.

~ Kathryn

moonlake from America on June 24, 2013:

This sounds really good. I think I'll pin it to my drinks board on Pinterest. Thanks for sharing.

Kathryn (author) from Windsor, Connecticut on June 22, 2013:

Peg, this time of the year, I always like to have frozen tea ice cubes, sometime with fruit in it.

I would love to have a blueberry plant to pick from! I was thinking that if I ever have a yard, I would want to plant some, but the fact that you have them in containers is encouraging. When I have outdoor space of any kind I want to try growing plants and herbs in different containers, so I can harvest fresh fruit, veggies and herbs.

I have to buy berries, but we make use of them! The other day we bought a large container of strawberries, and some cherries, and we will be making lots of smoothies in the next few weeks or so!

I hope you enjoy this, when you get the chance to make it. I really enjoy iced tea.

Have a fantastic weekend!

~ Kathryn

Peg Cole from Northeast of Dallas, Texas on June 22, 2013:

This sounds really great. I like the idea of freezing tea to make the ice cubes so it doesn't water down the drink. I think I'll try it with some blueberries that I just picked this morning. It is amazing to harvest my handful of berries every day this time of year. They are growing in containers on my porch and every year I get a great crop in June. Freezing the remainder for use in smoothies and this great recipe for fruity iced green tea. Very nice and refreshing. Will definitely be making this.

Kathryn (author) from Windsor, Connecticut on June 17, 2013:

KD, it is a great way to enjoy tea! I hope you enjoy it!

Thanks for reading and commenting, as well as for the votes and shares. Have a wonderful night!

~ Kathryn

Keely Deuschle from Florida on June 17, 2013:

This sounds like a delightful way to enjoy tea! I will certainly be trying this soon! Voted up, shared, and pinned!

Kathryn (author) from Windsor, Connecticut on June 14, 2013:

Maria, I'm glad you're going to enjoy these suggestions. Thanks so much for gracing my page, and for commenting. Have a spectacular weekend!

~ Kathryn

Maria Jordan from Jeffersonville PA on June 14, 2013:

I will enjoy your suggestions, especially at this perfect time of year to combine iced tea with fruit...Voted UP and UABI. Hugs, Maria

Kathryn (author) from Windsor, Connecticut on June 12, 2013:

Vickie, thanks. I love many kinds of tea, and it was nice to experiment with this iced tea.

Victoria Lynn from Arkansas, USA on June 12, 2013:

Yummy, I like green tea. This looks like a great combination. I applaud your creativity!

Kathryn (author) from Windsor, Connecticut on June 11, 2013:

Georgia, it is fantastic on a Summer day! I had some a couple of days ago, except this time with juice instead of fruit.

I like it hot or warm, too. I just had a regular green tea a few minutes ago, and it hit the spot.

I have seen Jasmine, but I have never tried it. I have never heard of Gunpowder green tea. I'll have to look into it. I enjoy discovering new kinds of tea!

You're welcome, and I really appreciate that you took the time from your busy (Hub of the Day) day to come over here and read my recipe. I am sure you must have been bombarded with comments! Although I always find it amazing how many people look, but don't comment.

Take care!

~ Kathryn

Penny Pincher from United States on June 11, 2013:

Yum! Looks like the perfect beverage for hot summer days! I love green tea and like to drink it plain at room temperature. The stronger the better for me! My favorites are Jasmine and Gunpowder green tea. Thanks for sharing this great recipe! Hope your day is wonderful~

Kathryn (author) from Windsor, Connecticut on June 04, 2013:

Chris, I'm glad this brought back some childhood memories. I enjoy a good iced tea in the Summertime!

Thank you so much, and have a beautiful day!

~ Kathryn

Chris Achilleos on June 04, 2013:

Hi Kathryn, thanks for sharing this refreshing ice tea recipe. This is a "must have" cold beverage for the summer. I remember, during the hot days in Cyprus we use to make similar ice tea's with my friends. This hub certainly brought back some childhood memories :) Voted up and gave it 5 stars!

Hope you are having a lovely day,

Chris

Karen A Szklany from New England on June 01, 2013:

Great! I'm looking forward to meeting you.

Kathryn (author) from Windsor, Connecticut on May 31, 2013:

Karen, you're welcome. Mmmm, tea with mango sounds spectacular!

I was going to ask you if you're still going to be coming to Boston! I wrote your name in red on my perpetual calendar, so I wouldn't forget. I love the idea of having our photo taken together, and writing a hub about it. Writing a hub together sounds great! I definitely want to drop in one of those days! It's a very good thought :)

Karen A Szklany from New England on May 31, 2013:

Thank you so much for mentioning me with the idea of leaving the fruit whole. :0) I think my daughter and I will be having some sun tea with mango this afternoon.

Oh, and one thought, if you do stop by the Paulist Center in June (17-21 and 24-26) and we meet, perhaps we can have our picture taken together and write a hub about meeting "offline" - and perhaps write a hub together in the process? Just a thought. :0)

Kathryn (author) from Windsor, Connecticut on May 31, 2013:

Karen, I have had it that way to. Actually, I am going to list that as a variation, and credit you with the idea! It's a similar taste, and looks pretty that way.

The BBQ in your cohousing community sounds fun. I love getting together with people for some good grilling. I went over to my boyfriend's folks' house for our first cookout of the season on Memorial Day, and it was so much fun.

Thanks for reading and commenting, and have a good weekend.

Karen A Szklany from New England on May 31, 2013:

Just recently tried this...sort of. I've been putting the fruit in the tea without pureeing it first. Still delicious. Recently served it to guests at our cohousing community's Memorial Day BBQ.

Kathryn (author) from Windsor, Connecticut on May 31, 2013:

Linda, even if you don't drink tea much, I hope that you try this, and enjoy it! You're welcome, and thank you for taking the time to read and comment on my hub. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Linda Bryen from United Kingdom on May 31, 2013:

Hi! Kathryn, although I don't drink tea very often, your recipe mixing it with fruit sounds great. I definitely have a go. Thank you for sharing a nice recipe for green tea.

Kathryn (author) from Windsor, Connecticut on May 30, 2013:

BkCreative, I'm sure beverages such as this will be wonderfully refreshing with the hot days coming up! Actually, today in Boston is supposed to be in the early 90s. It's 85 now. Apparently NYC is already up to 89 degrees! I hope you stay cool!

BkCreative from Brooklyn, New York City on May 30, 2013:

Great! This is just in time for what will probably be a steamy hot summer. My cabinets are stocked with teas - now to add fruit and have some fun! Oh yay!

Kathryn (author) from Windsor, Connecticut on May 29, 2013:

Audrey, I hope you enjoy it, if you get the chance to make it. Thank you so much for reading and commenting, and have a fantastic night.

Audrey Howitt from California on May 29, 2013:

Such a good idea--I love green teas and am thirsty right now--so going off to make some--Thank you for the idea!

Kathryn (author) from Windsor, Connecticut on May 28, 2013:

Abby, I'm glad you like my ideas! I love tea, and enjoy experimenting. If you have a chance to try this, I hope you enjoy!

Dr Abby Campbell from Charlotte, North Carolina on May 28, 2013:

Great ideas, Kathryn... ways to try tea I would have never thought of without reading your hub. You are so creative! I will definitely have to give some of these a go. Thanks for sharing!

Kathryn (author) from Windsor, Connecticut on May 22, 2013:

Loose leaf tea is good. I've never had the loose green tea, only the oolong chai, and it is expensive, but it's a delicious treat.

The fruit does make it taste great! I hope you like it, if you get the chance to try it.

Thanks for taking the time to read and comment, as well as for the vote. Have a fantastic Wednesday!

Diana L Pierce from Potter County, Pa. on May 21, 2013:

I've always liked green tea. My grandmother steeped it from loose leaves in her day for an extra enjoyable brew. I'm not sure you can even buy it like that nowadays. The fruit would make it tasty. I plan to try some. Voted up.

Kathryn (author) from Windsor, Connecticut on May 20, 2013:

Susan, it's been hot here, too! I hope you enjoy the slushy recipe. It should definitely cool you off!

Thanks for reading and commenting, and have a wonderful Monday.

Susan Zutautas from Ontario, Canada on May 20, 2013:

I'll be trying your slushy recipe. It's gotten quite hot this weekend and this sounds like the perfect drink to cool off with.

Kathryn (author) from Windsor, Connecticut on May 20, 2013:

FlourishAnyway, you're welcome, and thanks for taking the time to read and comment.

The tea ice cubes really adds to it, and I like that it doesn't water the tea down as it melts. I'm glad you like the idea!

Have a great week!

Kathryn (author) from Windsor, Connecticut on May 20, 2013:

Prasetio, it is very delicious and refreshing. You're welcome, and I hope you really like it. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment, and thanks for the vote. Have a fantastic week!

FlourishAnyway from USA on May 19, 2013:

Thanks for sharing the recipe. Also, I love the idea about tea ice cubes!

prasetio30 from malang-indonesia on May 19, 2013:

Wow...it sound delicious and refreshing. Thanks for writing and sharing with us. I can't wait to make it soon. Voted up and take care :-)

Prasetio

Kathryn (author) from Windsor, Connecticut on May 19, 2013:

Livingsta, thanks for taking the time to read and comment. I think the fruit tastes delicious in the tea! When you try it, I hope you like it. You're welcome, and thanks for the vote and share.

livingsta from United Kingdom on May 19, 2013:

An interesting and useful recipe Kathryn. I have not tried green tea with fruit, looks interesting. Will try this sometime soon. Thank you for sharing this with us.

Voted up and sharing!

Kathryn (author) from Windsor, Connecticut on May 19, 2013:

Lisa, if you love tea, I am sure you will find this very tasty! This is very delicious and refreshing. Thank you for taking the time to read and comment on my hub, and have a fantastic Sunday!

Liz Rayen from California on May 19, 2013:

Hi Kathryn, I LOVE iced tea and your recipe to add fruit to it is wonderful. I can't wait to try this with my tea. Thank you for sharing with us! Voted up and shared--Lisa♥

Kathryn (author) from Windsor, Connecticut on May 18, 2013:

KoffeeKlatch Gals, I am one of those strange ones, too! I love both coffee and tea, hot or iced. I am definitely one for variety, although I do have a few every day favorites.

I'm glad you like this. Thanks for reading and commenting, as well as the votes, and I hope you find this very refreshing! I know I will be indulging in many iced teas over the hot Summer!

Susan Hazelton from Sunny Florida on May 18, 2013:

It sounds like a nice, refreshing green tea recipe. How nice you wrote about it just in time for summer. I will definitely be trying it. I'm one of those strange people who like both tea and coffee. Up, useful, and interesting.

Kathryn (author) from Windsor, Connecticut on May 16, 2013:

Indian Chef, thanks, I appreciate that you would try this, even though it isn't something that you're used to. I look forward to hearing how you like it. Have a great day!

Indian Chef from New Delhi India on May 15, 2013:

Kathryn,

I being from North of India , am used to drink tea hot with milk and sugar. But I would give your recipe a try. When i make it , I would let you know. Voting it up and awesome.

Kathryn (author) from Windsor, Connecticut on May 14, 2013:

Thelma, if you a tea drinker, I think you will really like this! You're welcome, and thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment on my hub. You have a lovely week, as well!

Thelma Alberts from Germany and Philippines on May 14, 2013:

Very refreshing! I´m a tea drinker and these recipes of yours are a great change to my other tea drinks. I´m sure I will love them. Thanks for sharing. Have a lovely week! Voted up and pinned.

Kathryn (author) from Windsor, Connecticut on May 13, 2013:

Btrbell, thanks, I'm glad you like it. I love taking plenty of photos for my hubs!

I love using the tea ice cubes. I also have coffee ice cubes for my iced coffee! They're super cool, because I have a special silicone ice cube tray that's shaped like coffee beans. Not that the shape of the ice cube matters, but it is a very novel thing to have.

Thanks for reading and commenting on my hub! I just read another one of yours, and noticed your selection of interesting hubs, so when I have time I will be visiting your page again.

Have a fantastic week!

Randi Benlulu from Mesa, AZ on May 13, 2013:

Great hub with lots of pictures! I really like the ice cube idea. I have seen it done before but always forget to do it. Hopefully your tasty recipes and good ideas will help me remember! Thank you!

Kathryn (author) from Windsor, Connecticut on May 13, 2013:

Peggy, thank you! I appreciate that you read and commented on this. I hope you try it! It's spectacular, as well as healthy. I had some the other day, and it not only hydrated me, it also energized me! This is one drink that is spectacular in warmer weather. I appreciate the votes and tweet!

Have a good night!

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on May 13, 2013:

Hi Kathryn,

I am reading this at the right time of year since the weather is getting warmer by the day. These green tea drinks of yours look refreshing and also healthful. Gave this a 5 star rating, up and useful votes and will tweet.

Kathryn (author) from Windsor, Connecticut on May 11, 2013:

Indian Chef, this is my second comment to you: I added your "Strawberry Mojito" recipe link to my list of Refreshing Beverages From Fellow Hubbers.

Kathryn (author) from Windsor, Connecticut on May 11, 2013:

Moonlake, that's great! I'm glad you love tea. This is heavenly on a hot day, or when you're thirsty!

Thanks for reading and commenting, and for voting it up. I hope you enjoy this a lot!

moonlake from America on May 11, 2013:

Looks good we love tea so this recipe would something I know we would drink. Voted up.

Kathryn (author) from Windsor, Connecticut on May 11, 2013:

Indian Chef, I enjoy hot tea a lot, but the iced tea is very refreshing and tasty! If you try it, you may like it!

Thank you for reading and commenting on my hub, and I hope you enjoyed seeing something different than you're used to. That is one thing I like about HubPages. There are so many people from all over the world, and I am constantly seeing things I have never heard of, or never made. It is such a great experience!

Have a great weekend!

Indian Chef from New Delhi India on May 11, 2013:

Kathryn it looks very refreshing drink. We are not used to ice tea as we north Indians usually drink hot tea. So this is quite new to me.

Kathryn (author) from Windsor, Connecticut on May 11, 2013:

The puree tastes great in it! I love fruit tea, or almost any other kind.

Have a great weekend, Beth, and thanks for reading and commenting on my hub!

Beth37 on May 11, 2013:

I LOVE fruit tea Kathryn, it's served quite a bit here in the south. I like the idea of using a puree.

Kathryn (author) from Windsor, Connecticut on May 09, 2013:

Deborah, I often drink my tea hot, as well, but it is nice to have a cup of iced tea once in a while, especially in the Summer! I hope you enjoy it, if you have the chance to try it. Have a good day, and thank you for reading and commenting on my article.

Deborah Neyens from Iowa on May 09, 2013:

What a great idea! I usually drink my green tea hot with a little honey, but sometimes in summer I will make a pitcher of sun tea with green tea. I will have to give this recipe a try!

Kathryn (author) from Windsor, Connecticut on May 02, 2013:

Kevin, thanks for reading and commenting. It is very refreshing, indeed, and I hope that you agree when you try it.

I just had some more yesterday, this time with the ice blended, and with blueberries in it. I will add the pictures soon. It hit the spot, and energized me after a tiring day.

Kevin Peter from Global Citizen on May 02, 2013:

It’s a very easy recipe that you have mentioned in the article. I have never thought of such a thing. I will soon try it and make you know how I felt. Reading the recipe itself has refreshed me a lot. So I am sure the tea is going to be extraordinary. Nice and useful hub.

Kathryn (author) from Windsor, Connecticut on April 30, 2013:

RTalloni, it's delicious with fruit in it!

It sounds like a wonderful idea to add juice to it. I'm going to try it next time I have juics in the house.

They are definitely healthy drinks any time of the year.

Thank you for reading and commenting. Hopefully your weather has been as good as it has been here. Spring is finally here, and I love the milder temperatures! Have a good day.

Kathryn (author) from Windsor, Connecticut on April 30, 2013:

KoffeeKlatch, it is refreshing, and I hope you like it! Thanks for reading and commenting.

RTalloni on April 30, 2013:

We love fruited teas but I've not made them this way--yet! :) One of our favorites is to add cranberry/raspberry juice to a brewed, sweetened, cooled tea on a hot day. They are healthy drinks anytime of year, aren't they?

Susan Hazelton from Sunny Florida on April 30, 2013:

This sounds like a refreshing drink. I can't wait to try it.

Kathryn (author) from Windsor, Connecticut on April 29, 2013:

Karen, it would be a fantastic pick-me-up! I'll be trying this many times throughout the Summer, I'm sure! If you try it, I hope it hits the spot. Thanks for reading and commenting, and have a wonderful day!

Karen A Szklany from New England on April 29, 2013:

I will definitely try this recipe, Kathryn! It seems like it would be a very refreshing pick-me-up in the middle of a warm, summer day. :0)

Kathryn (author) from Windsor, Connecticut on April 28, 2013:

Thanks, Colin. What happened was sad, but at least the guys who did it were caught. The victims and their families are in my thoughts, as well. It isn't over for them.

It is scary that terrorist threats are out there, but I'm glad some of them get stopped before they do anything. I think I heard about the one you're referring to.

epigramman on April 28, 2013:

Naturally I am very sorry about what has happened in Boston.

I watched it all week on my laptop through the coverage of CNN.

Please know that your Canadian neighbors are thinking of your friends, and all of the families who were affected by this tragedy.

The RCMP (which is like the Canadian FBI) stopped a potential terrorist attack up here just last week.

Kathryn (author) from Windsor, Connecticut on April 28, 2013:

Colin,

It is a great drink to have in the Summertime, for sure! I'm glad you like it. Thanks for the compliment!

I've been enjoying this beautiful Sunday, although I have been indoors the whole time. We did not get any rain today, fortunately. We have had our share of it lately, resulting in lots of pretty green colors, and flowers :) I love Spring!

I enjoy your writing very much, Colin. I never know what to expect when I start reading your poems, but I know that I will be amused in some way. You are the King of Twists, and you also know how to evoke emotion at times. Powerful stuff!

May you and Tiffy and Gabriel have a wonderful evening, and thanks for reading and commenting on my article.

epigramman on April 28, 2013:

Hello and good afternoon my Kathryn of Kool - and I certainly love the thought of this lovely drink. I've been on a big (hot) green tea kick for the last two years or so - this is definitely a great alternative and especially for the summer. Thank you for you classy presentation, as always, and I am sending sincere warm wishes to you from Colin and Tiffy and Gabriel who have enjoyed a beautiful spring morning until it started raining this afternoon. Thank you as well for your support of my writing and coming from a very special person like you always means a lot to me

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Kathryn (author) from Windsor, Connecticut on April 28, 2013:

Suzzycue, thanks, I'm glad you like it.

I go out of my way not to waste food! I'm always sure to be mindful of what I have in the fridge, what leftovers I have, etc, and I will come up with something to make to use food up.

Actually, the fruit I had was something that I had previously pureed and frozen before the fresh fruit got old. I used some in yogurt smoothies, and took the rest out to thaw, so it would be easier to get the rest out. I got a lot of use out of that one container of fruit!

Thanks for reading and commenting, Suzzycue. Have a great Sunday!

Kathryn (author) from Windsor, Connecticut on April 28, 2013:

You're welcome, I'm glad you like this. Enjoy! Thanks for reading and commenting, and have a beautiful weekend.

Kathryn (author) from Windsor, Connecticut on April 28, 2013:

Suzie HQ, thanks. Oh, I LOVE coffee, but I like to have a good cup of tea every now and then. I also like trying different kinds. Apple tea sounds good. Wow, you must be well-traveled. I've never been to Turkey.

Feel free to link this to a hub of yours. Thanks.

Thanks for reading, commenting, sharing and providing feedback, and have a spectacular weekend!

Susan Britton from Ontario, Canada on April 28, 2013:

This is a great idea, green tea and fruit. I would not have thought of this. I hate the wasting of food and you did well to use your fruit up instead of tossing it. Well done.

Shining Irish Eyes from Upstate, New York on April 28, 2013:

Thanks for the share. I am a huge tea drinker in all forms and this will be my next concoction!

Suzanne Ridgeway from Dublin, Ireland on April 28, 2013:

Hi Kathryn,

Nice job on the this form of tea. I am more of a coffee drinker but do enjoy a cup of tea now and again, usually with milk and sweetner but love Turkish tea served in the tiny glasses and drunk without milk. In Turkey I also loved apple tea and remember bringing home a stack of it to have here. I would like to link this in with my nettle tonic hub if okay with you to show variety of tea/tonics good for you. Great job, voted up, useful, interesting, shared and pinned!

Kathryn (author) from Windsor, Connecticut on April 28, 2013:

Elisha, it is very refreshing! I'm going to make some more this afternoon, with a different flavor and more ice. Delicious!

Have a great weekend, and thanks for taking the time to read and comment on my recipe hub!