Cool Down with Fair Trade Certified Iced Tea

06/26/2009 - 3:38 PM
Choice Fair Trade Iced Tea Sometimes it's hard to remember how tasty and refreshing iced tea can be - and how easy it is to make!  With a wide variety of great-tasting Fair Trade Certified teas to choose from, you can make different kinds of iced tea all summer long. So, how do you make iced tea? Bring about 4 cups of water to a boil and then put in 4 teabags to steep for about 10 minutes. Then, put about 4 cups of cold water in a pitcher and add in the hot tea. Add Fair Trade Certified sugar or honey if you like and ice to cool it off even more. This should make about 8 servings, a wonderful afternoon treat. Here are a few iced tea suggestions: This is the classic recipe, but Choice Teas has also come up with some delicious iced tea recipes using six of its teas  – Moroccan Mint Green Tea, Green Tea with Essence of Peach, Earl Grey with Lavender, Mango Ceylon with Vanilla, Liquorice Peppermint, and Northwest Blackberry. These recipes include everything from lemonade to fresh mint and are great examples of ways to spice up your favorite Fair Trade teas. Rishi also has a great selection of Fair Trade iced teas. These are fruitier teas - Blueberry Red, Citron Green, Classic Citrus, Peach Rooibos, Summer Lemon, and Tropical Crimson - but there are still a few classics like Mint and Pure (a black tea blend).  Try all 8 for a refreshing tea-filled summer.

Zhena's Gypsy Teas has some delicious seasonal blends like Mojito Mint.  In addition, Zhena's Gypsy Tea is the first tea company to introduce Demeter certified Biodynamic® Fair Trade Certified tea.  This certification ensures that teas are grown and processed to the highest sustainable agricultural and environmental standards. These would also taste great on ice, as would many of Zhena's delicious blends.

Finally, if you want to cool down with a bottled tea, Honest Tea has some great options.  My favorite is their classic Peach Oo-La-Long, but there are also some great new varieties like Pomegranate Red Tea with Goji Berry and Jasmine Green Energy. If you're more of a purist, they also carry Just Black Tea and Just Green Tea. There's no better way to keep supporting Fair Trade through the summer than with a refreshing glass of Fair Trade Certified iced tea.  So start brewing!
06/26/2009 - 3:38 PM
06/26/2009 - 3:38 PM