This iced tea is made of 4 different fresh herbs, and without any sweetener. It is cool and refreshing and just perfect for a hot summer day.
Iced tea without sugar
This homemade iced tea doesn’t contain any sugar or honey. This way it is a tooth-friendly beverage that is perfect for sipping all day long. Also, the slightly tart taste makes it an awesome drink for hot weather.
Fresh herbs for iced tea
I love to use fresh herbs from the garden or organic herb pots from the (super)market. The mint and lemon balm make this ice tea super refreshing while the sage gives it some depths.
The chamomile flowers balance those flavors with slightly sweet notes, but if you can’t get your hands on them just leave them out.
You prefer a fruitier healthy beverage? How about this Healthy Strawberry Smoothie (2 ingredients!) or this 3-ingredient Strawberry Banana Smoothie.
Healthy iced tea without sugar or honey or any other sweetener. I use fresh, large leaves, all herbs thoroughly rinsed. If not from your own garden, only use organic herbs.
Recipe: Ursula | lilvienna.com
- 4 cups (1 liter) water
- 10 lemon balm leaves
- 8 sage leaves
- 8 mint leaves
- 8 chamomile flowers (fresh or dry, omit if not available)
- Optional: honey or light brown sugar for sweetening
- For serving: Ice cubes, organic lemon slices, additional herbs (mint)
- Bring 4 cups of water to a boil. An electric tea kettle comes in handy.
- Pour boiling water over the fresh herbs. Cover the pot/teapot and set aside with a lid. Let it steep for 10-15 minutes until the tea is golden in color. Strain the tea into a pitcher.
- Add honey or sugar, if desired, and stir until dissolved. Note: I never add any sweetener for an extra refreshing and tooth-friendly beverage. Let the tea cool.
- Serve with ice, some additional herbs or a slice of lemon.
- The tea will darken over time. A few hours later it will have an amber color. Store in the refrigerator. Enjoy!
Love this! A healthy iced tea is nice for a change. Often times they are super sweet…
Yes, I feel the same way. I prefer iced tea not too sweet. Thanks so much for leaving a comment, Ursula
I will definitely try this tea!
Lately I can’t drink coffee at all, the taste is no longer as satisfying as before, and now sometimes I even get a headache after drinking it.
In the near future, I will completely switch over to tea.
Yeah, I totally get it. I am becoming more and more a tea person. You can mix up the herbs as well, I always do. Thanks for your comment, Ursula