It’s a holiday today and I bet you had no idea. Okay, I didn’t know about it either, until a reporter asked to reprint my Vegan Thai Iced Tea Concentrate recipe.
I’m from the south and we drink a huge amount of iced tea. Traditionally, it’s full of more sugar than non-southerners can comprehend, but there’s almost always an unsweetened version lurking around somewhere.
I love sweet tea, but it’s easier than you think to drink your whole day’s worth of calories in one sitting. I will have a glass occasionally, but my go-to iced tea at home is unsweetened Earl Grey tea.
When I lived in New Orleans, I was shocked to find out that tea came unsweetened there. My favorite coffee shop had different flavored iced teas every day and I found that I just didn’t miss the sugar in them. Earl Grey is always a favorite of mine, but fruity blends like mango, or even mint teas can taste sweet when they aren’t.
Below I have a few of my favorite recipes that use tea. I hope you enjoy them! What’s your favorite tea and/or tea recipe? Let me know if the comments.