Sunday, July 8, 2012

Summer Calls for Iced Tea

Somehow our little garden is producing even in this South Carolina
heat.  DH has discovered he can make great pickles and can actually
can tomatoes! All this summer work is made better by a refreshing
glass of iced tea!

I've discovered a great robust sugar free iced tea that I love!  It all
started with a post by Martha at Lines from Linderhof about eating
bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwiches with iced tea for lunch.
She posted the formula for her tea.

"2 bags of Luizianne iced tea and 1 bag of Harney's Hot Cinnamon.   It's sweet without added sugar and tastes really good with slices of lemon.    The first pitcher is made in the morning and if we have lemons, a whole lemon is sliced and added to the pitcher, then the ice is put in and the tea once brew time is finished is poured over the ice and lemon." 

Only I couldn't find Harney's Hot Cinnamon at 
my local store, so I just bought regular cinnamon
tea bags and used the Lipton tea bags I already
had on hand.  It tasted good!  I only steeped the
bags for 3 minutes and then poured over ice and
lemon wedges.  I didn't need any sugar or any
kind of sweetener, which means a lot when
struggling with diabetes. 

Martha always has great posts at Lines From Linderhof. 
Hope you enjoy the summer and stay refreshed with 
iced tea!  Thank you for visiting!



  1. Look at all of that wonderful produce you have already put up! Looks wonderful!

    I'm not a tea drinker but it does look so refreshing!

    So glad you got some morning glory seeds. I hope they do well for you. My vines are doing well this year...hopefully I'll have lots of blooms.

  2. Wow -- I am so glad you like the cinnamon tea. It gives a nice sweetness without sugar (although if you like really sweet tea, you certainly COULD add sugar or sweetener!)

    Thanks for linking to Lines from Linderhof -- you're a great friend and are on my sidebar as a "Friend of Linderhof"!

  3. Hi Lottie! Oh, I love my iced tea and this sounds wonderful. I'll have to try it.
    Tanks for popping in to see me.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  4. Well...I'll have to give this a try - we tried tea without sugar for a while - got used to it and our son was beside himself - he has sweet tea running in his veins! So we're back for the moment. My favorite time to drink the tea is right after it is made - still somewhat warm - with a cup full of ice it is a little warm and cool at the same time! Love it!
    I hope you have a blessed week,

  5. Just love a good glass of tea. I sometimes add mint, lemon or a cinammon tea bag to just add a little flavor. Luckily I like it sugar free.
    Martha always has some great recipes.

  6. I wished our gardens were doing well, but with the heat and the storms they are not.

    We love drinking tea here and I will try that recipe. Thanks so much for sharing.

    The jars of veggies looks good.

  7. I've never heard of that cinnamon before. I say, if it works then you should keep making it! I love iced tea, but you're right about the sugar. If you drink it all day, you're getting too much sugar. Thanks for the recipe!

  8. Sounds yummy. Your garden must be doing rally well. We are struggling with all the heat.
    But we do get a bit here and there.


  9. I am more into water and sparkling water. When I eat out I sometimes get ice tea. So are you saying you combine a cinnamon tea with the regular tea??? I was a little confused. Also , I am confused at where you you still own the house that you were renovating? So is your home actually in SC (my memory fails me!)

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    2. Hi Nannykim!
      Yes, I combine a cinnamon tea with regular tea but I have gone decaf since this post. And yes, we are still renovating Miss Willie's House in Alabama, but our home is in the upstate of SC.