I have always been obsessed with peach iced tea. When I lived in Washington I used to buy the enormous 32 ounce cans for $0.99- it was my go to summer drink. Needless to say, those drinks have a TON of sugar in them but I just didn’t care because it tasted so good and it was such a refreshing drink on a hot summer day.
When I was approached to try Pure Leaf Canada’s line of unsweetened iced teas and to try different ways to tweak each tea I jumped at the chance. The unsweetened teas have no sugar, artificial sweeteners, or calories which makes them a much healthier option than my iced tea in a can.
I always see those pretty pictures of infused water on social media and I’ll pin/save them and think “I’m going to try that” and never do because I always forget. Pure Leaf shared all the different potential fruits and herbs I could try with their tea and it inspired me to actually get chopping and experiment.
The first one I tried was the black tea with nectarine, I paired it with nectarine topped french toast for an awesome breakfast. Perfect Instagram picture! And of course, nothing says summer like nectarines.
The next tea I tried was the unsweetened green tea with watermelon and apple and WOW is that ever a good combination. Seriously, infuse watermelon in your drinks right now- it’s so good! I think the green tea infuses the fruit flavour better than the black tea and it felt light and refreshing. I actually saved that one and sucked it down after a long run.
I have yet to try the unsweetened lemon tea because I want to try it with mint. Sounds yummy doesn’t it? I’m also thinking of pairing it with peach since peach iced tea is my favourite! Peach mint iced tea? Why not!
If you’re like me and have been seeing the pretty picture but haven’t tried infusing yet, give it a try. It’s a refreshing and healthy summer drink option. I need to go out and buy one of those infuser water bottles so I can play with different ways to tweak my tea.
Do you infuse your water or tea? What’s the ultimate combination I should try?
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Pure Leaf Canada but, as always, my thoughts an opinions are my own.