Summer is just around the corner ... cool off with a glass of refreshing Iced Green Tea with Coconut Water!
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Do you have a favorite drink?
I tend to drink a lot of water, but when I really want to splash out (ha), then I go for iced tea.
It's super refreshing, and definitely a little more exciting than plain old water! I love experimenting with different flavor combinations, too (my Mint Peach Green Tea Cooler and Ginger Melon Green Tea recipes are summer faves)!
I love my drink dispenser (this one is similar)! It's so perfect for parties or anytime I make a big batch of drinks (like this tea). I use it all summer long.
It's been getting quite warm here in Dallas—pretty much mid-80's every day—and I'm honestly starting wondering how I'll make it through summer. I'm a 70 degrees kind of gal, so the thought of facing 90 degree weather (or worse!) every day for three months is a bit much.
I'm trying to remain positive though, and a cold drink definitely helps. On a particularly toasty day last week, I picked up a Steaz Iced Tea as a lunchtime treat.
It's basically a green tea / coconut water combo. I'd never had one before, and it was so good. It tasted like regular tea, except super coconutty. Yum!
I loved the flavor, and I couldn't wait to add some coconut water to my next batch of homemade iced tea.
How to Make Iced Green Tea with Coconut Water
You are going to love this Iced Green Tea with Coconut Water ... even if you are not a coconut lover!
If you've never tried coconut water, then you may be surprised that it doesn't actually taste very coconutty. It has more of a mild, nutty flavor. (Steaz adds extra coconut flavor to theirs.)
To get started with this easy recipe, you'll brew a strong batch of green tea. If you're not a green tea fan, then feel free to experiment with other kinds of tea. Flavored tea would be delicious, too, like this Green Tea with Peach ... yum!
After the tea is finished brewing, let it cool down a bit. (I popped mine in the freezer to speed things up.) Then, stir in the cold coconut water.
Tip: make sure you are using coconut water, which is clear and can be found in most stores' beverage aisles, and not coconut milk. They're two completely different things.
The coconut water adds a unique flavor and lightly sweetens the tea with no sugar necessary. Of course, if you prefer a sweeter tea, feel free to include your fave sweetener (add it to the hot brewed tea). I usually drink my tea unsweetened, so tea this was perfect for me.
That's it, your Iced Sweet Tea with Coconut Water is ready to drink! Serve it over ice and garnish with lemon slices.
Iced Green Tea with Coconut Water
- 8 cups water
- 16 green tea bags
- 2 (33.8-oz.) containers coconut water (refrigerated)
- lemon slices
- Bring water to a boil.
- While water is heating, tie tea bags to a wood spoon. (This will make them easier to remove later.)
- Place tea bags in boiling water.
- Let tea steep for 5 minutes.
- Remove tea bags from tea, squeezing out any excess liquid.
- Cool tea slightly, then stir in coconut water.
- Serve tea over ice, garnished with lemon slices. Enjoy!
How to Make an Individual Serving of Iced Green Tea with Coconut Water
This Iced Green Tea with Coconut Water recipe makes a lot of tea, about 16 one-cup servings. It's perfect if you are planning a party, or if you just love tea!
You can easily make a single serving of this recipe though. Simply steep two tea bags in 1 cup water for 5 minutes, then combine with 1 cup coconut water.
You'll have enough (2 cups) for one tall glass or two small glasses of tea.