Transform your relaxing chamomile tea into this Wind Down Spa Iced Tea by infusing the vibrant flavors of lavender, sage, peppermint, and cloves.
So, this blogging thing is just a hobby for me. I absolutely love doing it, otherwise it wouldn’t really be a hobby, now would it? I also have a full time bread-and-butter job that brings home the bacon. You like how I squeezed in two random phrases that include two of my favorite foods – butter and bacon? Anyhoo, a few months back the cafeteria at work changed ownership. When they did, the new company started setting out interesting infused waters. We’re not talking water with a few slices of cucumber and melon floating in it. We’re talking waters that are completely blended and infused with all sorts of weird things. Some are wonderful, for instance their June Fields water which blends strawberries and lavender. Some are bizarre incorporating ancho chile and mustard seed with beet juice and celery. But they did set out this Wind Down Iced Tea and I happened to love it. Lucky for me (and you) they were willing to share the recipe.
This tea starts with chamomile. Who doesn’t love chamomile? No one, that’s who. But this basic but well loved tea is elevated to the next levels with the flavors of lavender, mint, cloves and fresh sage. It reminds me of the tea they serve at Aveda spas… but different.
The floral minty spicy herbal accents invigorate, relax, and rejuvenate. You can definitely enjoy this tea hot, but I prefer it iced. So sit back, relax, and enjoy an ice cold glass of this summer tea.
- 2 tablespoons lavender
- 5 fresh sage leaves
- 1/4 cup chamomile tea
- 3 tablespoons dried peppermint
- 4 whole cloves
- 6 cups water, divided
- Add all ingredients except water to a tea strainer or tea bag. Boil one cup water and allow to mixture to steep for at least 5 minutes.
- Add remaining water and ice to enjoy a refreshing and healthy iced tea.