With summer in its peak, it’s only natural to grab a bottle of cold water from a fridge near by. But how about adding in some fun to the normal water to quench the thirst? How about your favorite and healthy tea served as a cooler? Unbelievable but true, there really are interesting flavored ice teas available in the market which are healthier and can break the monotony of cold water during summers.
It is no secret that tea tops the list of the easy and refreshing alternative to water in most Indian households. Tea is an important segment in the wave of refreshment beverages. Most Indians prefer having their tea piping hot. Although India is primarily a tea drinking country, the concept of ice teas was introduced to the masses after 2000s. The trend started in South America in the 19th century where ice teas are still popularly consumed as an everyday beverage. The trend then traveled to Canada, Europe and finally Asia.
People are slowly picking up on the craze in India and what’s best if we get the same favorite, mixed with exciting flavors and packed in a bottle with all nutritional benefits locked inside but cooler than usual.
Celebrate this ice tea day with some interesting and unusual variants available in the market-
Lime Mojito Ice Tea : This beverage tastes as any regular mojito but the difference is that this is an ‘ice tea’ packed in a bottle! Ready to be savored anywhere at any given point, this beverage makes one of the best options for a summer drink and should be added instantly to your ‘must-try’ list.
Masala Black Tea : What is better than a bottle of ice tea packed with a complex blend of top-quality freshly grounded spices such as cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, pepper and cloves that tastes exactly like your cup of Masala Chai? A traditional drink with a twist!
Forest Berry Ice Tea : In warmer weather, it becomes even more important to try out this refreshing and delicious cranberry infusion. A bottle of this ice tea is packed with the perfect punch of fruity blast with a fusion of black tea that adds an amazing twist to the regular ice teas available in the market.
Jamun Berry Ice Tea : Summer is the season to savour the taste of the summer fruit – Jamun and what better than a bottle packed with the flavor of this fruit infused with tea? Jamun leaves brewed intensely to bring out the perfect taste of the seasonal fruit added to the taste of regular green tea are a perfect ‘must-try’ summer cooler.
Citrus Green Ice Tea : A zesty mix of lime, lemon and orange infused in green tea with some added sugar – that is all about the citrus blast of flavors packed together is an easy-to-carry bottle.
These intriguing, delicious summer tea mixes are great options to include antioxidants in your diet as well as keep the body hydrated. One can try different things with an assortment of intriguing fixings, for example, raisins, plums, dates, cornflower, spearmint, wintergreen, star anise, cinnamon. The conceivable outcomes are inestimable, truly, with tea.
( Siddharth Jain, CEO & Founder, Brewhouse Ice Teas )