By Carrie Pinkard
Baby it’s... boiling hot outside! Several states had their hottest July on record last month.
Between quarantine and the oppressive temperatures, we could all use a little summer treat. That’s why we created three fruit-infused cold brew iced tea drinks named after pop singers!
Adding fruit to your cold brew iced tea not only tastes great, it enhances the health benefits of the tea you’re drinking. We’ve paired the perfect fruits to bring out the flavors in each of our Snarky cold brews: Unwind, Energize, and Detox. Read on for the recipes!
"Drunk in love... with this tea."
The Berry-oncé is as bold and beautiful as Queen Bey herself. It’s made by infusing blueberries, strawberries, and basil leaves with our Unwind cold brew tea. Unwind is already a green rooibos tea with berry undertones, which is why adding your own berries makes it burst with flavor.
To make The Berry-oncé, start by cold brewing the Unwind tea with our SnarkyBRUW system. While your tea is in the fridge, cut up the ingredients and have them ready. After your tea has brewed, take it out and add the fruit and basil leaves. Let them steep for one hour and then start sipping! Don’t be surprised if you fall Crazy In Love with the flavor!
Cold brew Unwind Tea
½ cup blueberries
8 sliced strawberries
A handful of basil leaves
The Britney Spears
“I’m addicted to you, don’t you know that you’re de-toxic”
Britney Spears knows what it’s like to be attracted to toxicity. If you’ve been eating too many toxic junk foods during quarantine, this is the tea for you.
The Britney Spears is made by combining our Detox cold brew tea with oranges, lemons, limes, and mint. The citrus fruits have antioxidant powers to help rid your body of toxins, while the mint leaves have a cooling effect on this zesty tea.
Make the Britney Spears by adding the below ingredients to your fully brewed Detox tea and letting it steep for one hour.
Detox cold brew tea
½ thinly sliced lemon
½ thinly sliced orange
½ thinly sliced lime
A handful of mint leaves
The Spice Girls
“I’ll tell you what I want; what I really, really want! (More tea)!”
The Spice Girls tea is energetic and, well, spicy just like the singing group. It’s made by combining Energize cold brew tea with apple, lemon, and thyme leaves. Trust us, you’ll want to find thyme to make this tea ;).
Our Energize tea has Yerba Mate and Matcha to give your mood a much needed pick-me-up. This is a great tea to drink if you need energy during an outdoor summer activity like hiking, kayaking, or going to the beach.
Start by cold brewing your Energize tea using our SnarkyBRUW system. When it’s done, add the following ingredients and let it steep for another hour.
Energize cold brew tea
½ thinly sliced apple
½ thinly sliced lemon
A few sprigs of thyme
Start Cooling Off With Cold Brew Iced Tea
You now have the tools to brew some amazing, healthy cold brew iced tea drinks.
Want to brew them all at the same time? Check out our Easy I-D bands so you can tell the teas apart in the fridge.
Watch our SnarkyBRUW system in action: