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5 Iced Tea Pouches to Make Homemade Brew in a Breeze

Jun 10 2013 - 3:15pm

The best way to revive oneself from a case of Summer laziness is with a tall glass of iced tea. It's National Iced Tea Day, so even more reason to bust out the glass pitcher. While it's OK to turn hot tea into iced [1] with regular tea bags or loose-leaf teas, a few companies have created tea pouches specifically intended for iced tea brewing, making your life easier. More importantly, it leaves your brew refreshing and crisp without any unpleasant bitterness. Here are five standouts for you to peruse (and hopefully enjoy!) this Summer.

Tropical Tea

Mighty Leaf is known for its distinctive tea blends. Ginger Peach Iced Tea [2] ($6) starts with Indian black tea infused with spicy ginger pieces and Summery peach flavors. All you need now is a coconut cup and a cocktail umbrella pick to feel like you're vacationing on an exotic island.

Black Tea

A signature from The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Pacific Coast Iced Tea [3] ($10) is a woodsy, tannin-filled Ceylon black tea that is more complex than the regular black set. It tastes exactly like the store's brew — well, save for that addictive crunchy ice, as pictured. If only we could get our hands on that ice maker . . .

Flavored Green Tea

That floral scent alone will jumpstart any sipper's salivary glands. Tazo Iced Passion Tea [4] ($5).

Berry Green Tea Blend

Republic of Tea has a myriad of flavors, often fruity and palatable for kids and adults alike. Acai Eco Iced Tea Brew Bags [5] ($8) has a blend of green tea, elderberries, blackberry leaves, and acai for a tea that celebrates the bounty of Summer berries.

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