June is National Iced Tea Month, and it's befitting. After all, there's nothing like a cold glass of fresh iced tea on a sweltering day.
So to celebrate this beloved beverage, we decided to try out some new products that make brewing iced tea easier than ever—simply steep a bag in a pitcher for a few minutes, then pour over ice.
Here are our picks.
Phoebe likes: Mighty Leaf Iced Tea in Ginger Peach Truly, I'm a black iced tea purist—I love a glass that's plain, unsweet, and strongly brewed. But, I was pleasantly surprised by this flavored tea. Fragrant peach and fresh ginger sync together harmoniously here. No one flavor dominates the other; the kick of ginger keeps the sweet peachiness in check. Indeed, this is not your typical perfume-laced artificial-tasting fruit tea; here, the peach notes are very authentic and welcomely refreshing.
Kimberly likes: Mighty Leaf Iced Tea in Calypso Mango I like my tea weak -- not watery, but refreshingly light. If you let the bag steep 4 minutes like we did, this is a light, aromatic tea -- pleasantly fruity with just a hint of earthy black. You could let this steep for several minutes longer, and I have no doubt it would be a strong black tea with a nice punch of tropical notes. It doesn't need any sweetener -- it's perfectly 'sippable' as is.