Refresh and rehydrate with this pineapple-infused Fruity Green Tea Spritzer!
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This Fruity Green Tea Spritzer will definitely quench your thirst on summer days! We’ve been having days in the high 90’s in Nashville so it’s been great having a pitcher of this on hand.
I first tried Tiesta Tea a few months ago and immediately fell in love with their loose leaf teas! Maybe you remember this Blueberry Tea Sangria I shared in May? Each tea I’ve tried is so flavorful and you can see all of the great stuff in each unique blend. Like in their ‘Fruity Pebbles’ green tea, you can see the pineapple and papaya bits and delicate rose petals.
To add to the pineapple action going on in this tea, I infused the brewed tea with crushed pineapple overnight. It’s a pineapple party in a glass!
Green tea has been getting more attention in recent years for its health benefits. The best thing green tea has going on is its high level of catechins, an antioxidant that helps fight cell damage. Since green tea is processed less than other teas, especially loose leaf variations, more of those cell-protecting antioxidants remain. Studies have shown that green tea can improve blood flow and lower cholesterol levels. It may even help prevent the plaque build up in the brain that is associated with Alzheimer’s disease. I think it’s time for some green tea, don’t you?!
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Since this tea is iced and seltzer water is added, I brewed it a bit stronger by using more tea than what the directions on the bag said to do. I once thought that by steeping tea longer, I’d end up with a stronger, more flavorful tea. That is not the case. Over-steeping tea gives a bitter taste, so now I set a timer whenever steeping tea because inevitably I get distracted by other things.
J/k people…let’s keep this train on track.
Green tea typically should not be steeped as long as other teas (only 1-3 minutes) and the water should be at about 175°F and rather than around boiling temperature (212°F). If you want to be precise, use a thermometer to test the temperature of the water before steeping and follow this guide for brewing different types of tea.
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I’m warning you though, once you go “loose” with your tea, you won’t go back to ready-made tea bags 😉