I love sweet iced tea in the summer. Sitting on the porch with a sunset streaming through my tumbler, a lazy dog at my feet and kids playing around the chicken coop. This is my idea of heaven, right outside my doorstep.
I used to make big batches of sweet iced tea throughout the season, but life has caught up to us and I just haven't had the energy lately to be spending much time in the kitchen. I could blame the pregnancy, but it's honestly just that my energy has been going elsewhere: being devoted more to the (very active) kids or spent on projects around the house instead.
A friend working with the #CollectiveBias agency told me that there are special #BrewOverIce and #BrewItUp coffee and iced tea K-Cups that you can brew directly over a big cup of ice, and I stumbled across a few different flavors at a special display in Walmart. I've seen them on an endcap near the coffee aisle in other stores, but my store had them sitting over near the dairy.
So now I can have a perfect cup of sweet iced tea at the push of a button, making my Keurig useful year-round for hot and iced drinks.
Just Peachy Sweet Iced Tea
I like to plop some blueberries and sliced peaches in mine, especially when guests swing by looking for a treat. Those extra 30 seconds really take sweet iced tea up a notch, from a quick drink to a pretty accent.
So this is where you'll find me, all summer long. Feet up, smile on my face, sweet iced tea in my hand. Ideally with a happy friend or family member by my side.
What's your favorite summer drink? Do you brew up sweet iced tea for friends and family?