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<p>Hi everyone,</p>
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<p>The basic drinks in our house are water, 2% cows milk, frozen concentrate juice that we make by mixing with water (apple, orange, berry).</p>
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<p>I'm trying to get us to encorporate soy milk and teas instead of all the juice.</p>
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<p>Can you help me come up with sweet/fruity tasting teas that I can make iced to put in our fridge instead of juice? Lists of types/brand faves would be great. Thanks!</p>
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<p><a href="http://www.republicoftea.com/kiwi-pear-green-tea/p/V00649/" target="_blank">http://www.republicoftea.com/kiwi-pear-green-tea/p/V00649/</a></p>
<p>Iced or hot it is delicious</p>
 

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<p>What about peppermint tea? My kids like it quite well, and it's pretty good cold.</p>
 

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<p> A while back, my husband picked up some strawberry tea by Celestial Seasonings that nobody really cared for hot, but I made iced tea with it that was pretty good. I did add honey to it, though.</p>
 

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<p>Tazo Passion tea</p>
 

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<p>I like any fruity herbal tea, such as strawberry or orange (I usually buy the "store" brand) brewed with just a little bit of sugar, over ice.</p>
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<p>Really just a touch of sweetness, try a rounded tablespoon of sugar for a gallon, makes it sweet enough for us because of the fruity flavor.</p>
 

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<p>hibiscus aka jamaica flowers sold in the Latin American section of many stores. Mint, lemongrass, red raspberry leaf....</p>
 

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<p>Thanks everyone! These all look so yummy! :) Can't wait to go pick them up at the store. Thanks again</p>
 

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<p>My kids love red zinger.   I sometimes send it for dh in his lunch.  We also like lemon zinger, as well as regular tea mixed half with fruit juice ("fruit tea punch").</p>
 

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<p>We live just around the corner from a tea shop and drink angels falls mist, which we call fruit tea, or the most delicious blood orange rooibos.  you may be able to find them other places.  <a href="http://www.nmteaco.com/" target="_blank">http://www.nmteaco.com/</a></p>
<p>rainbow rooibos is also quite good.</p>
 

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<p>Tazo passion tea; Celestial Seasonings Wild Berry Zinger, Red Raspberry Zinger.  Growing up, the girls called the Zinger teas "koolaid", they are sweet with out needing any additional sugar or honey. </p>
 

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<p>Wonderful, delicious ideas! I picked up a Celestial Seasonings (love this company!) fruit tea sampler pack. That has been working nicely, although I did sweeten it a little. Next I will try the Zingers. Thanks, I really appreciate it!</p>
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<p>Betsy S, by the way, I love your "fruit tea punch" concept. :)</p>
 

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<p>we love fruit teas! this is our local tea shop- i honestly have not had a tea i didn't like <a href="http://www.souviatea.com" target="_blank">www.souviatea.com</a></p>
 

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<p>I'm giving up soft drinks right now. or at least really going to limit myself from having them,so this thread is great for me too. I made a strong cup of red raspberry leaf tea yesterday and then added it a pitcher of water and with a little honey and it was tasty! I'll make another tomorrow. next time I go shopping I may look for some Zingers. I might add a little sparkling water/carbonated water to it though.</p>
 

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<p>I really love Yogi Tea's Sweet Thai Delight: <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FYogi-Delight-Herbal-Supplement-16-Count%2Fproduct-reviews%2FB000CMH0S6%2Fref%3Dcm_cr_dp_hist_3%3Fie%3DUTF8%26showViewpoints%3D0%26filterBy%3DaddThreeStar" rel="norewrite" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/Yogi-Delight-Herbal-Supplement-16-Count/product-reviews/B000CMH0S6/ref=cm_cr_dp_hist_3?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=0&filterBy=addThreeStar</a></p>
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<p>It has Stevia in it, so it is quite sweet.</p>
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<p>ETA: Another one the kids and I both like is what the kids call "Tiger Tea" - Celestial Seasonings Bengal Spice . Very yummy!</p>
 

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<p>I don't know how much your kids would enjoy it, but I love the Good Earth original teas. Really cinnamon-y.</p>
 

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<p>I think it's Yogi's brand, but Egyptian Licorice Tea.  My girls and I love it hot, and though I've never had it cold, I bet it would be good.  </p>
 

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<p>I love Tazo teas! My favorite thing to do is create my own blends of teas. I do moms mornings at my house a few times a year and the two favorites:</p>
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<p>First - I heat up a pot full of water (not quite boiling) and pour it over three tea bags into my glass tea pot and let it steep for 20 minutes. I serve it hot and everyone loves it. Any leftovers, I pour into recycled glass bottles just over halfway (about 2/3). I top them off with juice and stick 'em in the fridge. I love them!!! If it is a blend my DD likes (age 9), I use a little less tea and add a bit of water. I don't sweeten these at all. The fruit juice does that for me.</p>
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<p>Favorite blend = 2 blueberry white (Tazo) + 1 African Red Bush (Tazo)</p>
<p>I add a berry juice of some kind to this.</p>
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<p>Summertime hit = 2 green tea (any brand, but plain green tea) + fresh peppermint leaves and lemon verbena leaves from our garden (organic)</p>
<p>I add apple juice to this.</p>
 
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>sunnysandiegan</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1288052/we-drink-lots-of-juice-help-me-think-of-sweet-tasting-teas-iced-tisane-as-alternatives#post_16174283"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Favorite blend = 2 blueberry white (Tazo) + 1 African Red Bush (Tazo)</p>
<p>I add a berry juice of some kind to this.</p>
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<p>Summertime hit = 2 green tea (any brand, but plain green tea) + fresh peppermint leaves and lemon verbena leaves from our garden (organic)</p>
<p>I add apple juice to this.</p>
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<p>OK, thanks a million sunnysandiegan!!! This looks sooooo yummy. I like the put it in a glass jar in the fridge idea too. BTW I have noticed several of your other posts around this forum and MDC, and they're always very helpful. Thanks, friend!<br>
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