It’s almost patio season, and what could be better than sitting on your back deck drinking a glass of healthy homemade iced tea? Instead of sweetening your cool backyard beverage with highly processed and refined sugar or using a sugary store bought iced tea mix, consider making it at home with all-natural, healthy, delicious honey from Good Morning Honey to create a truly custom order drink.

What Is the Healthiest Way to Sweeten Iced Tea?

Honey not only tastes great but it is also incredibly healthy and includes enzymes, vitamins, and minerals. In fact, it is the only food that contains “pinocembrin”, an antioxidant associated with improved brain function. Our Alberta made liquid honey is pure, unpasteurized and unfiltered. If that is not enough to convince you, raw honey also contains phytonutrients that have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. 

Refined sugar and artificial sweeteners just can’t compete with our honey’s list of accomplishments. Sugar and sugar substitutes add nothing but empty calories and suspect chemicals to your drink, but when you use our Alberta honey you can actually feel good about your sweet patio treat!

How to Sweeten Iced Tea with Honey

Here is a basic Good Morning Honey Iced Tea recipe to get you started:

  • Boil 10-12 cups of water 
  • Dissolve ½ cup of honey into the boiled water
  • Add 4-6 tea bags and a few slices of lemon 
  • Let cool in the fridge 
  • Serve cold over ice
  • Enjoy! ❤️?

This recipe is just a basic template. Good Morning Honey’s bees gift us with many different varieties of honey, so you can try them all and see what flavour you prefer! Creamed honey or maybe dandelion or blueberry?  You decide.  You can also experiment with different natural flavourings and add: fresh mint, lime, lemon, ginger, strawberries, raspberries, etc. You can also vary the type of tea (black tea, herbal tea).  If you’re feeling fancy, you could dress your iced tea up with edible flowers and serve your guests a cheerful sprig of lavender or marigold with their glass of homemade honey iced tea! 

Once you build your custom Good Morning Honey iced tea beverage, we’d love to see it! Tag us on Instagram @albertahoneybee

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