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Iced Tea Three Ways

Iced Tea Three Ways

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2016 has certainly blessed us with an abundance of sunshine hours thus far, and Summer (albeit an El Niño one!) means spending time with friends and family and getting creative in the kitchen as we share these lazy days together.

If you’re looking for something a little bit delicious to help you stay hydrated this Summer – or to wow your visitors – I’ve come up with three super easy ways to enjoy Healtheries Iced Tea, a refreshing alternative to sugary juices and soft drinks that’s caffeine free and 99% sugar free!  Kid friendly?  My boys can’t get enough, but aside from being my new fridge staple, Iced Teas can be dressed to impress and make the perfect anytime pick-me-up or a healthy alternative to wine-o’clock!

Now where are my paper umbrellas?

Apple & Blueberry Iced Tea Slushies

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The boys both received Chill Factor Slushy Makers for Christmas so I was excited to try out a healthy, more adult-friendly version than the varieties we’d been experimenting with so far.  I brewed 1 cup of Apple & Blueberry Iced Tea using chilled water, squished up my slushy and served it with apple slices and giant, fresh blueberries.  Ah-maze-ing.  Forget about reaching for the Magnums this summer, your waistlines will thank me I promise!

Sparkling Iced Tea

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Bubbles make everything a little bit special right?  I love this combo of soda water made at home in my SodaStream plus Healtheries Lemon & Lime Iced Tea with lemon and kiwi fruit slices.  This just tastes like Summer and is the ultimate thirst quencher.  One thing I love about these iced tea varieties is that the flavours get better and better the longer you let them steep – as opposed to getting stronger and stronger and more tea-ish (sp?).  I’m not a fan of traditional tea at all, Iced, Fruit and Green teas are all I will drink so having some new tea options that I love makes me so happy!

Iced Tea en Masse!

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Because they are caffeine free and 99% sugar free, Healtheries Iced Teas are a perfect option for the entire family.  Nixon and Ethan both love all three varieties and even more so when I have them ready and waiting in the fridge!

This morning I made 2 cups of each flavour, spent 5 minutes chopping some fruit and popped our teas in the fridge so we were all prepared for our day with easy, healthy and freaking gorgeously-good drinks ready to enjoy when we needed them!  

Try this: I keep frozen mango cubes in the freezer for smoothies so added some chunks to the Peach and Mango variety along with some chopped peaches and crunchy apple slices.  I left the tea bags in the mason jars and the flavours were beautiful!  (If you’re looking for cute mason jar mugs, try your local dollar store, Kmart or the Warehouse).


I really struggle to drink enough water but the flavours of this new range are so, so good I feel like I’ve got a new lease on hydration this summer!  Try popping a tea bag in a drink bottle with some chilled water before you head out for the day or off to work – I guarantee you’ll be hitting your water goals in no time!

Healtheries Iced Teas come in three delicious flavours: Peach & Mango, Lemon & Lime and Apple & Blueberry. Available in supermarkets nationwide RRP$3.99.  Find out more information at  http://www.healtheries.co.nz

If you would like to win ALL 3 delicious Healtheries Iced Tea varieties, just leave a comment below!  Winner drawn 28/2/16.  NZ residents only.

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  1. Ness · January 26, 2016

    I got given all 3 at the end of the year and they are amazing! I never thought that I would be a fan of iced tea and I was a bit hesitant to try them, they’re so nice and refreshing. 🙂

  2. Helen · February 9, 2016

    Yes please. Sounds so yum and refreshing and it has been so hot I am melting… Love to try all the flavours especially lemon and lime.. Good for hydration , sugar free. Can drink gallons of it and great for summer …

  3. Shona · February 9, 2016

    OMG, Yes please. They all sound delicous and refreshing

  4. Kate · February 9, 2016

    Ooh they all sound delicious. I’m going to have to try them! And ta for recommending the slushy maker, I wasn’t sure if they would be any good but I think I might have to try one of them too!

  5. Eddy Gies · February 9, 2016

    Since trying iced teas this summer and given the new flavours about i’m hooked and my wife has come on board we enjoy the peach & mango very keen to try Healtheries Lemon & Lime Iced Tea next. Maintaining Hydration is so much easier now. Water dosen’t cut it now!

  6. Lisa Green · February 9, 2016

    Yes please fantastic prize loved Iced Tea would love to try these! Thank you for the chance

  7. Vienna Sirvid · February 9, 2016

    Omg these looks so good! Yes please I would love to win a sample 🙂

  8. Keleni Talau · February 10, 2016

    OMG <3 <3 <3 Reading this has just made my mouth water, soooooooooooooo delicious and refreshing and innovative

  9. Pauline baas · February 10, 2016

    Yes please ? I have never tried ice and they sound really yummy ?

  10. Pauline baas · February 10, 2016

    Yes please ? I have never tried ice and they sound really yummy ?

  11. John · February 10, 2016

    Looks great, love to try it

  12. Melanie Parsons · February 10, 2016

    These look delicious and so versatile! Would love to try them on their own hot and cold and also as a base for smoothies!

  13. Alana · February 10, 2016

    Yes please! Would love to try these!

  14. Alana Parker · February 10, 2016

    I’ve always stuck to healtheries flavoured green tea, which I find can brew a bitter iced tea. These would be killer for the muggy summer we’ve having 🙂

  15. Michelle H · February 10, 2016

    I love Healtheries flavoured tea, they are strong enough that I can make a hot tea and then put the leftover bag in water for an iced cuppa later! They are also fab for making ice pops for the kids 🙂 Would love to try these flavours!

  16. Brenda Jeffery · February 10, 2016

    What Tea-tastic ideas. Especially in this heat.
    Wonderful giveaway

  17. Rachael Tobeck · February 10, 2016

    I love all things fruity and tea-y (so?) hehe so can’t wait to try these when I do my shopping this week!!!

  18. Trudy · February 10, 2016

    Thanks so much for giving me the idea of using one of these teabags in SodaStream! I started doing it about 3 weeks ago, and I love it so much more than the cordials that I used to put it. Putting the bottle in the fridge is SO much nicer too 🙂

  19. Kylie · February 10, 2016

    Yum! I wouldn’t know which one I’d want to try first. Love to enter please.

  20. Melissa · February 10, 2016

    Oh these look fabulous, would love to try them. Will help keep my fluid intake up once bubs arrives in a few days.

  21. Laura T · February 10, 2016

    They’re so good! Stunning flavours 🙂

  22. Tina S · February 10, 2016

    Perfection to the eyes & taste buds 🙂

  23. Rachel · February 10, 2016

    Yes please. The in-laws rave about them and I’d love to try then ?

  24. Ursula Gee · February 10, 2016

    Wow yes that sound great. Will have to share this with my sister in law.

  25. rebekah porou · February 10, 2016

    Oooo I’d love to make some now be seen these fab recipes!!! They look delicious, great tip on freezing mango cubes to add too! Thanks 🙂

  26. Trista Milne · February 10, 2016

    I’m sipping on a Healtheries Hawkes Bay NECTARINE hot tea right now…would absolutely love to try the Iced Tea varieties!

  27. Erena Johnston · February 10, 2016

    Just what I need, love the idea of using them with soda water. Great selection of flavors.

  28. Leah · February 10, 2016

    I have only tried the blueberry one but it was delish!

  29. Angie Gies · February 11, 2016

    ICED TEA is awesome need to try more flavours, really nice to drink in this hot weather

  30. Tammy Walker · February 11, 2016

    Delish!! Love the sound of the blueberries and apple. Would love to win ?

  31. Kellie · February 11, 2016

    THIS WOULD BE AMAZING TO TRY!!! omgosh T_T

  32. Bev McErlean · February 11, 2016

    Yes please they look so refreshing, would be so nice in this rather warm weather we have been having 🙂

  33. Julia · February 11, 2016

    Ooohhh… yes pretty please – i haven’t even seen/tried these yet!!!!! been semi-addicted to the red seal ones, but these look super delicious!!!!! Loving the discovery of your awesome blog, too! *:-)

  34. Anna McTaggart · February 11, 2016

    These all look amazing. I’ve never thought to make iced tea slushies. I’ve been having quite a bit of homemade iced tea over summer, because it’s a lot healthier than anything you can buy from the supermarket. The soda stream idea is awesome as well, my friend has a soda stream, but we haven’t been using it recently because we’re trying to get fit and loose weight, so I’ll definitely be trying it with the iced tea 🙂

    • Melissa · February 29, 2016

      Hi Anna! Congrats, you’re our winner! Please shoot me your delivery address; melissa (at) thebestnest.co.nz xx

  35. Michelle White · February 11, 2016

    Yummy, I love iced teas, but iced tea slushies sound even better! Why haven’t I thought of that?

  36. tracey · February 11, 2016

    i love the lemon and lime one… defintely my favourite

  37. Lisa · February 11, 2016

    They sound delicious! Greaynidea for upping water intake. Does anyone actually drink enough?? I try but never do I’m sure.

  38. Lyn Jarman · February 25, 2016

    I would love to try these teas, the mix of flavours sounds delicious!

  39. Gemma · February 25, 2016

    Oh yes please, we love iced tea here (havent tried these ones, just use the normal ones but cold!) and would love to give these ones a go, our wee boys love them too as Iceblocks!

  40. Michele J · February 25, 2016

    Yes please! They sound fantastic and so versitile ?

  41. Anne Mansfield · February 25, 2016

    I love green tea and these iced teas look like something I’d love to try…YUM!

  42. Bonita · February 25, 2016

    Yum, I got a thingy to put fruit in then pop it in your cold water and it flavors your water, nice and refreshing, u can use tea in it too.

  43. Renee · February 26, 2016

    Win yes please looks so devine

  44. Sarah · February 26, 2016

    I love non alcoholic drinks, and these sound yum

  45. felicity smith · February 26, 2016

    sound so refreshing and yummy – trying to quit the coffee so this would be awesome

  46. Vicki · February 26, 2016

    These look so refreshing for hot summer days – and can be used in many different ways.

  47. Natasha · February 26, 2016

    These look so yum and refreashing!

  48. Nicole · February 26, 2016

    I love tea so much its so cool you can now have it hot, cold, or fizzy! So refreshing and healthy

  49. Ange · February 26, 2016

    Wow this sounds amazing while I’m sitting here in front of the fan trying to cool down in this ridiculous hot weather (33 today in Blenheim) Will have to get some of that lemon and lime you mentioned!

  50. Jessica Ellis · February 26, 2016

    Yes please! I’m breastfeeding and my obsession with herbal type teas is out of control! These sound delicious and refreshing.

  51. Michelle williams · February 26, 2016

    These look delish and so refreshing, definitely going to have to try these

  52. Tammy Walker · February 27, 2016

    Best way ever to stay hydrated!!

  53. Aaron Wells · February 27, 2016

    What a great idea with the soda stream. I will be trying this for sure love to win

  54. Sean Baker · February 28, 2016

    Would love to try these..always see them in supermarkets and wonder what they taste like. Liked & Shared. Awesome Giveaway! Will definitely be keeping my fingers and toes crossed. Best of luck to all!!

  55. Mackenzie · February 28, 2016

    Would love to try! Much healthier than fizzy drinks and yummier too I’m sure. Also great for these hot summer days that seem to go on forever!

  56. Chrystal Steiner · February 28, 2016

    Yes please, I would love to win!

  57. Larissa winter · February 29, 2016

    This looks so good so good and I knew that it would…. ?