Summer has always been the season for freshly brewed iced tea. These days, there are more ways than ever to enjoy this popular, healthy beverage. And with a younger fan base discovering tea’s unique flavors and varieties, it’s easy to take this delicious brew from simple to special.
 
In today’s recipe, we sass up the traditional Arnold Palmer (half tea, half lemonade) with a few sprigs of fresh rosemary for an herbal burst. Preparation time is only 5 minutes. Chill the brew for 1 hour before serving so the flavors can blend.
 
All of the ingredients should be readily available at your local natural and organic food store.

Rosemary-Laced Lemonade Tea

Makes 4 servings

2 cups prepared tangerine- or orange-flavored white tea
2 cups chilled lemonade
2 large sprigs fresh rosemary (about 6” each)
 
In glass pitcher, combine all ingredients.
 
With wooden spoon, crush rosemary against side of pitcher.
 
Chill at least 1 hour. Serve in ice-filled glasses and garnish, if desired, with additional rosemary.
 
Variation: For cocktail hour, stir in 1/4 cup vodka.
 
Recipe and photo courtesy of Lipton Tea