The Summer Nostalgia
Summer has come and with it has brought in the scorching afternoons and torrid nights, true. But summer was not always about the heatwaves and the Loo, was it? There are some good memories associated with it as well. To many, it comes as the season of childhood nostalgia- the ice creams and sherbets, the colored ice-pops, ice candy sticks, ice-golas and what not. We remember how we used to come back from school and our mother would pull out some refreshing ingredients from the kitchen and serve us with mint or ice. In summer holidays grandmother would conjure up a tantalizing cool drink made from some magical spices crushed in stone mortars and herbs, plucked straight from the garden! They knew so many natural ways to keep us from the heat while quenching our thirst.
Although there is no fill-in to a mother or a grandmother’s recipe, however, we have discovered some naturally colorful and rejuvenating herbal iced tea blends that shall not only keep you energized and hydrated but also cater to the nostalgia of those long forlorn golden summer days.
Top 3 Rejuvenating Summer Iced Tea
Summers in the Indian subcontinent can be extremely hot and worrisome. It can easily lead to fatigue, dehydration, dizziness and even some serious health implications if not counteracted immediately. It is very essential to keep us hydrated and drink plenty of water, fluids, etc. However, this doesn’t mean you should simply open your refrigerator and drink direct cold water or those sugar-ladened beverages to quench your momentary thirst. This summer we encourage you all to replace these malignant practices with delicious, super healthy, refreshing herbal iced teas that can beat the summer-heat from within and keep you rejuvenated. These 100% natural blends come with the goodness of Ayurveda.
Let’s find out the top 3 Rejuvenating Iced Teas you must try:
This stunning ruby colored Hibiscus Mint Herbal iced tea is loaded with vit C. It comes with a tangy fruity flavor that will tantalize your buds and leave you to want for more. Hibiscus Mint Iced Tea not only helps satiate your summer thirst but also boosts your metabolism from within. Hibiscus is known to help regulate blood pressure. It can also work wonders during PMS. So try this frosty long glass of iced tea today and soothe your summer cravings.
This strikingly beautiful drink will leave you in awe for sure. It comes with a natural cobalt blue color that fills your cup with its richness of antioxidants. Butterfly Pea is known for its calming effects and thus can be a great addition to your summer drink collection.
This luscious pink Iced tea is another superdrink that is a must try this summer. Let the softness of this rose infused drink pacify your parched throat whenever you feel thirsty. These are easy to make and are loaded with vit C. You can even try a few sprinkles of the same on your face. Rose water works great for skin.
- Infuse 5-6 flowers (Serves 2) in 300ml of hot water (90-100 degrees Celsius).
- Steep for 1-2 mins
- Strain the drink and discard the flowers
- Store the infusion in a container and let it come to room temperature.
- Your drink is ready. You can refrigerate or add Ice while serving.
- Optional: You can add mint, honey, or lemon as per taste.
So tea-lovers, what are you waiting for? Try these vegan, zero caffeine iced teas and make your summer colorful and refreshing. Relish the delicious and authentic taste of 100% natural, herbal drinks. Don’t just drink it yourself, give it to your parents, friends and loved ones. It's our turn to surprise our grandmothers with these authentic age-old ayurvedic summer drinks. Let’s beat the heat together! 🥂