Nothing quite quenches my thirst on a long hot summer day like a crisp, cold glass of iced tea. It's my go-to refreshment, and I like to have a pitcher at the ready should hot and parched guests appear at my front door (or should the mailman be in need of a cool-down and momentary reprieve from the sun and heat.) 

I prefer my traditional black iced tea unsweetened, but I switch it up every day--green tea, with agave syrup, with lemonade mixed in, spiked with a shot of vodka... you name it, I'll give it a go in the name of refreshment. 

I know I'm not the only enthusiast (our own Nicole is hooked!), I thought I'd round up a few favorite ways to up the ante.

mint tea

Mint Iced Tea With Blueberry-Lemonade Cubes

This sweet drink is a perfect mocktail for parties or everyday occasions.

bourbon iced tea

Bourbon-Peach Thyme Sweet Tea

We love the Southern twist on this iced tea.

owls brew iced tea

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Which one will you try first? If you want to see more of our iced tea inspiration, check out this video.


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