Green tea has so many benefits for you, but I never could get my kids to drink it. Here’s a great recipe for iced tea for kids.
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A few years ago we had a new family move in next door and they were from Germany. It was fun getting to know them. They were always making German food and letting us sample them.
The mom and daughter were always carried around water bottles filled with tea and their little girl would always drink green tea. I thought it was really strange because I could never imagine my kids drinking tea. When I was little, I always thought it was bitter and never really liked it. I always was taking a sip of my Grandma’s because she drank it all the time.
Iced Tea for Kids
My neighbor explained to me that there were a ton of different flavors and she knew I could come up with something the kids would like. This is great to give the kids after they’ve come in from playing and filling our water bottles when we’re headed to the neighborhood pool. Scroll down to learn how to make this great iced tea recipe your child will love.
Can children drink tea?
Of course! It’s perfectly safe, but choosing a low caffeine tea is preferred. Green tea contains caffeine, not a lot, but there is decaf green tea you can purchase. I love a decaffeinated peppermint tea.
Green Tea Benefits
I started experimenting and my children love this recipe. I love it because there is NO SUGAR and healthy. It’s a great replacement for soda and sports drinks so that means less tooth decay. Your dentist will love you.
Some studies have shown drinking green tea helps and has many health benefits with memory, reducing certain cancers, heart disease, and lowering blood pressure and cholesterol.
Green tea is different than herbal tea or black tea so you don’t want to substitute with this recipe. Chamomile tea is considered an herbal tea.
Ingredients green tea for kids
- 6 Bigelow Green Tea Decaffeinated bag, not loose leaf – Make sure to get caffeine free tea.
- Fresh strawberries, sliced
- Fresh mint- Fresh herbs make this recipe delicious!
How to make tea for kids
I started by making my tea. I filled my pitcher up and added 6 tea bags. If you aren’t ever sure how many to add, it’s always better for the tea to be stronger than weak. You can always add water later. I placed it outside in the sun for a few hours.
Next, cut your strawberries in half and wash your mint. When the tea is done add both of those and put them in the refrigerator to cool. As it sits there, the flavors mix and it’s so delicious. The longer, the better (I think).
You can find Bigelow Teas at Walmart when you are doing your regular shopping. Bigelow offers more than 130 different varieties of tea so you’ll have a lot to try out. I love that they are a 100% American company and American-made. They’ve sent over 40 million tea bags to our troops overseas in a Tea for Troops program.
My neighbors have moved back to Germany and we try and talk often, but when I pour my tea in the water bottle and carry it around, I can’t help but think of our good friends and how I always saw their little girl running around with her tea bottle. It was such a fun time in our family’s life, getting to know them. Do you have any family memories with iced tea too?
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Iced Green Teas
- 8 cups water
- 6 Bigelow Green Tea Decaffeinated bag
- 1/2 pint Strawberries
- 3 springs fresh mint
- Fill pitcher with water and add tea bags. Set in sun for 2-3 hours.
- When tea is done, add sliced strawberries and mint leaves. Place in refrigerator to cool.
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Wednesday 15th of July 2015
This tea sounds great and I bet my son would love it. He always wants to taste my tea, but I don't want him having the caffeine. Love this! #client