Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Tea Time!

photo by Pen Waggener

As part of a new health kick, I'm trying to, well, kick my caffeine addiction. I've been a coffee guzzler ever since high school, when early morning swim practice had me regularly reaching for a giant cup of joe. In college, late nights spent studying (and partying, take your pick) resulted in many a pot of coffee. And when I worked as a reporter for daily newspapers, it wasn't uncommon to see the entire news team mainlining coffee at all hours of the day. 
Needless to say, I've spent many years clinging to a large to-go cup of coffee.
Do y'all know how hard it is to curb that type of a habit? It's like quitting smoking! Instead of coffee, I'm now trying to switch to tea - hot, cold, lukewarm...doesn't matter. My goal: to get down to one cup of coffee each day and substitute tea in the late afternoon when I start feeling fuzzy. 
Speaking of tea, did you know June is National Iced Tea Month? Well, you're welcome - now you do. In honor of this momentous occasion, I've dug up a few wonderful sucralose-sweetened iced tea recipes to get you through the month. Enjoy!

Southern Iced Tea
Pomegranate Iced Tea
Citrus-Mint Tea
Raspberry Tea Punch



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