Nestea Blueberry Mint iced green tea

Box of Nestea blueberry mint Iced Tea

I took a case of Nestea Blueberry Mint Iced Green Tea to a family reunion recently.  I loved it as did several of my relatives that I shared it with.  I was looking for something refreshing, but non-alcoholic that I could sip on throughout the day as I had a two hour drive back home that night.  Yes, it does have 27 grams of sugar per bottle, but on a hot summer day it was a nice cold treat.

When my cousin asked me where I purchased it because she had never seen it in stores,  I did a bit of research.  Apparently, Nestea is a Canadian company owned by Coca-Cola Canada.  That explains why I found this delicious product at a Walmart here in Ottawa, but she could not find it in the USA.

Today I saw a list on Facebook on what CANADIAN FOODS  you would miss if you are a Canadian living in the USA.  Ironically, I took Lay’s ketchup potato chips and the fixings for poutine to the reunion too, items rated number one and two on the list!

I think maybe the list should include Nestea Blueberry Mint Iced Green Tea too!

My cousin also vouches for the blackcurrant flavor too, although I have never tried it.

The Best Iced Tea Recipe…

I can’t remember where I saw this recipe, but I tweaked it slightly producing the best iced tea ever, just in time for summer…

  • four green tea bags steeped in 4 cups of boiling water
  • 1/4 cup 100% blueberry or pomegranate (or a mixture) juice
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup

Stir all ingredients together, then pour into a pitcher of ice cubes.  Due to allergies and/or sensitivites, I make sure I use 100% green tea with no added flavor or preservatives.  Even “natural flavor” is not natural to me!  The same goes for the juices and maple syrup; they must be 100% (no sugar or artificial ingredients)   If you are feeling really fancy, use frozen strawberries, mangoes or blueberries instead of ice cubes.

If you have been following my other posts, all of the ingredients in this recipe are on the alkaline side of the chart, meaning they are healthy, so drink up…