It’s National Iced Tea Day, Let’s enjoy Iced Tea and Honey

To celebrate National Iced Tea Day, we offer a collection of thirst-quenching Iced tea drink recipes that are easy to make and add to your day. Earlier this year, we celebrated National Hot Tea Month, this is our summertime counterpart, and we’re ready! First, take a trip into the garden and snip your favorite herbs, mint, chamomile, lavender, and rosemary come to mind—ad depth of flavor to any of these recipes with your favorite herbs.

Iced tea served with fresh-picked mint from the garden on Chesterhaven beach Farm

Lavender Chamomile Iced Tea

This Lavender Chamomile Iced Tea is sure to quench your thirst without caffeine. What I love the most about this tea is how completely relaxing it is to enjoy after an afternoon out in the garden. This tea helps reduce stress by settling your nervous system and calming your digestive system. Lavender promotes relaxation, and chamomile eases tension and supports digestion. This recipe is steeped in flavor, not too sweet and not too bitter.

This Lavender Chamomile Tea is sure to quench your thirst.

Lavender and Chamomile Tea

Lavender Chamomile Tea is naturally caffeine-free and a great way to wind down from a busy day. Serve this tea cold or hot depending on your desire.

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Honey Ginger Iced Tea

This Honey and Ginger Iced Tea is simple to brew and makes enough to quench the thirst of you and several friends and requires only a few ingredients. A perfect and refreshing tea drink to prepare for a day on the beach or night by the campfire.

Honey ginger iced tea is refreshing and so quick to make.

Honey and Ginger Iced Tea

This Honey and Ginger Iced Tea is simple to brew and makes enough to quench the thirst of you and several friends and requires only a few ingredients. This is a perfect drink to make for a day spent on the beach or a night by the campfire.

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National Iced Tea Day Celebration

Here in the south, historically, we like our tea sweet. The truth is, in the south, we enjoy “Sweet Tea” year-round, and it’s incredibly delicious. We offer these recipes with a nod to our southern roots, but in moderation in the interest of good health!

Apple Cider Vinegar Honey Detox

You can enjoy ACV Detox Tea daily if it doesn’t irritate your stomach. The truth is, everyone is different. You can make this tea hot or cold and enjoy it once a day. After a while, you’ll notice a little bit more spring in your step and a general overall feeling of wellness.

Apple Cider vinegar tea

Apple Cider Vinegar Honey Detox

Do you know the benefits of taking apple cider vinegar? It's packed with B vitamins and probiotics and is a beneficial addition to your diet. Add to tea to promote detoxification.

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Spinning Lemon into a Tea

Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade with honey and ginger is a thirst-quenching mocktail for you and your family. When the weather starts to get warm, this is an excellent homemade soda. If you’re having a spring or summer garden party, this is a superb signature drink to offer guests. Spring Honey is the perfect sweetener for this drink!

Eastern Shore Honey Vodka with Strawberry Lemonade in glass on pier surrounded by cut strawberries and garnished with mint

Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade

A perfect beverage for a light lunch, our Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade with honey and ginger is a bubbly mocktail that we know you’ll love.

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Lavender Tonic Tea for Face, Body and Home

This classic lavender tonic has a clean, fresh fragrance of lavender buds. It’s gentle astringent, antiseptic, calming, and healing qualities bring relief to skin irritations and sunburn. It’s suitable for all skin types. You can use this spray as a facial or body toner or as an aromatic spray on your pillows, sheets, and blankets. 

Lavender oil is a relaxing elixir. Dried lavender flowers can be used in a variety of ways. One of my favorites to-dos is a lavender body oil perfect for soothing sore muscles and irritated skin and provides a scent that will relax both mind and body.

The Bees Knees Honeybush Tea

We offer a small specially curated line of teas that we believe pair well with honey and can easily be served hot or cold. One of our favorite things to do is make any of teas hot, add some honey and some cashew and coconut milk, and serve over ice. It’s as satisfying as it is delicious.

Bees Knees Artisan Tea in tea strainer with spoon and honey in the background

We recommend that you try this recipe with our Honeybush Tea and or our Artful tea or if you’d really like to experiment, try our Tea Tower or Tea and Honey for Two Tower. In any event, there’s lots of fun to be had with tea and honey!

National Hot Tea Month set with red teapot 2 cups filled with hot tea and a tea basket filled with loose leaf tea on wooden table
Bees Knees Honeybush Tea

Don’t forget the Cookies

Making recipes with tea, even baked goods, are always full of flavor, try these Honey Chai Tea Cookies. Nothing more delicious than a crisp homemade cookie with your favorite tea drink during the summertime months!

chai tea cookies with ginger turmeric tea in red pot and wildflower honey

Honey Chai Tea Cookies

These Honey Chai Tea Cookies are quite popular these days. The honey makes them a little gooey.

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If you decide to try these fantastic recipes, be sure to take a photo and share them with us using #waxingkararecipes on Instagram. We love seeing your photos!

Making tea in preparation for iced tea
A sampling of all four of our teas Raven, Good Night, Artful and Bees Knees

About the Author

kara

Kara waxes about the bees, creates and tests recipes with her friend Joyce, and does her best to share what she’s learned and continues to learn about the bees, honey, ingredients we use and more.

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