15 Low-Cal Iced Tea Recipes for the Perfect Summer Pick-Me-Up

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Blueberry Iced Green Tea

Blueberry Iced Green Tea
Closet Cooking

This delicious recipe from Closet Cooking is super easy to follow. Simply boil water and steep some green tea into it. Top it off with more water before adding in blueberry syrup. Make sure the mixture has the flavor and level of sweetness you are looking for before you chill it in the fridge. Wait a couple hours, throw in some ice cubes, and enjoy!

Calories: 60

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Cherry Basil Iced Tea

Cherry Basil Iced Tea
The Primal Desire

A good mix of fruits and herbs gives this cherry basil iced tea a refreshing twist: Cherries, basil, boiling water, and lemon are all you need to bring this summery beverage to life.

Calories: 30

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Detox Green Tea

Detox Green Tea
Skinny Mom

Green tea is full of antioxidants, so if you're looking to rid your body of toxins, this recipe by Skinny Mom is perfect for you. All you need are some tea bags, cucumbers, lemons, strawberries, and honey.

Calories: 9

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Ginge and Honey Iced Tea

Ginge and Honey Iced Tea
Real Simple

Grated ginger adds a delightful twist to this recipe by Real Simple. Instead of adding sugar, appease your sweet tooth with honey—a much healthier alternative.

Calories: 39

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Hibiscus Earl Grey Iced Tea

Hibiscus Earl Grey Iced Tea
The Kitchn

This thirst quenching recipe by The Kitchn gives tea a pleasantly smooth flavor, free of bitterness. Just combine six Earl Grey tea bags and a half cup of dried hibiscus blossoms into a lidded jar or pitcher full of two quarts of water. Refrigerate for at least two hours or even overnight. The longer the brewing time, the more intense the color and flavor.

Calories: 0

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Iced Strawberry Tea

Iced Strawberry Tea
CD Kitchen

Enjoy this fruit-flavored recipe by CD Kitchen without the added calories. Simply blend a pint of fresh strawberries and strain them into a pitcher, stir in four cups of cold brewed tea, lemon juice, and some sugar to taste. Chill and serve over ice.

Calories: 74

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Iced Green Tea Mojito

Iced Green Tea Mojito
Skinny Taste

This cross between a tall glass of fresh brewed iced green tea and a mojito might be your new favorite cocktail or mocktail this summer. With green tea, fresh limes, fresh mint leaves, baby arugula, and raw sugar, you can enjoy this refreshing beverage with or without alcohol.

Calories: 110

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Lemon Grass Mint Iced Tea

Lemon Grass Mint Iced Tea
Food Done Light

It's hard to deny the allure of this lemon grass mint iced tea recipe by Food Done Light. All you have to do is tear some sprigs of mint into pieces and them to a pitcher full of water combined with six tea bags. Cut some lemongrass stalk into chunks and bruise with the back of your knife before throwing it into the mix. Top the concoction off with two additional cups cold water, then refrigerate for at least four hours.

Calories: 0

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Mint Iced Tea

Mint Iced Tea
Kitchenability

Add a little extra pizzazz to your plain iced tea with this refreshing recipe from Kitchenability. Chop a fresh batch of mint leaves coarsely before adding them to a pot of boiling water. Turn the heat down to a simmer and stir in some sugar for about 10 minutes. Add in the tea bags and turn off the stove. Allow them to sit until the tea is strong enough for your taste. Remove the tea bags and let the beverage cool down in the fridge. Serve in a tall glass, chilled.

Calories: 50

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Thai Iced Tea

Thai Iced Tea
Dixie Crystals

Say hello to the holy grail of iced teas. Creamy and super sweet, this energizing recipe by Dixie Crystals aims to please with just five ingredients. It's remarkably similar to what you'd find at your local Thai restaurant.

Calories: 80

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Peach Mango White Iced Tea

Peach Mango White Iced Tea
The Scrumptious Pumpkin

Loaded with antioxidants, this fresh, fruity beverage from The Scrumptious Pumpkin will make you imagine an island getaway with every sip.

Calories: 32

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Raspberry Peach Iced Tea

Raspberry Peach Iced Tea
Damn Delicious

Celebrate summer in style with this invigorating raspberry peach iced tea recipe by Damn Delicious. Steep some tea bags into boiling water, then let it cool. Blend together peaches, raspberries, and agave nectar until smooth, then strain through a cheesecloth. Whisk the mixture together with the tea and place it in the fridge. Serve with a straw and garnish with fruit and mint leaves if desired.

Calories: 40

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Slow Cooker Spiced Peach Iced Tea

Slow Cooker Spiced Peach Iced Tea
CD Kitchen

Looking for summer in a glass? Try this slow cooker spiced peach iced tea recipe by CD Kitchen. It might be a long waiting game before you get to enjoy it, but it's totally worth it for the unique peach-infused flavor.

Calories: 35

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Strawberry Basil Iced Tea

Strawberry Basil Iced Tea
Martha Stewart

This drink by Martha Stewart was made for leisurely back porch sipping. All you need is a pound of strawberries, fresh basil, and some sugar to taste.

Calories: 90

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Summer Iced Tea

Summer Iced Tea
The Munchkin

Quench your thirst this summer with this ravishing orange drink by The Munchkin. With some black tea, honey, basil, and mint, you can whip up a pitcher of this concoction in under 15 minutes—it's the perfect way to kick off any gathering.

Calories: 60

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