Alright, so I am totally obsessed with Crystal Light’s Peach Mango Green Tea packets. It is so delicious, I take 2 packets with me to work every day. Or night. Whatever. But I like to drink it at home too, and when I make it, I add a little hot water into my giant Tervis tumbler first, then put the packet in to dissolve it, then add more water and ice. The whole process is a little annoying and I can see the little blue specks of artificial coloring in the mix when I do it. I usually choose to just ignore that because I figure if it gets me to drink/chug 24 oz of water in the span of about 15 minutes, it’s gotta be worth it, right?
Well, maybe. Maybe not. I don’t know if there’s any health concerns involved with these little gems. But I figured I could at least come up with something for at home to make the process a little easier and potentially a little cleaner for my bod.
1. Bring 6 cups of water to boil in a pot. Once the water comes to a rolling boil, remove from heat.
2. Cut up 1 medium mango and 2 small peaches into small chunks.
3. Add the cut up fruit and 6 green tea bags to the water. I used Bigelow, it’s got good flavor and isn’t expensive. Plus they have decaf for anyone interested in that crap.
4. Let the tea and fruit “steep” for 15 minutes, then take the tea bags out.
5. Strain the fruit out of the tea. I took a little strainer and scooped up the fruit pieces and pressed the juice out with a wooden spoon to make sure I got all the flavor out.
6. Add 10 packets of Splenda. Use more or less based on taste or even use honey. I’m not a huge honey fan.
6. Let the tea cool to room temperature and put it in a pitcher for the fridge.
The verdict? Delicious. It doesn’t taste like the Crystal Light version, but it’s still really yummy and refreshing. I’ll be making it again.