Wednesday, August 31, 2016

DIY Iced Tea Bar

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August is quickly coming to an end, but summer doesn't have to just yet! Who doesn't love cold iced tea on a hot day? Water and iced tea are two of the only things I'll drink and Bigelow is one of the only tea brands I enjoy. Iced tea is so refreshing and the best summer drink for all ages and with as many flavors as Bigelow has, it's impossible not to find one you love! These warm and steamy summer days are unfortunately quickly coming to an end, so enjoying each and every one is so important. Finding time to relax is only easy in the summer and doing so with friends and family makes it even better. Patio and pool parties are about the only thing I want to do this time of year so I can soak up all of the sun possible!

With Labor Day coming up next week and lots of parties, this is the perfect time to make your guests feel welcomed and cool them down with yummy flavors of iced tea. The new Cold Brew line from Bigelow is a healthy option for more sugary drinks and yet it tastes just as good, if not better! It's caffeine free and beyond easy to make; no water boiling or waiting necessary. The ingredients are all natural too and all you need to add is cold water.

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You can grab your favorite Bigelow Cold Brew Iced Tea flavors in the tea aisle in the Walmart store nearest you!

The two flavors of the Bigelow Cold Brew tea I love the most are the Half & Half Tea and Lemonade and the Raspberry & Lemon herbal tea. These flavors scream "summer" to me and they taste SO freakin' good!

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Grab a few pretty pitchers and pour 4 cups of cold water in and add a tea bag. Let it sit for about 8 minutes, and then stir and serve! I like having some fresh fruit on hand for guests to add in if they'd like for extra flavor. My favorite for the Half & Half are some lemon slices, and for the raspberry tea I love adding in blueberries!

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The Raspberry and lemon tea is my drink of choice every day and I love nothing more than enjoying it outdoors and by the pool! Getting to share these flavors with friends and seeing how much they love it too is what Bigelow is all about. And if you like mixing things up, you can try mixing the two flavors too for an even more fruity and refreshing drink! I tried mixing the flavors a few days ago and it was SO good.

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For more on Bigelow and their new Cold Brew tea line, you can check them out on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook!

What's your favorite summer drink?

XOXO

36 comments :

  1. I love ice cold sweet ice tea in the summer! I'm such a southern gal.

    Alix | www.apintsizedlife.com

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    1. Cold iced tea is my favourite. No doubt iced tea is so refreshing and the best summer drink. Bigelow and their new Cold Brew tea line looks awesome and o ne must give a try.

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  3. Love the idea of an iced tea bar. So creative!

    Greta | www.gretahollar.com

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  4. I adore this idea!! There are so many fun teas out there!

    Rachel | www.theconfusedmillennial.com

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  5. This is such a great idea for parties and showers! Who doesn't love to customize their own drink? So fun!

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  6. This is the CUTEST IDEA EVER!! I am looking for more ideas for my bridal shower and I love this! Especially since a lot of my family and friends don't drink alcohol. Thanks for sharing!

    -Anali

    http://thenuevalatina.com/blog

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  7. That sounds like an awesome brand of iced tea! I really love having a glad during the hot days of the summer, it's refreshing and cool!

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  8. My favorite summer drink is a mojito. Something about the mint and rum all muddled together just screams summer to me.

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  9. I love iced tea! This sounds like the perfect day!

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  10. I'm having a baby shower soon and this would be a lovely idea! I should show my sister.

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  11. I love having cold water with fresh strawberries, lemon and mint! It's an amazing combination!

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  12. I love lemonade in the summer! Iced tea is also a favourite!!

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  13. Oh this looks great! I love ice tea, especially the half and half. I'll be looking for this at the supermarket.

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  14. My son would love the half and half and I would go for the raspberry lemon. I didn't know Bigelow made cold brew tea, so now I have to look for it in my local store.

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  15. OH, my son will love this. He likes iced tea so much!

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  16. Wow! I love your DIY iced tea bar. This is perfect for our party this weekend.

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  17. Wow! I love your DIY iced tea bar. This is perfect for our party this weekend.

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  18. This would be fun for our Labor Day picnic. I love it!

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  19. This is oh so cute and fun!! I think that I could totally see myself doing this at a shower or party. Iced tea for the win!

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  20. Such a fun refreshing idea! So setting one of these up for Labor Day cookout!

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  22. This looks so good! I would eat the fruits in seconds! haha

    Rosalyn | LynSire.com

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  23. Raspberry iced tea is my favorite!

    Fatima
    Publisher | Motherhood Through My Eyes
    http://motherhoodthroughmyeyes.com

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  24. The raspberry tea looks sooo delicious and refreshing! I love a nice cold drink on a hot day!

    Kayla | kaylablogs.com

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  25. What a fun drink to make for a summer get together! May need to try this!
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    Amy | Pastel N Pink

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  26. Super cute! Iced tea is great for a hot day!

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  27. This is such a cute idea for parties or get togethers! I love this and it looks so refreshing!

    Kennedy | kennedyswonderland.wordpress.com

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  28. Obsessed with the photos and everything looks so yummy!

    -Ruya
    sweetshortandstylish.com

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  29. I had no idea iced tea could be made so quickly! I need to pick some of this up at the store :)

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

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  30. This is so cool! Love the photos!

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  31. I am a bigger fan of hot tea, but my husband could drink his weight in iced tea. He would love this.

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  32. This sound great! gotta try this.

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  33. An Iced Tea Bar sounds like a perfect idea for company in the summer! Love that chalkboard easel. :) If I were there, I'd be reaching for the half tea half lemonade! #client

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  34. This is so cute, definitely perfect for summer!
    xoxo,
    Danika | http://whatdanikadoes.com

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  35. As a southern gal, I am a HUGE fan of tea, especially if it's flavored or has a fun twist. Great post!

    xo,
    Sara Kate Styling

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