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Find out  how to make the easiest cold brew ice tea with mint, plus these beautiful tea sandwich toasts! This post is sponsored by Lipton. All opinions and content are my own.

beautiful and delicious toast ideas

Today’s blog post is actually a vlog post, that’s a video blog post. I’m so excited to share these ideas for a fresh, modern, reimagined tea time. I have always loved the idea of enjoying afternoon tea with friends and family. It’s such a special time to recharge with a cup of tea and nibbles, and connect with loved ones. I love having tea with my little girls and friends. These toast ideas are a few favorite seasonal picks inspired by tea sandwiches. Plus, you’ll find out how to make a pitcher of fresh brewed iced tea in just five minutes! All the instructions are in the video. Head over to Bright Bites on FoodNetwork.com for seasonal recipes, articles and videos.

Here’s the video where I make these pretty toasts and the easiest cold brew iced tea. Which toast recipe idea do you like best? Avocado toast will always have my heart, but the other combinations like almond butter, banana and cacao nibs, or watercress and cucumber and just dreamy too. I think I could eat a fancy toast with a big glass of ice tea over day for lunch!

How to Make Easy Iced Tea

A pitcher and glass of cold brew iced tea with mint and pomegranate on an outdoor table.

Before discovering the Lipton cold brew tea bags, I thought ice tea had to be made with hot water, which of course means a lot of waiting. It’s great to be able to make a glass of ice cold ice tea at the last minute, when this busy mama needs a little afternoon pick me up. I don’t like my iced tea too sweet, which is another reason I like to make it at home. I can add a drop of stevia, or leave it unsweetened.

Easy Cold Brewed Iced Tea

How to quickly and easily make cold brewed ice tea.

Ingredients:

  • 2 Lipton family sized cold brew iced tea bags
  • 8 cups cold water
  • fresh mint leaves
  • pomegranate arils
  • sweetener of choice (optional)

Directions:

  1. Place the tea bags into a pitcher. Pour the cold water over the tea bags. Let the tea cold brew for 3 minutes. Stir and remove the tea bags. Add fresh mint and pomegranate and store in the refrigerator.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Lipton. The opinions and text are all mine.