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Tuesday, June 27, 2023

How to Make Loaded Tea at Home

 Loaded teas have gained popularity as a refreshing and nourishing beverage that provides an energizing boost. In this article, we will delve into the world of loaded teas and explore a do-it-yourself approach to crafting these delightful drinks without relying on Herbalife products. By taking control of the ingredients, you can customize your loaded tea to suit your preferences and dietary needs.

Loaded Tea Recipes at Home (Without Herbalife)

I've been drinking iced white tea for many, many years.  I buy the flavored loose tea to make it, but it's getting hard to find lately.

Although I don't mind plain white tea, it can get a little boring after a while.  I drink it every day, so I need some variety.

I started making loaded tea recipes with my white tea.  They are traditionally made with green tea or even black tea, so use the kind of tea that you prefer.

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What is a Loaded Tea?

Loaded teas have a rich history and have evolved into a popular beverage choice for health-conscious individuals.  Loaded tea recipes are a great way to drink more water or tea without adding sugars.  

Although a certain MLM has made these sweet drinks popular, you can easily learn how to make loaded tea at home without Herbalife.

What You Need to Make Loaded Tea Recipes

To create your own loaded tea, you'll need to assemble a few key ingredients.

First, you'll choose a base liquid, which can include water, herbal tea, green tea, or even coconut water.  Personally, I like to use white tea or green tea.

Next, you'll select fruit flavors and extracts to infuse your tea with deliciousness. Options like citrus fruits (such as lemon, lime, or orange), berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries), pineapple, mango, and peach can provide a burst of flavor. 

Personally, I use water flavoring packets.  I know that they are not the healthiest option, but they are easy and help me drink more tea and water.

Natural sweeteners like stevia, honey, agave syrup, or maple syrup can be added for a touch of sweetness. 

Additionally, boosters and supplements such as electrolyte powders, protein powders, collagen peptides, or superfood powders like spirulina, matcha, or maca can be incorporated to enhance the nutritional value of your loaded tea.

Basic Loaded Tea Recipe

Let's walk through a step-by-step guide to prepare a simple loaded tea. 

  1. Begin by selecting your preferred base liquid and, if necessary, brewing it to the desired strength.  I cold brew white tea or green tea.  I use three tea bags in 6 cups of cold water and let it sit for 15-20 minutes.
  2. Next, add your chosen fruit flavors and extracts, ensuring they are well-distributed throughout the tea. If desired, incorporate natural sweeteners to achieve the desired level of sweetness. Enhance the tea further by adding boosters and supplements of your choice, adjusting the amounts based on your preferences. I use two drink packets.  
  3. Finally, give your loaded tea a good mix, ensuring all the ingredients are thoroughly combined. Take a sip and make any necessary adjustments to the flavor according to your taste preferences.

Flavor Variations for Loaded Tea at Home

One of the joys of making loaded teas at home is the ability to experiment with different flavors. Here are a few delightful variations to try:

  • Tropical Paradise Loaded Tea: Transport yourself to a tropical getaway with pineapple and mango flavors. Use a coconut water base to add a refreshing twist, and consider incorporating an optional electrolyte powder for added hydration.
  • Berry Blast Loaded Tea: Experience a burst of berry goodness with a mixed berry blend. Use an herbal tea base for a soothing and aromatic profile, and boost it with a protein powder for an added nutritional punch.
  • Citrus Sunrise Loaded Tea: Start your day off right with zesty lemon and orange flavors. Use a green tea base to harness its antioxidants, and consider adding collagen peptides as a booster for skin health.
  • Berry Lemonade Tea: Use one packet of lemonade flavor and one packet of strawberry or raspberry.
  • Loaded Lemonade: I also really enjoy one packet of lemonade and a packet of peach, mango, or pineapple.

Here are some ideas to enjoy loaded tea at home using drink packets:

  • Lemon lime and blue raspberry
  • Peach, pineapple, and strawberry
  • Pineapple and strawberry
  • Watermelon and cucumber
  • Pineapple, strawberry, and kiwi
  • Pomegranate and strawberry
  • Cherry and lime
  • Peach and watermelon
  • Peach, strawberry, and orange

My absolute favorite is lemonade and strawberry peach.

Optional Additives for Loaded Tea Recipes

Presentation matters, even with loaded teas. To make your creations visually appealing, consider layering different flavors and colors in the glass.  This will create a stunning visual effect. 

Additionally, garnishes such as fruit slices, mint leaves, or even edible flowers can elevate the aesthetic appeal of your loaded tea, making it an Instagram-worthy treat.

I hope this inspires you to make your own loaded tea at home!

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