Why Drink Summer Sweet Tea?

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The gloriously warm days of summer are just around the corner, I can feel it. And along with it comes the best drink of the season, sweet iced tea. Good home brewed sweet tea is seemingly simple to make but mastering the art takes a little time. Learning from my mother, I have been brewing sweet tea almost every day for 30 years. My goal is to bring that same wonderful iced tea to you.

I take great care in brewing my tea with only premium ingredients and no artificial flavorings. The best way to make great tasting tea is by the infusion method, allowing the tea leaves to unfurl in the hot water releasing all of its wonderful flavors. I use a custom blend of high quality black tea leaves, flavor with pure cane sugar and add 100% lemon juice for a bit of pure flavor.

Tea is a natural source of antioxidants and growing evidence suggests antioxidants have many positive health benefits. Since our tea is directly brewed just before bottling, it maintains the same level of antioxidants found in a freshly brewed cup of tea.

But what about all those calories from sugar you ask? The sugar I use is pure cane so it is not genetically modified, like high fructose corn syrup. Again, I do not use anything that is artificial in my iced teas.

Remember, sugar is not the devil; you can savor the joy of sweetness if you remember to take everything in moderation. The human body runs on glucose.

One teaspoon of granulated white sugar is equal to about 4.2 grams. My Summer Sweet Tea contains about 2 teaspoons per serving. A gram of sugar contains 4 calories. One serving of my iced tea is about 38 calories.

Here is a little chart you might find interesting.

Calories burned per mile by walking

 

Speed/Pounds

100 lb

120 lb

140 lb

160 lb

180 lb

200 lb

220 lb

250 lb

275 lb

300 lb

2.0mph

57

68

80

91

102

114

125

142

156

170

2.5mph

55

65

76

87

98

109

120

136

150

164

3.0mph

53

64

74

85

95

106

117

133

146

159

3.5mph

52

62

73

83

94

104

114

130

143

156

4.0mph

57

68

80

91

102

114

125

142

156

170

4.5mph

64

76

89

102

115

127

140

159

175

191

5.0mph

73

87

102

116

131

145

160

182

200

218

                      Med Sci Sports Exerc 2000;32 (Suppl):S498-S516.

 

So fill a nice tall glass bursting with ice and indulge in a simple, healthful pleasure. 

It just tastes good!

P.S.  A glass of wine is about 100 calories.

 

Posted in antioxidants, calories, high fructose corn syrup, iced tea, sugar, summer, sweet tea, tea, wine


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Alice
Alice

December 21, 2015

Honey is a sugar so it has calories aptlmxioapery 4 Calories per gram.If the bottler can get the calories below 1 calorie (actually below 0.5 calorie) per serving, they are allowed to claim 0 (zero) calories.The sweetness may be coming from artifical sweeteners.

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