The Best Iced Tea on The Planet

by
LAURYN

Alright guys, this tea is blog post worthy & something that has been on my mind for SO SO SO SO SO LONG.

Funny back story: When I first started The Skinny Confidential, before it was even anything, I had this pink trapper keeper where I kept all my ideas for the blog. A lot of the ideas had to with  food & fitness.

Anyway, when I was little I used to do tap & ballet classes in Solana Beach & across the street was this store called Top of The Bagel. They had this SPORTea® that was the most refreshing thing you’ve ever had in your whole life. I’d get an extra large SPORTea® & a toasted cranberry bagel with cream cheese.

Cut to when I had my pink trapper keeper- the first idea was to do a post on the SPORTea®. Now, 10 years later, I’m finally getting around to doing this fucking post & here we are.

This tea is so nostalgic to me & a tea that I’ve kept drinking throughout the years because it really reminds me of ballet. You guys will all fall in love with this tea because it’s legit. So, I’m staying true to my word & 10 years later FINALLY doing this post!

No, no, no this isn’t some detox, skinny, flat tummy tea bullshit. This is the real deal.

So we’re gonna break down the best iced tea in the world, but I also want to touch on a hot tea I’ve been loving lately. So in the spirit of my pink trapper keeper & the first blog post I wanted to write but never did, let’s talk about SPORTea®.

To summarize it’s “a delicious, high-performance nutritional drink for adults and children alike formulated for active people desiring a nutritious alternative to coffee, soda, alcohol, and sugary “athletic” drinks.” It’s really popular with athletes & a lot of restaurants serve it as thier signature drink.

First off, let’s talk ingredients:

♡ Premium Grade Imported Teas

Contains both black & green teas, plus other herbs. The botanicals provide a natural way to satisfy hung during weight loss or diet programs & do not affect the stomach or nerves adversely.

♡ Siberian Ginseng ‘Eleuthero’

This is one of the main ingredients in SPORTea®. It’s considered an endurance builder, stamina enhancer & stress reliever. Ginseng is also an adaptogen which helps combat daily stress & strains of everyday living like headaches & body aches.

Ginger

Ginger enhances blood flow & promotes better circulation. It can minimize the discomfort associated with colds & flu such as headaches, tense muscles, & stomach pain.

Brazilian Maté

This ingredient is a South American favorite that is preferred over coffee in many countries due to its lack of harsh acids & plentiful variety of naturally occurring vitamins, minerals, & trace elements. Brazilian Maté also acts to suppress the appetite while nourishing the body.

Vitamin C

This ingredient is the single most important vitamin for maintaining optimum health & warding off illness. SPORTea® contains a rich supply of this crucial vitamin, which the body cannot produce itself.

Trace Minerals

Potassium – an important electrolyte that helps minimize fatigue & cramping during & after intense exercise. This also helps diffuse stress symptoms.

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Just imagine the most thirsty situation where you’re dying for something to quench your thirst. THIS is what you want. What I do is fill this specific pitcher with hot water & 2 SPORTea® bags then leave it in the fridge overnight. When I wake up I grab a nice, big, double-wall Bodum glass  like the ones the Kardashians use & fill it with ice, the tea, & a Softy Straw. Yum.

Sidenote: if you guys don’t know about these chic glasses, let me fill you in. TRÉS MOTHERFUCKING CHIC. This was a recommendation from Ingrid & she really delivered. They’re light-weight, chic, fun, BPA free, easy to wash & look so cute on Instagram. Never going back to ceramic mugs EVER.

Anyway what I like about this tea is that it’s refreshing & gives you energy but not in a Redbull, shaky, Adderall kind of way. Actually a lot of people drink this when they’re sick because it’s very settling for their stomach. Again, there are lots of electrolytes in it so it’s good when you’re sick.

This tea has been around for over 20 years & it’s very legit. & I’m telling you this is a TSC find if I’ve ever seen one. I mean, it was the first idea in my trapper keeper when I was thinking of ideas for the site. You guys gotta try it.

Since we’re on the subject of tea, I have to tell you about my favorite hot tea right now. It’s Kusmi BB Detox tea & I discovered it at a French little lymphatic drainage massage place. I shipped it right in from Paris, & it has hints of grapefruit & dandelion.

You can also drink this out of your chic Bodum mug. Michael has been making this for me every night since I’ve been pregnant. & don’t let the word ‘detox’ scare you. It’s not an actual detox, flat tummy tea. It’s filled with a blend of Yerba mate, rooibos, guarana, dandelion & a zing of grapefruit. It’s delicious. You should know that you can drink this tea iced too, but I like this one hot. It’s super high quality & I think everyone should have 2 boxes on hand at all times.

As you guys know I’m a human guinea pig & I have been drinking these teas for a while. I can fully say that both of these teas get master list approval.

Would love to know if there are any teas you guys love that I need to try. I’ll taste test any recommendations with my pinky in the air, especially since I can’t have any skinny margaritas right now.

BRING ON THE TEA. Until next time…

x, lauryn

+ grab yourself the chic Bodum mugs here.

++ try adding some inulin to your tea for some extra fiber.

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  1. AvatarLisa

    I love iced tea but what does this specific tea taste like? Lemon? It’s not some nasty diet tasting tea is it? I can’t get down with tea that’s funky.

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  2. AvatarGitana

    Definitely ready for some tea in my fridge to grab when I want something more flavored than water! I’m going to totally give this a try. Do you just pitcher + bags + water + fridge overnight? It sounds so nice and simple! 🙂
    Also I love that this was an idea you had 10 years ago. And the throwback aspect of this tea is pretty rad. Thanks for the rec!
    xx Gitana
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  3. AvatarShannon

    omg SUCH a throwback bc I was obsessed with this tea back when I lived in Dallas like in 2012!! I totally forgot about it until this post. Can’t freaking wait to order this – not to mention I looove Eleuthero. Other teas that I think you’d love are: Kusmi Algotea {green tea + mint + seaweed}; Juniper Ridge Wild Mint + Sage; & TWG Alexandria {green teas + sweet & spicy mints + warm spices + flower petals}.LOVING these Trapper Keeper TSC posts 🙂 x Shannon • www.essellesse.com
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  4. AvatarVoula

    My favorite is by a local Montreal brand Actumus called PHT, it’s an alkalizing tea made of burdock root , white oak bark, plantain herb, comfrey leaf , black walnut hulls, marshmallow root , white willow bark and mint. I add a cinnamon stick , cardamom pod and/or star anise , it is delicious ! And of course some simply inulin 🙂

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