Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Cold Brewed Cucumber Tea – Video Post

Posted by 9 years ago 19 Comments

No toddler this week as I venture into a beverage idea that’s NOT a smoothie. (As I post this I realized all my prior “drinks” have been in the realm of the smoothie. )

So if you are looking to spruce up your water a bit try this simple idea…

What you need…Cold Brewed Cucumber Tea

  • Large vase or pitcher
  • Lots of ice
  • 3-4 bags of your favorite tea
  • 4-5 thin slices of cucumber
  • Enough water to fill the pitcher

Fill your pitcher half with ice.

Add the tea bags and cucumber slices.

Top wit ice and fill with water.

Let site for about 1/2 hour.

Drink! :~)

As for nutritional information, it’s unnecessary. Tea is free! And the cucumbers aren’t being eaten. If caffeine bothers you this can easily be made with decaffeinated or herbal teas only.

See other recipes using: cucumber, tea, water

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    November 4, 2008

    Do you use regular tea bags or ones that are made for cold brewing?


    November 4, 2008

    Cassie - Great question! I just use regular ones and they still work! I don't think there's a need for cold brewed ones.


    November 4, 2008

    Roni, I normally don't like tea, but I really can't wait to give this a try . . . It looks yummy!!


    November 4, 2008

    Yum. In the summer I always have a pitcher of cucumber water in the fridge. Same concept but with water only no tea. It is SO good.

    Mr. Meltdown

    November 4, 2008

    I think that will go good with my morning breakfast I will give that a try! Might even add a little Splenda to kick it up a bit. :)


    November 5, 2008

    East coast water is great. When you come to Southern California, drink bottled or filtered.


    November 5, 2008

    Oh Yum! I am going to give this a try as soon as I pick up a cuc.


    November 5, 2008

    cucumbers!!!!!!!!! What an awesome healthy idea! Another must for my day ;) .........thanks Roni ;)

    Lisa K.

    November 6, 2008

    Top "wit" ice! Yayah, grrrrrrrrrllllll! ;) A great idea, as usual!


    November 6, 2008

    hey roni, my sister in law got me on the "cucumber in water" trick a few yrs ago, but i'm looking forward to trying it with tea too. it looks so refreshing, and a nice change to regular water. i love all your sites, and read them daily. i'm your biggest lurking fan...ha ha! keep up the great ideas!


    November 6, 2008

    I was a bit hesitant about the cucumber but was pleasingly surprised to discover that this drink is awesome! Very refreshing and a great way to get some good fluids in. Thanks for the idea!


    November 7, 2008

    I love cucumber in my water, but never thought to put it in my tea. Fabulous idea!


    November 7, 2008

    Roni, I just the tea. I LOVE it. I made it in a big crafe on left it on the counter and drunk the whole thing. :)


    November 8, 2008

    Hello If it passes to find to me I have a gift for you! Soon Lorenz


    November 8, 2008

    I do this too with frozen berries for colour - strawberries, blueberries, raspberries. Fresh herbs like mint ad flavour as well. The sky is the limit!


    November 9, 2008

    This looks really good! I can't stand water, so maybe this will get me drinking!!!!!


    November 10, 2008

    I wonder if your water dispenser is slow because the filter needs to be changed? My mom's was fixed by changing the filter. BTW. the whole point of this comment is that I appreciate the idea of leaving water around to encourage me to drink. So smart!


    November 10, 2008

    actually, there is good news about nutrient content of tea! tea contains many antioxidants that eliminate free radicals from the body. Rooibus (red) tea is the highest in antioxidants and is decaff, so perfect to use for kids! i love tea, can't wait to try this one! jenna @


    November 11, 2008

    Thanks for reminding me! I sometimes make this kind of iced tea but I should do it more often. Mint is nearly always a good idea, even with fruit teas like apple. Just one really small thing, and I am kind of sorry that I have to mention this thought because otherwise it will bother me all day: You might want to remove the tags at the end of the teabag strings because of the paper and the ink in the tea. I really wondering if I am seeing too much detail - must be an illness of law-office secretaries...