Low Carb Tea Drinks
With it nearly being Fall, I thought it would be fun to start the transition with different types of tea that are low carb tea drinks. Since I live in a really warm climate, it may be a while before it actually starts getting cool here. Therefore, this list will be a combination of both hot and cold low carb tea drinks. But, they are separated for your convenience. Nevertheless, we will start with low carb tea drinks that are typically drank hot.
Traditional hot teas are naturally low carb tea drinks. However, with tea becoming a more popular drink, some producers have gotten really creative in the way they fuse and flavor their teas. This isn’t a bad thing, but now you have to make sure that the tea does not contain added sugars.
There are many healthy low carb tea drinks that are served warm. Most teas are composed of dried leaves, fruits, flowers, spices, or herbs of some sort. However, there are basically only four types of tea leaves.
Types of Tea
Common types of tea include: green tea, white tea, oolong tea, and black tea. It is very interesting to share that most kinds of tea come from the same kinds of dried tea leaves. Therefore, the different types of tea are related to (1) how the leaves are processed and (2) the added flavors.
Leaves can be processed by breaking or rolling. This process results in what is called oxidation or fermentation. Therefore, the white, green, black and oolong types of tea depend on the degree of fermentation that is allowed to take place.
For example, the white and green tea varieties experience minimal oxidation. The primary difference between a white and a green tea is related to the maturity of the leaves. White teas come from young, immature leaves while green tea comes from mature leaves. Oolong teas are partially oxidized black teas. While black teas are fully-oxidized teas. Again, they are all low carb tea drinks unless sugar is added.
Let’s get to the different flavored low carb tea drinks!
White Teas by The Republic of Tea
|Cucumber Mint||Orange Blossom|
Green Teas by The Republic of Tea
|Orange Spice||Tea of Inquiry|
|Organic Turmeric Ginger||Organic Pomegranate Green Superfruit|
Oolong Teas by The Republic of Tea
|Milk Oolong (Full- Leaf)||Wuyi Oolong (Full-Leaf)|
Black Teas by The Republic of Tea
|Wild Blueberry||Ginger Peach||Blackberry Sage|
|First Flush Darjeeling||Frost||Rose Petal|
Hibiscus Teas by The Republic of Tea
|Hibiscus Watermelon Superflower||Pineapple Lychee Hibiscus||Raspberry Rose Hibiscus|
|Biodynamic Hibiscus||Hibiscus Blueberry||Natural Hibiscus|
Herbal Teas by The Republic of Tea
|Get Relaxed||Get Clean||Get Gorgeous|
Cold On-The Go Drink Mix Teas
Aside from a plain lemon “tea” (lemonade), I am still developing a taste for the cold kinds of teas. However, I have stumbled across quite a few types of tea while online researching low carb drinks. Therefore, I will get right to this cold low carb tea drinks list for all of you cold tea drinkers. Many of you can probably find these at your local grocery store.
Crystal Light makes a Raspberry Green Tea, Peach Mango Green Tea, Peach Iced Tea, and Lemon Iced Tea. They provide all four in this variety pack. This brand is sugar-free, however they use an artificial sweetener to give it more taste.
True Lemon also makes a couple of iced teas including a Raspberry Iced Tea, Lemon Iced Tea, and Peach Iced Tea. This brand is an all natural flavors and colors. So, they do not use artificial sweeteners. Instead, they sweeten their drinks with a hint of sugar and stevia leaf extract.
Cold Unsweetened Bottled Teas
Teas’ Tea provides an USDA organic line of uniquely flavored unsweetened teas. Their teas contain zero calories, zero sugars, and no artificial sweetener. Like most teas, they are high in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.
You can enjoy Teas Tea low carb tea drinks straight from the bottle. Otherwise, you can enjoy them with a fresh squeezed lemon or lime. As an alternative, you can add one of the True Lemon Flavor packets (Lime, Lemon, Orange, or Grapefruit. to customize the taste.
When it starts getting cooler, be sure to check out some of my low carb tea recipes. Most are designed to keep you warm even after you have finished the drink. They keep me sweating in the summer.
That’s all for now. Please let me know if you have any questions or comments about any of the low carb tea drinks.