Fruit iced tea recipes

5 Fruit Iced Tea Recipes To Help Savor Summer

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It’s hard to believe that summer is quickly coming to an end, and that my son will be starting 1st grade in a few days. I’m not ready for summer or his summer break to be over. We have really enjoyed the ordinary moments of summer like extra snuggles, sitting on the porch while Gabe played in the yard, and swimming in the pool on hot days. Here are 5 Fruit Iced Tea Recipes that will help you savor the last few weeks of summer, and help carry you into fall.

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There are so many options for creating iced tea, especially when you muddle in a fresh fruit or herbs. My new favorite tea is an herbal tea from Bigelow® called Perfect Peach®. It has no caffeine, so I don’t have to worry about it keeping me awake at night (unless I drink a whole pitcher and I have to get up to use the restroom). It tastes like peach pie in a glass, and it’s perfectly tasty hot or over ice lightly sweetened.

5 fruit iced tea recipes

Perfect Peach® is good muddled with fruit, or even combined with other tea bags when made by the pitcher. There are lots of possibilities for combinations, but I thought it would be fun to share a few of my favorites fruit muddled tea combinations. You can also swap out a bag Perfect Peach® from these fruit iced tea recipes and use a bag of Plantation Mint® instead.

Fruit iced tea recipes

Fruit iced tea recipes

All of these recipes use Bigelow® Perfect Peach or Plantation Mint® tea as a base, and add muddled fruits like peaches, blueberries, raspberries, or strawberries and fresh mint. I like to lightly sweeten my tea while it is still hot to help the sugar dissolve, and guests can add more sugar if they like. You can also add in a regular black tea bag if you want a bit of black tea flavor. The Plantation Mint® tea is a mixture of black tea and spearmint.

I use an iced tea brewing machine that uses a quart of water and I don’t have to worry with brewing time, because it’s automatically ran into the pitcher. If I’m not using an iced tea brewing machine, I generally allow the tea to steep 4-5 minutes before removing the tea bags.

Peach Mint Muddled Fruit Tea
  • 6 Bigelow® Perfect Peach® Tea Bags
  • 1 quart water
  • 7-8 fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups finely diced fresh peaches

Steep tea and mint leaves for the desired amount of time (at least 4 minutes). Remove tea bags and leaves, and mix in sugar. Add peaches. Refrigerate until ready do to serve. Mix well before serving and pour over ice.

Blueberry Peach Muddled Fruit Tea
  • 6 Bigelow® Perfect Peach® Tea Bags
  • 1 quart water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup finely diced blueberries
  • 1 cup finely diced peaches

Steep tea. Remove bags and mix in sugar. Add blueberries and peaches, and mix well. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Mix well again before serving and pour over ice.

Blackberry Peach Muddled Fruit Tea
  • 6 Bigelow® Perfect Peach® Tea Bags
  • 1 quart water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup finely diced blackberries
  • 1 cup finely diced peaches

Steep tea. Remove bags and mix in sugar. Add in blackberries and peaches, and mix well. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Mix well again before serving and pour over ice.

Blackberry Mint Muddled Fruit Tea
  • 6 Bigelow® Plantation Mint Tea Bags
  • 1 quart of water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup finely diced blackberries
  • optional mint leaves for garnish and added flavor

Steep tea. Remove bags and mix in sugar. Add blackberries and mix well. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Mix well before serving and pour over ice.

Raspberry Mint Muddled Fruit Tea
  • 6 Bigelow® Planation Mint Tea Bags
  • 1 quart of water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups finely diced raspberries
  • optional fresh mint for garnish

Steep tea. Remove bags and mix in sugar. Add in raspberries and mix well. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Mix well before serving, pour over ice, and add optional mint sprigs for garnish.

If you want to add black tea to the Perfect Peach® tea, substitute 1-2 bags of your favorite black tea for 1-2 bags of the Perfect Peach® in the recipe directions.

Fruit muddled teas

Fruit tea recipes

Blueberry Peach Iced Tea

If you don’t want to make it by the pitcher, you can also brew a variety or two of Bigelow® Tea and muddle fruit for the tea by the glass. This allows guests to create their own recipe depending on sweetness and fruit variety desired. We call it an impromptu Sweet Tea Bar. You’ll just need some glasses, ice, sugar, sliced fruit, bowls for muddling, and some spoons.

Sweet tea recipes

It had rained just before I photographed this post and I would normally complain about the residual humidity, but we had a nice surprise. There was a beautiful rainbow over the pond and barn, and we stopped to have a glass of tea and enjoy the view.

Rainbow

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Sweet tea recipes

Iced tea

Bigelow® Tea is available in the coffee and tea aisle at your local Walmart.

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Do you enjoy fruit muddled tea? If so, do you have a favorite fruit/tea combination? I would love to know what kind of drinks you’re enjoying. Check out these tips from Bigelow® for making perfect tea and follow them on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for more tea inspiration.

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1 Comment

  • Reply Courtney 08/08/2016 at 2:25 pm

    These photos are simply gorgeous. I’ve never muddled fruit in my tea and I’m not sure why after reading this! What a refreshing and quick way to jazz up iced tea. Thanks for sharing all of these recipes! #client

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