Fruit Tea is one of my favorite brews to drink when the weather warms up. Fruit teas are delicious and refreshing with no caffeine, so you can drink them any time during the day or in the evening.
If you are looking for a great beverage to replace soda, look no further. Fruit teas are a healthy, flavorful option.
Because of their fabulous flavor, there's no guilt, just pure enjoyment. They're also an excellent option for the kiddos, with no added sugar unless you choose to add some.
Fruit teas can be enjoyed either hot or cold, but at this time of year, I prefer to drink them as iced teas.
A few of my favorites are:
- Mango & Friends has an intense mango flavor paired with other tropical fruits.
- Strawberry Cream Fruit Tea is loaded with strawberry flavor.
- Organic Hibiscus Sangria is a medley of tropical flavors.
- Sunny Lemonade tastes just like sweet, tart lemonade.
- Grandma's Garden is a wonderful mix of all things berry.
- Pink Dragonfruit with Ginger is a refreshing combination of sweet dragonfruit, raspberry, and ginger.
- Pomegranate and Lime pairs two great flavors together for a refreshing summer drink.
- Summertime Delite combines cucumber, pineapple, and mint to create a spa-like beverage.
Sadly, the Pomegranate and Lime and Summertime Delite are discontinued and will no longer be available when my supply is gone. If you enjoy these two teas, I highly encourage you to act quickly to restock your supply, or if you thought the flavors sounded yummy grab a couple of ounces before they're gone.
A few things to know about enjoying fruit teas over ice.
The preferred brewing method is to brew them as hot tea, cool them for a while at room temperature, and then finish chilling in the refrigerator.
You could also do a flash chill with the full amount of tea but half the amount of water. Once brewing is complete, add ice to make up the additional water.
Example: if you want to flash chill 16 ounces of fruit tea, add 2-3 heaping teaspoons of tea to 8 ounces of boiling water. Brew for 5 minutes. Remove the tea after brewing and add enough ice to bring the water level to 16 ounces. This will quickly chill your tea.
The method I don't recommend is cold brewing! This is mainly because hot water releases the flavors of the fruit to give you a more flavorful cup of tea.
Also, when purchasing your fruit teas, I suggest you start with a minimum of 2 ounces. Fruit teas are heavier by volume, so the number of cups per ounce isn't the same as some of the lighter, fluffier teas, and you want enough to enjoy multiple cups of tea.
Another tip I happily pass on is to brew your fruit teas and then pour the tea into ice cube trays and freeze. Use these ice cubes to chill your tea. When they melt, it'll just be more of the delicious fruit tea flavor and not just water added to your tea.
I encourage you to sample these great fruit teas and enjoy the refreshing taste of fruit in your cup.