4 Iced Tea Recipes & Flavors for Summer

Updated: May 12

The weather is heating up and the fresh brewed tea is cooling down! Discover some new Summer Iced Tea Recipes and Flavors that you can share with your retail and food service clients. You may just find a new favorite flavor combination in the process.


Here at Flavor Waves, we strive to provide you with trending flavors, educational insights and exciting new flavors.


Approximately 75 - 80% of tea consumed in America is iced. Tea Association of the USA

Tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world next to water and can be found in almost 80% of all U.S. households. It is the only beverage commonly served hot or iced, anytime, anywhere, for any occasion. On any given day, over 159 million Americans are drinking tea.


How To Make Ice Tea at Home


Making Iced Tea at home is fun, easy, and there are many ways to make it at home. You can use cold brew tea bags, loose leaf tea, sun tea, or just pour hot water over the tea bags which is both efficient and simple. The recipes listed below are made by pouring hot water over a tea bag and letting it steep.


To make your flavored iced tea, add the tea bags into a glass jar or pitcher and then add your fruit or herbs. Fill to the top with boiling water and steep for 4-5 minutes. The longer the tea bag is in the water after it has steeped, the stronger the flavor your tea will have. The same goes with flavoring your tea. Remove the tea bags, cover and let the fruit steep for another ten minutes. Strain and place in the fridge. Pour over ice.


Tropical Guava Kiwi Iced Tea


This is a juicy one. With summertime vacations approaching, all we can think about are tropical flavors! Guava and kiwi are delicious on their own but they are even better together.

  • 2 black tea bags

  • 2 kiwis, sliced

  • 3 fresh guavas

  • 3 cups hot water

  • raw honey, optional

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Lemonade & Basil Iced Tea


Springtime is perfect for growing basil! ave a trip to the store and pluck a few basil leaves from your own backyard. The refreshing fresh basil is the perfect addition to the classic lemonade iced tea flavor.

  • 1/2 lemon, thinly sliced

  • 6 fresh basil leaves

  • 2 green tea bags

  • 3 cups hot water

  • raw honey, optional


Hawaiian Coconut Lime Tea


Have you ever tried coconut water in your iced tea? Coconut is one of the all time top tropical flavors for summer. Coconut and lime will send your tastebuds right to the Hawaiian Islands.

  • 2 black tea bags

  • 1/2 lime, thinly sliced

  • 3 cups coconut water

  • raw honey, optional

**Tip: You can also use coconut flavored tea bags and steep 5 minutes. Squeeze lime and cool.




Blueberry Mint Wave Iced Tea


Here at Flavor Waves, we are always looking for the perfect wave of flavor! Blueberry is becoming a largely popular flavor across many industries. As a flavor used in new product development, blueberry has seen 101% growth over the past 10 years globally according to Mintel.

  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries

  • 6 leaves fresh mint

  • 2 bags green tea

  • 3 cups hot water

  • raw honey, optional


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