Beat the Heat! 10 Refreshingly Different Iced Tea Recipes

Fruits and herbs deliciously combine with iced black, green and herbal tea in these thirst-quenching recipes

Pineapple Sage Iced Tea

Pineapple Sage Iced Tea

Courtesy of Fare to Remember

A heap of edible leaves from a pineapple sage plant steeped in hot water with lime juice and honey makes an incredibly aromatic yet subtle iced tea in this recipe from Fare to Remember. Serve with pineapple juice ice cubes and garnish with a fresh sprig of pineapple sage.

Get the recipe: Pineapple Sage Iced Tea

Cucumber Green Tea Smoothie

Cucumber Green Tea Smoothie

Courtesy of The Fitness Dish

Not only will this icy treat from The Fitness Dish cool your body, it’s loaded with antioxidants and nutrients thanks to green tea, cucumber, maca root powder, and hemp seeds. Garnish the frothy beverage with a crisp cucumber slice.

Get the recipe: Cucumber Green Tea Smoothie

Tipsy Lemonade and Peach Iced Tea

Tipsy Lemonade and Peach Iced Tea

Courtesy of The Comfort of Cooking

This luscious summery cocktail from The Comfort of Cooking is the perfect way to ward off the sizzling sun. Plop a couple of lemon and peach slices into each glass, along with tea, lemonade, fresh mint, and a half cup vodka to get the party started.

Get the recipe: Tipsy Lemonade and Peach Iced Tea

Peach Iced Tea With Mint

Peach Iced Tea With Mint

Courtesy of Jeannette’s Healthy Living

If you’re looking for summer in a glass, try the peach iced tea with mint from Linton Hopkins, executive chef of Restaurant Eugene in Atlanta. His recipe includes peach preserves, which gives the tea a mellow sweetness.

Get the recipe: Peach Mint Citrus Iced Tea

Raspberry, Apple, and Mint Iced Tea

Raspberry, Apple, and Mint Iced Tea

Courtesy of In Season With Razel

This infusion of flavors in this refreshment from In Season With Razel will quench your thirst on scorching days. Berry-infused tea bags, apple juice, fresh lemon slices and raspberries, mint, and sugar combine for a zingy sip.

Get the recipe: Raspberry, Apple, and Mint Iced Tea

Tangerine Raspberry Iced Tea

Tangerine Raspberry Iced Tea

Courtesy of Good Life Eats

A bit of pomegranate juice added to tangerine- and raspberry-flavored herbal tea gives this recipe from Good Life Eats an extra punch of flavor and color. Sweeten to taste with a simple syrup and garnish with tangerine or orange slices and fresh raspberries.

Get the recipe: Tangerine Raspberry Iced Tea

Rhubarb Iced Tea

Rhubarb Iced Tea

Lara Ferroni

Enjoy the seasonal crop of rhubarb in this concoction from MyShopWise.com adapted from Martha Stewart. Boiled rhubarb stalks create the drink’s base, which is sweetened with agave to taste and garnished with mint and strawberries.

Get the recipe: Rhubarb Iced Tea

Lemon Basil Ginger Iced Tea

Lemon Basil Ginger Iced Tea

Courtesy of Sage Recipes

This cleansing iced tea drink from Sage Recipes has the light and delicate flavor of spa water. The lemon and basil flavors are refreshing, while a subtle essence of ginger will keep people guessing.

Get the recipe: Lemon Basil Ginger Iced Tea

Bigelow Iced Tea with Lemonade Ice Cubes and Mint Leaves

Bigelow Iced Tea with Lemonade Ice Cubes and Mint Leaves

Courtesy of Cherished Bliss Contact:

Ice cubes made with freshly squeezed lemon juice, simple syrup, and finely chopped mint add a tasty chill to an iced English Teatime brew. The basic black tea mixes perfectly with the flavors of lemon and mint for a hydrating drink.

Get the recipe: Bigelow Iced Tea with Lemonade Ice Cubes and Mint Leaves

Peppermint Iced Tea

Peppermint Iced Tea

Courtesy of Kitchen Scoop

Peppermint extract gives a kick to this party-sized iced tea recipe. Garnish with lemon slices and mint leaves for an extra summery vibe.

Get the recipe: Peppermint Iced Tea

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