Seven Refreshing Iced Tea Recipes

Seven Refreshing Iced Tea Recipes

As the days get warmer, nothing quite hit the spot like a tall glass of iced tea. I imagine that's why as we approach summer, today is National Iced Tea Day. Whether you’re looking for something tart and thirst-quenching or creamier and sweet enough to double as dessert, there is surely an iced tea combination that will have your friends craving for more! In this post, we invite you into our iced tea journey by taking all five senses on an adventure. Get ready to enjoy delicious recipes guaranteed to become reliable crowd pleasers - each designed with both flavor complexity and ease in mind!

Iced tea served with fresh-picked mint from the garden

Iced Tea from Loose Leaf: Lavender Chamomile Recipe

Discover the ultimate thirst-quencher: Lavender Chamomile Iced Tea. This delectable tea can also be prepared using the cold brewing method, which involves steeping the tea in cold water for several hours to produce a smoother, less bitter flavor. It can offer relaxation and a calming effect on your nervous system and digestive system. The combination of Lavender and Chamomile promotes relaxation, eases tension and supports digestion. Nothing beats the calming and refreshing experience of this tea after a long afternoon in the garden. The recipe is steeped in flavor, striking a perfect balance between sweet and bitter. Try it today!

This Lavender Chamomile Tea is sure to quench your thirst.

Butterfly Pea Tea Lemonade Soda

Unleash the magic of Butterfly Pea Flower Tea with our refreshing Butterfly Pea Tea Lemonade Soda! You can also experiment with green tea for a bright and delicate taste that pairs well with the citrus notes of the lemonade. This loose leaf tea is a natural wonder that evolves into astonishing shades of blue and purple when combined with lemon, honey, or your preferred liquor. From soft sky blue to rich violet-blue and bold fuchsia, discover the endless possibilities of creativity with this vibrant tea- with no need for tea bags.

Honey Ginger Iced Tea

This Honey and Ginger Iced Tea is simple to brew, makes enough to quench the thirst of you and several friends and requires only a few ingredients. For a smoother and less bitter flavor, you can use the cold brew method by steeping the tea in cold water and refrigerating it for several hours. A perfect and refreshing tea drink to prepare for a day on the beach or at night by the campfire.

National Refreshing Iced Tea Day

 Happy National Iced Tea Day! Iced tea drinkers have a variety of preferences when it comes to sweetness levels and brewing methods. To help you celebrate, we’re sharing 7 irresistible iced tea recipes. When making iced tea, it's important to select the right tea and brewing method to achieve the perfect balance of flavor and refreshment. And don’t worry – just because we use a little honey in our tea doesn’t mean it’s overly sweet. In fact, our southern roots teach us that a touch of sweetness is a must for a refreshing glass of “Sweet Tea,” which we enjoy all year long. Plus, we always keep moderation in mind for our health. Sip away and enjoy!

Apple Cider Vinegar Honey Cold Brew Detox Tea

Speaking of good health, you can enjoy ACV Detox Tea daily if it doesn’t irritate your stomach. Herbal teas, like chamomile and peppermint, can also be used for their soothing and detoxifying properties. The truth is everyone is different. You can make this tea hot or cold and enjoy it once a day. After a while, you’ll notice more spring in your step and general overall wellness.

Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade

Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade with honey and ginger is a thirst-quenching mocktail for you and your family. For an added twist, you can use frozen fruit instead of ice cubes to add a subtle sweetness and extra flavor to your drink. When the weather starts to get warm, this is an excellent homemade soda. This is a superb signature drink to offer guests if you’re having a spring or summer garden party, making your iced tea pitcher the main event. Spring Honey is the perfect sweetener for this drink!

Summertime Sangria

Think summertime and you can’t help but think of sangria! Using a base of delicious iced tea can enhance the flavor of your sangria and make it even more refreshing. It’s the perfect companion to warm evenings and good company. A staple at barbecues and campfire gatherings, this wine punch is the ultimate beverage for entertaining large groups of friends. Our Summertime Sangria takes things to the next level, using Bee Inspired Honey instead of cane sugar for an even sweeter taste and our other secret ingredient is our loose leaf Midnight Berry Tea.

The Bees Knees Honeybush Loose Leaf Tea Latte

We offer a small, specially curated line of teas that pair well with honey and can quickly be served hot or cold. Using high-quality tea leaves can make a significant difference in the flavor and aroma of your tea latte. One of our favorite things to do is make any of the teas hot, add some honey and some cashew or coconut milk, and serve over ice. A simple iced tea latte is as satisfying as it is delicious.

National Hot Tea Month set with red teapot 2 cups filled with hot tea and a tea basket filled with loose leaf tea on wooden table
Loose Leaf Bees Knees Honeybush Tea

Don’t forget the Tea Cookies.

Making recipes with tea, even baked goods, are always full of flavor; try these Honey Chai Tea Cookies. Homemade iced tea can be made using various methods, including hot brewing and cold brewing.

Summertime may be the hottest season of the year, but now you know how to stay refreshed with some delicious and satisfying iced tea recipes. Cold brewed tea, which is steeped in cold water for an extended period, offers a smooth and refreshing alternative to traditional iced tea. Whether you go for a classic with no frills or a wild magical potion of flavors, grab yourself a glass and savor it on the patio with a homemade cookie or two. Don’t forget to bring along your camera too - we’d love to see your creations! Hashtag your photos #beeinspiredicedtea so that all of us in the community can enjoy them too. So don’t wait around - make it yours and start sipping. Enjoy any of these beautiful refreshing iced tea recipes and share a snapshot with us on Instagram!

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About the Author

Kara waxes about the bees, creates and tests recipes with her friend Joyce, and does her best to share what she’s learning about the bees, honey, ingredients we use and more. Read more about Kara