Strawberry and orange easy iced tea recipes in tea pitcher

The Superior Pitcher You Want To Create Fantastic Iced Tea

By Erika Robertson

There’s so much to love about iced tea, but you don’t have to limit yourself to enjoying it only in the hotter months. Do you have a family recipe you wait all year long to make? We are here to encourage you to drink as much iced tea as you like all year round! 

Iced tea is so much more than a summertime drink. One of the many highlights of these easy iced tea recipes is the seasonal fruit that you can infuse your tea with. You have summertime berries which are always a classic, but think about the gorgeous citrus for winter and cranberries with a sprig of rosemary for fall. 

Before we get to the recipes, you need a tea pitcher that will accommodate all of your iced tea needs. One of the best things about these pitchers is you can steep both hot and iced tea for a two-in-one multifunctional tea piece. 

These might just be the best tea pitchers on the market. If you’re an iced tea lover, you’ll have to try one out for yourself.

Stylish, Functional, and Health-Conscious Tea Pitchers

Easy iced tea recipes iced tea pitcher and iced tea glass with fresh flowers and citrus

It’s important to have a tea pitcher that can handle the temperature fluctuation. The glass should be able to handle scalding hot to icy cold temperatures when you flash-chill it. 

These tea pitchers from Teabloom are renowned for their style, function, and health benefits. They’re perfect for making all of the easy iced tea recipes that follow. Here are some details about these amazing teaware pieces:

Stylish Aesthetic

A gorgeous glass tea pitcher will display all your herbs, fruits, and spices. Part of the huge appeal of iced tea is the visual beauty of the ice and fruits floating in chilled tea. A large glass tea pitcher might be beautiful to look at but it has to be functional, too.

Functional Design

These Teabloom tea pitchers are strong and durable and ideal for both hot tea and easy iced tea recipes. There are a lot of poorly made glass pitchers that may shatter if the temperature changes too rapidly. You want a pitcher that can hold up to the harsh flash-chilling process and Teabloom’s pitchers deliver!

Healthy Materials

Did you know that most teaware is made with toxic materials that contain lead, cadmium, and other harmful chemicals? You want to be sure that your tea pitcher is made with materials that won’t leech toxic chemicals into your delicious tea. These chemicals not only make your tea taste “off” but can also cause long-term health issues. 

Teabloom’s pitchers are made of a sustainable and chemical-free material called borosilicate glass. It’s not only tasteless and a healthier option, but this material won’t shatter with extreme temperature changes and it’s easy to clean!

Easy Iced Tea Recipes for Every Season

To make the most of your tea pitcher all year long, add fruit, herbs, and spices to your tea that are currently in season. The sky is the limit and there is an endless combination of hot and iced tea pitcher recipes you can experiment with. Here are a few iced tea ideas that you can start steeping today:

Iced Teas for Spring

Pineapple and lime easy iced tea recipes for Spring

Rhubarb and Strawberry Iced Tea

The sweet smell of fruit starts to fill the air when springtime arrives. Consider creating an easy iced tea recipe with classic flavors, such as rhubarb and strawberry. 

To enjoy the full robust flavor of rhubarb, create your own syrup over the stovetop with some water and sugar. Use a neutral black tea as your iced tea base, and add the syrup to the tea while it is still hot to fully mix the flavors and sugars.

Meyer Lemon and Strawberry Iced Tea

Meyer lemons are delicious in sweet iced tea. Toss a few freshly cut strawberries into your classic recipe to add a sweeter spin to your everyday easy iced tea recipe.

Pineapple, Kiwi, and Cherry Iced Tea

If you want to experiment with stronger flavors, try mixing kiwi, pineapple, and cherries for a tropical twist.

Apricot Iced Tea

Apricots are ripe for the picking when springtime rolls around. Infuse your basic easy iced tea recipe with fresh apricots, or add apricot puree or syrup to your hot tea before flash-chilling it. 

Iced Teas for Summer

Easy iced tea recipes tea pitcher and iced tea glasses with mint and blackberries for Summer

Berry and Fresh Mint Iced Tea

The hot summer months are what launched the love of iced tea throughout America. Berries are beautiful and so ripe that they look like glowing gemstones. Make the most of these juicy berries while they are ripe and in season by adding them to your summer iced teas. 

Create berry syrups or purees and mix them with your classic easy iced tea recipe. Throw in fresh or frozen berries and maybe even some mint to add gorgeous color and presentation to this delicious tea.

Watermelon and Mint Iced Tea

Watermelon and mint are also a fantastic and refreshing combination for chilled iced summer teas. Use a melon baller to scoop out watermelon spheres that float around among the ice cubes and fragrant tea. Decorate the rims of the glasses with a sprig of fresh mint or a sliver of watermelon.

Peach, Blackberry, and Basil Iced Tea

Peaches and stone fruit are perfect for summer ice teas. Stone fruit is flavorful on its own, but if you want to add a little more flair to your easy iced tea recipe, throw in some blackberries and maybe even a little muddled fresh basil.

Iced Teas for Autumn

Rosemary and berries easy iced tea recipe for Autumn

Grape and Melon Iced Tea

The summer heat might still linger on through the autumn months and iced tea might still be a popular drink of choice for many people. Add fresh grapes and melons to the pitcher — you can even leave out the extra ice in your glass! Instead, freeze your grapes and pop them into your chilled iced tea to keep your cup cool and your tea strong.

Apple, Cinnamon, and Clove Iced or Hot Tea

Apples and cinnamon are a classic combination of fall flavors that can be incorporated into both hot teas and easy iced tea recipes. Consider spicing it up with cloves for an extra zing of flavor. Simply add all of these ingredients to the tea while it is still hot and enjoy instantly, or chill for a refreshing cold spin on the autumn apple pie.

Pear, Rosemary, and Nutmeg Iced or Hot Tea

Pears are also a beautiful fruit to add to your hot tea or easy iced tea recipes in autumn. The best way to get that strong pear flavor is to create a syrup from fresh fruit and add it to your classic black tea while it is hot. To add variety, throw in fresh rosemary sprigs or freshly ground nutmeg.

Iced Teas for Winter

Citrus easy iced tea recipe for winter tea pitcher and iced tea glass with holiday tree lights

Citrus Iced Iced Tea

The cold winter months reap a bountiful harvest of beautiful citrus that is a result of the hot summer and autumn months. 

You might assume that iced tea isn’t a drink you should have in the Winter. But, think about it — what if you sip on a refreshing glass of cold iced tea next to the hot fireplace or inside your toasty home? You have to agree that’s just delightful! 

If you want to try an easy iced tea recipe for winter, infuse your classic iced tea base with oranges, mandarins, and more while your tea is still hot. Flash chill your iced tea and cut some fresh and fragrant slices of citrus to garnish your glass or mix in your tea.

Orange and Cranberry Iced or Hot Tea

You can enjoy this recipe either hot or cold. A hot orange cranberry tea is a delectable and gorgeous-looking addition to every holiday party and even a simple dinner at home. Use your borosilicate glass tea pitcher or a classic teapot from Teabloom to serve hot tea.

Pomegranate, Citrus, Cinnamon, and Clove Iced or Hot Tea

If you enjoy bold and robust flavors, try mixing cranberry or pomegranate syrup with citrus, cinnamon, and clove for an easy iced tea recipe that speaks to the holiday season. This tea can be enjoyed hot or iced as well!

Teaware for Every Iced and Hot Tea

Tea might be one of your all-time favorite obsessions, and here at Teabloom, we are all about it! But if you’re drinking tea, you want to make sure you’re getting the best flavor — not to mention clean teaware!

Teabloom has been on a mission to change the tea industry for the better. How? By designing revolutionary teaware that is not only beautiful but healthy and sustainable. 

Explore hand-crafted borosilicate glass teapots, tea cups, and tea pitchers to make easy iced tea recipes every day of the year. 

Which recipe will you try first? Leave a comment below!