Tea Ice Cubes for Iced Tea and Summer Pops
Are you disappointed when your iced tea gets watered down when ice cubes melt? Tea ice cubes solve that little summer problem. There’s no use in an ice-less brew, so we’ve given you a few recipes for making ice cubes with tea. They keep your cold drink cold while not watering down the flavor.
How to Make Tea Ice Cubes
Freeze it! Be sure your tea ice cubes stay in the freezer for at least four hours so they will be solid.
These teas make great tea ice cubes:
And to make tea ice cubes even more cool in your glass, try adding:
Lavender buds in ice cubes with Harmony Tulsi Herbal Tea
Rose petals in our White Mimosa White Tea ice cubes
Fresh mint leaves with Chocolate Mint Rooibos
Lemon zest in Juicy Fruit Yerba Mate
Tea ice cubes also make a fun little summertime pops all on their own. Freeze them into popsicle trays, and enjoy them as a treat in place of sugary ice pops. You can also blend tea ice cubes with a bit of fruit juice for added sweetness, or add them to smoothies.
Use tea ice cubes to make any cocktail or fruit juice tastier. Try adding Raspberry Champagne White Tea ice cubes to a glass of your favorite glass of sparkling wine. In general, just brew the tea with a little more leaf than you usually would, cool and freeze.
Read on for a couple of summer’s best beverage recipes.
Ginger Earl Grey Tea Ice Cubes
Start with our Premium Earl Grey. Add a few fresh ingredients, freeze, and you have a new summer drink of choice.
3 tablespoons grated ginger root
4 teaspoons lemon juice
3 tablespoons local honey
3 tablespoons water
4 tablespoons Premium Earl Grey
6 cups water
In a small mixing bowl whisk ginger, lemon, honey with water. Pour into ice cube tray. Freeze at least three hours or overnight. Brew additional Premium Earl Grey as usual, cool and add ice cubes.
Chai Tea Latte Iced Cubes
Love chai? Add a few concentrated Organic Masala Chai black tea ice cubes to a cup of your cup of milk of choice. As the special cubes melt this will become your new favorite iced-latte.
Steep it strong and the bold and delicious spices like cardamom, ginger, clove, and cinnamon will shine.
2.5 cups water
4-5 teaspoons loose-leaf Organic Masala Chai
2 tablespoons raw sugar
Star anise for visual interest (and a little extra spice)
Serve with 4-5 cups of your favorite milk
Brew your tea with a bit more leaf than usual. Let steep for 5 minutes. Strain and let the tea cool, then pour the infused tea into an ice cube tray. Add in a few whole star anise in some of the cubes, and freeze.
Once frozen, add three chai tea ice cubes to your glass of milk. Garnish with a dash of cinnamon.
Vanilla Matcha Green Tea Latte Ice Cubes
Is matcha your favorite? You know matcha is healthy and delicious. Start with Vanilla Matcha Green Tea Powder, your favorite milk and a mesh strainer, to create these delicious tea ice cubes.
1 3/4 cup water
1 tablespoon Vanilla Matcha Green Tea Powder
2 tablespoons milk (if you like it sweet use one tablespoon sweetened condensed milk in place of one tablespoon)
Combine water, matcha powder, and milk until matcha is completely incorporated and there aren’t any clumps. Pour matcha mixture through the mesh strainer and mix more if needed. Pour into ice cube tray and freeze.
For another summer refresher, try our Tea Soda Recipes.
Enjoy the summer with these fun tea ice cubes!