Tea on the Trail: Hiking With Hot and Iced Tea
Enjoy spending time hiking outdoors, and want to take your tea with you? Make tea part of your outdoor experience.
Iced tea is a summer staple and your adventure is a prime way to enjoy a dose of nature, your friends and family, and a favorite beverage. And when the weather gets cooler, a thermos of hot tea on a hike can warm you from the inside out.
Hiking with Iced Tea
To brew iced tea with hot water, use twice the amount of leaf you would typically use. For a stronger brew, don’t steep longer, just use more tea. When in doubt, make it stronger, you can always add more cool water later.
Make your iced tea ahead of time, so it’s ready to go at a moment’s notice. Find a leak-proof, easy-to-travel thermos and you’re ready for hiking!
Hiking with Hot Tea
Going on a cold fall hike or winter snowshoe trip? Take your hot tea two ways… either pack your tea leaves and a thermos full of hot water and steep your tea on-site, or bring a thermos full of tea already steeped.
For a single serving of hot tea for you hike try our Stainless Steel Tea Press Tumbler. It’s designed with a fine mesh filter and infusion-stopping chamber, so you can brew a perfect cup without the worry of over-steeping. The double-walled, vacuum-insulated, restaurant-grade stainless steel creates phenomenal insulation and durability making it a very versatile and low maintenance travel companion. Brew, press, sip and enjoy – all in the convenience of a single tea infuser mug!
If you’re going to steep your tea on the go, try a green or white tea that doesn’t need boiling water. Our personal teabags are perfect for brewing up a fresh cup of tea while hiking.
Tips for Hiking With Tea
Brew iced tea the day before your outing
Use traditional hot or cold brew techniques
Invest in a good thermos
Do you want to take a few snacks with you? Finger sandwiches, fresh fruit and cheese with crackers are great options that travel well in a backpack. See the food pairings on our blog: pairing tea with cheese and pairing tea with sweets.
Teas for Hiking
Blood Orange Hibiscus Fruit Tisane
Want a tangy, citrusy blend?
The fruit-forward aroma in this hibiscus tea is a cue to the tastiness of this bold blend. Delightful citrus flavors blend well with sweet hibiscus and orange peel, while rose hips add tartness and apple pieces add smoothness. Bright, tart blood orange shines through and makes a great on-the-go iced tea.
Raspberry Sunburst Green Tea
Looking for a flavorful green tea?
This green tea is blended with colorful hibiscus and safflower petals. Hibiscus underscores tart berry notes, while the green tea is slightly earthy and it has its own sweetness. Crisp lemon brightens the flavor balance and tart raspberry brings the infusion into a delightful harmony.
Peach Fuzz White Tea
Crave a sweeter tea, enjoyed hot or cold?
This summery blend is a melange of slender white tea buds and stems punctuated with bright bits of papaya and safflower. The complex aroma is malty and rich, with notes of peach cobbler. The smooth, syrupy mouthfeel of this lush blend tastes great both hot or iced.
Organic English Breakfast
Could you use a hearty black tea?
Our classic Organic English Breakfast is both malty and invigorating. It’s just what you need to face the day. Its robust and bold, with a brisk, invigorating feel and a rich, malty flavor.