The Ultimate Fruit-Tea Sangria Tea Cocktail Recipe
What better way to celebrate summer than with a vibrant sangria tea cocktail? Highlight the very best teas and summer fruits with a thirst-quenching and festive drink.
This super simple sangria recipe is a breeze to put together and will elevate any meal, or a trip to the backyard to enjoy the sunshine. Refreshing iced tea blended with the fruit of your choice and can be made with or without wine. Cocktail or mocktail? Add in strawberries, nectarines, mangos, pineapple, honeydew – your choice! Choose the type of tea you use based on the fruit you have, or vice-versa.
You can make this with true tea and have it caffeinated, or naturally caffeine-free herbals. It’s versatile for adults and kids alike – with or without the wine mixed into the concoction.
Need a nibble to go with this lively drink? Pair you fruit iced tea sangria with Manchego cheese, crisp crackers and fig jam.
See our blog for iced tea brewing recipes and techniques.
Fruit Tea Sangria Recipe
Makes 6 servings
4 cups brewed Strawberry Melon Green Tea or your other favorite loose leaf tea (brewed double strength)
2 cups white or red wine (or fruit juice for a non alcoholic version)
1 teaspoon honey
2 cups chopped fresh fruit – strawberries, blueberries, grapes, mandarins – your choice
Combine tea, wine or juice and honey until blended and honey is dissolved completely. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight. Before serving, add in fresh fruit. Enjoy chilled, over ice.
Tip: If you want use honey to sweeten the tea, heat for a few seconds in the microwave so it dissolves in the sangria easier.
Teas for Fruit-Tea Sangria
Try these fruit-forward teas:
Lush and full-flavored Ginger Peach Black Tea
Sweet and citrusy Lemonade Black Tea
Tropical and lively Pineapple Paradise Green Tea
Big berry Strawberry Melon Green Tea
Woodsy and fruity Peach Apricot Green Honeybush (naturally caffeine free)
Bold and luscious Strawberry Fields Hibiscus Fruit Tea (naturally caffeine free)
Delightful and exotic Apple Mango Hibiscus (naturally caffeine free)
Enjoy the summer!