Is there any more refreshing drink on a hot summer day than iced tea? Maybe iced green tea. Or fruit iced tea. I sometimes see fruit tea on the menu at boba shops, and it’s a refreshing alternative. Sometimes, boba drinks can be a too milky or cloying, but fruit tea — which is basically chilled brewed tea (usually green or oolong) blended with tiny bits of fresh fruit.
This is such an easy drink to make, I hardly think it needs instructions.
The most important part is to take care in steeping your tea. I use a Takeya ice tea maker (Amazon affiliate link), but also like the one made by Lupicia. These have filters built in, but you can also hack your own by using a tea ball (again, affiliate link) and a large Mason jar or heatproof pitcher.
But I know… people like recipes! So here goes.
Fruit Iced Tea
4 tsp. loose tea leaves (I used jasmine oolong, other green teas are nice, too)
4 c. boiling water
1 c. various seasonal fruits, 1/4 inch dice
Honey or sugar to taste
- Steep the tea leaves in hot water for about 5 minutes.
- Remove leaves from the iced tea.
- Add about 1 tsp. honey or sugar per cup of water, if desired.
- Pour over ice and add chopped fruits to each individual glass.
Note: boba straws are a nice touch for this drink!