Summer Iced Tea Three Ways with Pure Leaf


Summer Iced Tea - by Madeline Lu - @lumadeline

* This post was created in partnership with Pure Leaf

Summer has never tasted so good! One of the best ways to beat the summer heat and stay cool is drinking some iced tea (maybe also air conditioning). I chose to partner with Pure Leaf Home Brewed Teas for this post to show you some of our favorite infused iced tea recipes because they are simply one of the best tea makers on this planet. What impressed me is their drive to bring the best teas in the world to their customers, no matter if it is Assam tea in India, Highland tea from Kenya, or Ceylon tea from Sri Lanka. What's more is their care regarding the sustainability of tea making as well as protecting our planet.

I used three different flavors of Pure Leaf's new Home Brewed Iced Tea in the following recipes, Iced Green Tea with Citrus Flavor, Iced Black Tea with Peach Flavor and Iced Classic Black Tea. I found the amount of flavor in these teas are simply perfect. It is fragrant, but not overwhelming, exactly how I like it. For the first two recipes, I only used fresh fruits to add additional colors and taste to the iced tea since they are already blended with flavors, but for the classic black tea, I decided to add my own raspberry syrup to give a twist. Check out the recipes below and let me know what you think.


PS: Pure Leaf has just opened a new Tea House in New York (down in SoHo!), where their tea mixologists will brew some artisanal Pure Leaf teas and craft some exotic specialty creations. But it is only for a limited time, so check it out before it closes on September 24th.

Pure leaf Iced Tea Three Ways - by Madeline Lu @lumadeline
Pure leaf Iced Tea Three Ways - by Madeline Lu @lumadeline
Pure Leaf Iced Green Tea with Citrus Flavor - by Madeline Lu - @lumadeline

Citrus Lover

Make 4 glasses

What you'll need:

How it's made:

  1. Boil water and brew tea letting it steep 2 minutes.
  2. Remove tea bags and let it cool for 10-15 mins.
  3. When cooled, add sliced lemon, orange, lime, peppermint, and syrup. Let it sit for about 10 mins before serving.
  4. Add ice cubes and serve.

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Pure Leaf Iced Black Tea with Peach Flavor - by Madeline Lu - @lumadeline

Peachy Dream

Make 4 glasses

What you'll need:

How it's made:

  1. Boil water and brew tea letting steep 3 minutes.
  2. Remove tea bags and let it cool for 10-15 mins.
  3. When cooled, add sliced sliced peach, blueberry, peppermint, and syrup. Let it sit for about 10 mins before serving.
  4. Add ice cubes and serve.
Pure Leaf Iced Classic Black Tea - by Madeline Lu - @lumadeline

English Classic with Raspberry Twist

Make 4 glasses

What you'll need:

  • 4 pyramid tea bags of Pure Leaf Iced Classic Black Tea
  • 5 cup of water
  • 1 cup of raspberry
  • 3/4 cup of maple syrup or agave syrup
  • 1 /4 cup of blueberries (optional)
  • 2-3 stalks of peppermint
  • 2 cup of ice cubes

How it's made:

  1. Boil water and brew tea letting steep 4 minutes.
  2. Remove tea bags and let it cool for 10-15 mins.
  3. Make raspberry syrup: bring 3/4 cup of raspberry, 3/4 cup of syrup, and 1 cup of water to boil, then reduce the heat to medium low, let it simmer for 5 mins. Crush raspberry as you stir. Turn off heat cover and let sit for 30 minutes. Strain syrup through a fine strainer to remove fruit pieces. Set the raspberry syrup aside.
  4. When cooled, add raspberry syrup, remaining raspberries, blueberries (optional), peppermint, and syrup. Let it sit for about 10 mins before serving.
  5. Add ice cubes and serve.        
Pure leaf Iced Tea Three Ways - by Madeline Lu @lumadeline
Pure leaf Iced Tea Three Ways - by Madeline Lu @lumadeline
Pure leaf Iced Tea Three Ways - by Madeline Lu @lumadeline
Pure leaf Iced Tea Three Ways - by Madeline Lu @lumadeline