Summer is right around the corner with heat waves & beach days! Time to refresh with iced tea! Luckily we’ve poured over our tea data from all our tea friends to create a list of the Top 10 Iced teas for Summer at the Little Tea Cart!
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One of the questions I’m often asked is ‘What’s your favorite iced tea?’ ….
A difficult question to answer- I’m one of the 85% of Americans who drinks iced tea at least 8 or more tall glasses and 5+ tea varieties a day! And that doesn’t include all the small sips of testing tea samples!
The best answer to this question is what are YOUR favorite iced teas to sip on a hot summers day! For the answer I had to look no further than real data Tea Tribers are enjoying the most ! Answers on the Join the Tea Tribe subscribe form, market Q& As, surveys, site analytics and sales data show Tea Tribers really are an adventurous & fun group of tea drinkers!
From this wealth of information we were able to put together a Top 10 Summer Tea list that is FABULOUS!
Our Most Popular Summer Teas …
We start the Top 10 Ice Tea Countdown with a year round favorite! Ginger Peach Tea a sweet peachy blend that just makes a Summer Picnic special! Tea Tribers love this blend as a latte- hot or iced. We’ve even hear rumors of it as a base for Summer tea cocktails and salad dressings!
Ontario Lemonade is #9 but is slowly going up the charts as folks talk about this lovely iced tea blend. Made with NYS Maple, sweet Rooibos, lemon myrtle and lemon & orange peel this is a refreshing iced tea-lemonade combination. It’s so delicious it’s been on a famous blog ! Click here to check out how Sand Dollar Lane enjoyed Ontario Lemonade!
#8 Blueberry Medley- part of our Summer Berry Tea Collection. Add a skewer of fresh berries to your iced tea for a decadent Summer refresher!
This was so popular last Summer we sold out! We recommend getting this set early folks!
#7 Citrus Paradisi is a lovely Green Tea with Grapefruit & Cardamon- packed with so much flavor it literally stops traffic at the market when we open the jars!
#6 Raspberry Delight — a bold sweet fruit tisane for a hot Summer’s day by the lake! One Tea friend recommends adding fresh crushed pineapple & freezing for DIY popsicles!
#5 Oh how popular Hibiscus Cooler is all year– but Tea Tribers really drink a lot of it during the Summer! A tisane that’s sweet from apples and chamomile with a gentle tart flavor from Rosehips & of course hibiscus!
#4 Cherry Blossom Tea is a limited edition Green Tea only available from March while supplies last– and is very popular for Summer iced teas. A blend of Japanese Sencha, Hibiscus, Cherries (yes REAL Cherries!) & Rose Hips- beauty in your cup.
#3 I’ve loved Moroccan Mint for years- and then I visited a Turkish cafe in NYC and enjoyed a cup of Apple-Mint tea for breakfast. Wonderful stuff! So when we started this Little tea Cart I knew our Moroccan Mint had to have the sweetness of apples! And yes- this is one of my favorites ALL year long but especially for a hot Summer day as the mint really cools!
#2 Strawberry Delight Tea is so popular it really should be tied with our Blood Orange Tisane for most popular Summer tea! A black tea with super packed with berry flavor & yep- real dried strawberries, blueberries and raspberries!
We’re often ask “Why is it called Strawberry Delight?” Because my son- who is still not sure of his love of tea exclaimed… “Why this is just DELIGHTFUL!” when he sampled it years ago when he was shorter than me…
Our #1 Summer Iced Tea is BLOOD ORANGE TISANE!
It’s asked about, ordered and photographed more than any other blend during Spring & Summer by Tea Tribers!
(PS We love to see your tea pics! so please keep em coming!)
This blend is used so creatively- from sorbets to marinates to floats with sherbet or sorbets! Bold red color and a sweet taste make this a perfect blend with high vitamin C too!
I hope you’ve enjoyed our first TOP 10 Tea List! It sure was fun researching which Summer Teas were the most popular for 3 years back in January!
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Post a comment below & share your favorite Little Tea Cart blend to enjoy iced on a Summer’s day!
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