Summer Iced Tea Recipe

Like jazz, iced tea is an original American invention.  The first patent for an ice machine was issued in 1851 and one can’t make iced tea without ice.  Therefore, iced tea was likely popularized in the US around the 1860’s.  The concept of cold tea enjoyment received international exposure in 1904 at the St. Louis World Fair.  Today, many countries have have their own iced tea culture.

Summers are hot in the Islands so it’s no surprise we love our iced tea.  Here’s a simple and delicious Summer Iced Tea recipe.

Classic Hawaiian Summer Iced Tea

  • 4 parts fresh brewed Original Blend iced tea
  • 2 parts pineapple juice
  • 1 part liquid sugar
  • Mint
  • Lots of ice

Brew up a batch of our award-winning Original Blend Iced Tea.  To make liquid sugar, dissolve 1 part sugar in 1 part boiling water stirring occassionally to avoid superheating.  Combine tea, juice and liquid sugar together when  all are cool or chilled.  Fill tall tumbler glass with ice.  Pour iced tea mixture over ice and garnish with sprig of mint.

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About The Leaf Lover
Aloha, my name is Byron Goo. I started our company in 1995 in my garage. Tea has taken me all over the world since then and I continue to be a student of the leaf and of life. The Leaf Lover is a way for me to share about my passion for tea and our small business. I wear many hats including CEO of the company but I think of myself simply as a tea maker.

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