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Herbal Iced Tea Recipe

This herbal iced tea recipe will help you beat the heat this summer.  Made with fresh fruit juice and fruity tea, it’s the perfect thirst quencher for summertime.  Make a big pitcher for the whole family to enjoy.

Citrus Sunshine Cooler - Pook's Pantry
Herbal Iced Tea Recipe

Herbal Iced Tea Recipe

I love tea.  Warm temperatures call for pitchers of iced tea or sun tea sitting on the porch letting Mother Nature do the work for you. Cooler weather brings spicy teas infused with cinnamon and cardamom or my favorite English Breakfast.

Recently, I wrote a post for a new grocery store in town and I discovered they have a bulk tea section.  I zeroed in on this particular tea, full of dried citrus and hibiscus.  I brought it home and opened the bag. The smell of that tea was absolutely intoxicating. I knew it would be lovely as is, but I really wanted to make a tea drink. So I started poking around in the fridge and freezer to see what I had stashed away.

making herbal iced tea
Herbal Iced Tea Recipe

Citrus Iced Tea

Luckily, I found a pint of freshly squeezed orange juice that I had saved for something else and decided that would be the perfect compliment to this brewed beauty.  Strolling through the grocery store, there are shelves upon shelves of drinks.  Usually, they are loaded with sugar and things that I can’t pronounce.  

I wanted to make a fruity tea drink that could be consumed by the quart and not feel the least bit guilty.  Why by the quart, you ask?!  Well, here’s what happened…  I made a couple of quarts of this and stashed it in the fridge.  I intended to just sit down and have a sip or two.  Next thing I know, there’s an empty quart container sitting in the sink and I’m pretty sure it wasn’t the dog.  

tea mixture in mason jar
Herbal Tea

Look at all of that goodness!  You know it’s going to be amazing! If you are a tea lover, you are going to love this herbal iced tea recipe! This blend has chunks of dried citrus, hibiscus flowers, mango and papaya. It is as delicious as it is beautiful.

Citrus Sunshine Cooler - Pook's Pantry
Herbal Iced Tea

Herbal tea

This tea is the perfect afternoon refresher. It’s caffeine free, so you can give it to the kiddos without worrying they will be bouncing off the walls in an hour and also, if you are trying to cut down on your caffeine intake, it’s a great option.

I would like to go on the record here: this isn’t a sponsored post, I just happen to really like this particular blend of tea and wanted to share it with you. This herbal iced tea recipe is easy and incredibly delicious. I hope you give it a try!

Citrus Sunshine Cooler
Herbal Iced Tea Recipe

What do I need to make this recipe?

Tiesta Tea Citrus Sunburst – the tea I used for this drink
Metal Straws
Quart Jars 

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glasses of herbal iced tea with citrus garnish
Herbal Iced Tea Recipe

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Citrus Sunshine Cooler

Cheryl Bennett
A fruit, non-alcoholic, caffeine-free tea drink
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 48 kcal


  • 3 cups tea brewed
  • 1 cup orange juice fresh
  • sugar or sweetener to taste
  • lemon and orange slices for garnish
  • mint leaves


  • Brew tea: 5 TB of tea brewed in 3 cups boiling water, the tea will be iced & mixed with juice so we are brewing a strong batch. Steep the tea for 6-7 minutes. Strain and cool to room temp.
  • Add orange juice and stir to combine.
  • Taste to determine if you need to sweeten and if you prefer it a bit sweeter, add sugar/sweetener accordingly. Add ice, if desired.
  • Garnish with fresh mint leaves, lemon and orange slices. Enjoy!


Calories: 48kcalCarbohydrates: 11gSodium: 3mgSugar: 11g
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