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What is the best loose tea for iced tea?

By Kevin Borowsky June 28th, 2019

What teas are best iced?

There are hundreds, if not thousands of teas available. Many of them can be iced, but some make better iced teas than others. So out of all these teas, which ones are recommended? We've done the homework for you with over 15 years of experience serving iced teas in our popular tea cafes.

See our top picks below, or view our complete list of iced teas.


Top pick for black iced tea

Kettles Iced Tea Blend

Over the years at our restaurants we developed a formula for black iced tea that has been our tried and true formula. It offers a crisp astringency from Ceylon with deep malty notes from Kenya. This formula is now available for purchase in-store and on-line.

Iced Green Teas

Iced green tea is also very good if you are looking to increase your anti-oxidant intake. Any green tea will work, and flavored fruity teas are consistently popular.

Iced Herbal Teas

We split these into two categories: herbal fruit tisanes and traditional herbal teas. Herbal fruit tisanes- also known as fruit teas are primarily made up of dried fruit, berries, flowers and flavoring. They usually brew very deep and dark. Many of them have a slight tart hibiscus character to them. A little simple syrup or lemonade will balance any tartness and make these extra delicious. These teas do not contain any caffeine, so are good to serve with children. We recommend the entire category - so whether you choose Casablanca, Strawberry Kiwi you'll be pleased with the results.

Traditional herbal teas like peppermint make great iced tea. But nearly all of them can be iced while providing all the health benefits.

Making the teas

Making iced tea is simple.We offer a handy ice tea maker (with a how to video) that has several ice tea recipes directly on the glass!

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