We’re constantly searching for more teas that taste just as awesome (if not more!) iced as they do hot. To refresh your memory: Some teas benefit from the flavor changes that come with icing your tea down. When some teas are chilled, sweeter or less astringent flavor notes will surface, creating a sensory experience you probably never expected. Here are three more teas that will blow your mind when you try them iced.
What’s more refreshing than mint? Iced mint tea. Moroccan Mint is a blend of Gunpowder green tea and fresh mint cools the palate without being too overpowering. If you’re looking for a more intense flavor, try Pacific Coast Mint. Without the green tea to cut the powerful mint flavor, you’ll be hit with a punch of icy freshness. Moroccan Mint is also slightly lower in caffeine than other green teas because of its blend. This means it’s a perfect choice for somebody who can handle a little caffeine, but doesn’t want the full effects.
It shouldn’t be too surprising that Plum Oolong is delicious iced. After all, its peach counterpart, 12:00 PM, is the perfect iced tea to accompany your lunch. While this tea is tangy hot, it’s even fruitier iced. Without heat masking some of the more subtle flavor notes, you’ll get more of the plum’s sweetness when you drink this tea iced. It’s enough to give you a pop of flavor, but still subtle enough that you can enjoy a tall glass of this tea without being overpowered by plum!
Ever try a blueberry white tea at one of those major coffee shops? Here’s how you make your own at home. Blueberry Pomegranate is a white peony base with notes of blueberry and pomegranate, of course! Real blueberries help sweeten this white tea blend, with the pomegranate flavor playing second fiddle. When chilled, these round berry notes become even more pronounced. Because this white tea has a more delicate flavor profile, we suggest using a little more than the recommended amount of tea when preparing it iced. You’ll love the sweet, fruity flavors.
Keep experimenting with teas you think could be tasty iced. Almost every tea works served chilled and you might discover a tea that will keep you refreshed all through the summer.