Pinterest Picks – Flavored Iced Tea Recipes

By Monday, August 11, 2014 5 Permalink

Growing up there was always a pitcher of iced tea in the fridge. While my parents weren’t into the super sugary sweet tea that the people of the south love, they did prefer a nice peach tea and would often order iced tea at restaurants. I always thought it was a generational thing or something they picked up while growing up in Southern California because I never got into iced tea. We always had an abundance of tea choices in the drawer for hot tea, which I enjoyed, but for a cool drink I always chose water over iced tea.

When I started dating Dan I noticed that he also had a thing for iced tea. At first I assumed it was from his college days in North Carolina. But in fact Dan’s love of iced tea came from his grandparents, who also always had a pitcher in the fridge. So I wonder, is a love of iced tea a generational thing that’s passed down?

While I am not an iced tea lover, I do think flavored iced teas can be really delicious and a nice way to shake up your summertime drink selection. When I worked at Starbucks I would usually make myself a Passion tea lemonade so pairing tea and lemonade has always been a good idea in my book. But what about other delicious sounding flavored iced tea recipes? Ones that require a bit more than tea and lemonade. I’ve put together a few inspiring recipes for flavored iced tea including everything from tarragon and orange, to strawberry and basil.

What are some of your favorite flavored iced tea recipes?

Hibiscus Strawberry Rhubarb Iced Tea Recipe | Gourmande in the Kitchen | Pinterest Picks - Flavored Iced Tea Recipes

Hibiscus Strawberry Rhubarb Iced Tea Recipe | Gourmande in the Kitchen

Tarragon Inflused Iced Tea | Eating Reverently | Pinterest Picks - Flavored Iced Tea Recipes

Tarragon Inflused Iced Tea | Eating Reverently

Strawberry Basil Iced Tea | Martha Stewart | Pinterest Picks - Flavored Iced Tea Recipes

Strawberry Basil Iced Tea | Martha Stewart

Home-made Ice Tea with Ginger Mint and Lemon | Drizzle & Dip | Pinterest Picks - Flavored Iced Tea Recipes

Home-made Ice Tea with Ginger Mint and Lemon | Drizzle & Dip

Perfect Peach Iced Tea | Minimalist Baker | Pinterest Picks - Flavored Iced Tea Recipes

Perfect Peach Iced Tea | Minimalist Baker

  • Strawberry basil is my absolute favorite. I’m not a huge plain tea drinker and have to be in the mood for a sweat tea. But combining a juice, fruit or any other falvor into a tea makes me a fan. I think tea is a generational thing because my mother-in-law has tea on hand or has it already made for every Sunday Family dinner.

    • Style & Cheek

      I just got some basil and have strawberries in the fridge so I think that might happen. Your grandparents too? I’m so curious about this because I feel like people of our generation are either super into iced tea or not at all.

      • My grandparents not so much. And my parents were never tea drinkers either. But some others in my exended family love tea.

  • grace

    cute ideas

    • Style & Cheek

      thanks Grace!

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