Consider yourself an iced tea lover? You're in the right place!
Read on to learn more about:
- Ways to make iced tea at home (iced vs cold brew vs sun tea)
- How we designed our own iced tea collection
- How to find the best iced tea for you
- How to steep our iced tea blends
Iced vs Cold Brew vs Sun Tea
There are a few different steeping and brewing methods available to enjoy cold tea. Each one brings out different elements and gives you a unique experience. If you have time, we recommend trying each style with our iced teas to give yourself a new perspective along with your refreshing beverage.
- Steeping tea the classic way. The tea is steeped hot for 3-5 minutes using our normal steeping directions. Then you simply add ice and enjoy.
- Steeping tea in cold water for a longer amount of time to draw out more flavor and less tannins. It can be served over ice if desired.
- Allowing the sun to infuse the flavor and health benefits from the tea by placing the tea in a glass jar in a sunny window or outside, covered, for a few hours until it has reached the desired strength. It can be served over ice.
Firepot Iced Tea Taste & Buying Guide
Iced tea achieves peak popularity in the sweltering summer months, but we believe it has a place for wellness and refreshment all year long. We hand-selected four blends with some of your favorite botanicals and trusted traditional teas and added the rich juiciness of fruit flavors to bring out the best of iced tea no matter the time.
Here, we’ll provide some further information on each one of our hand-crafted iced tea blends so that you can find the taste to match your tea needs.
Learn more about:
- Classic Black
- Mango Bergamot Black
- Passionfruit Lime Green
- Hibiscus Ginger
You can read more about each iced tea blend below, but we have also prepared a visual guide here to help you choose the best offering for you.
Plus, get our steeping guide at the bottom of the page!
Pure, simple elegance
Our Organic Assam Black Iced Tea is pure and simple. As our most popular offering, we like to think of it as a classy number, like the “little black dress” of beverages. It is timeless and elegant without begging for attention. You can keep it simple or dress it up. For example, drink it with a squeeze of lemon, some peach or other fruit simple syrup, muddled mint or follow our recipes for Southern Sweet Iced Tea, Planter's Punch, and many other refreshing beverages.
Every tea-lover’s collection benefits from a high-quality black tea. It is simply refreshing and always delightful.
Sweet, tropical indulgence
Elegant, smooth, and rich are just a few words used to describe our Mango Bergamot Iced Tea. If you are looking for a healthy way to treat yourself, this is the queen of iced teas. Imagine bright and bold black tea masterfully blended with luscious ripe mango and Italian bergamot oil. From the moment you inhale the aroma, you know you are in for a treat. Best of all this black tea is made from organic tea leaves.
The zesty aroma of bergamot is complemented with the sweet scent of ripe mango. For many people, one sip makes them feel like they are relaxing on a tropical beach. Imagine the soft, smooth sand beneath you as you inhale the refreshing sea breeze.
Exotic, refreshing tonic
Our organic Passionfruit Lime Green Iced Tea is a long-time favorite of Firepot devotees! It is extraordinary for its aroma, taste and refreshing quality! Try it alone or with lime and a little bit of honey. The modest caffeine lifts you up without causing the jitters.
Passionfruit is rich in vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, and powerful antioxidants. The flavor is simply magnificent as well as subtly sensual. Infused into tea, many feel that passionfruit tea also boosts the immune system, fights inflammation and promotes radiant skin. The tropical flavor of lime not only offers a tangy twist for your tastebuds, but it boosts your system with a little extra vitamin C and to promote wellness. The combination can feel like a lighter version of a tropical cocktail without any of the downsides. Whether you are taking a break in your garden, reading a great book, or entertaining this tea will see you through.
Sweet, tangy caffeine-free elixir
Our caffeine-free botanical Hibiscus Ginger Iced Tea is a healthy and sweet little treat! The juicy and tart red hibiscus flower is traditionally used for beauty, hydration and a healthy heart.
The bright magenta color and refreshing flavor complement a variety of other herbs and fruits beautifully. It is perfect for those days when you need refreshment but want something more exciting than water. The sweet flavor of ginger nicely balances the tart flavor of the hibiscus flower. The ginger’s warming sensation complements the cooling lemongrass and hibiscus. The flavors, scents, and sensations interplay in each glass. The drinker feels refreshed and ready to face the day. Since it is caffeine-free, feel free to enjoy Hibiscus Ginger Iced Tea in the evening!
- Place 1 teaspoon of Iced Tea in a heat-proof container.
- Add 1/2 cup of almost boiling water then steep for 5 minutes.
- Slowly strain leaves over 1 cup of ice. Add 1/2 cup of room temperature water. We recommend using our long-handled strainer to perfectly strain without burning your fingers!
- Optional: add sweetener to taste.