How To Make Fruit Tea

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Fruit tea is arguably one of the most refreshing beverages, especially if you are looking to swap your regular cup of tea with something sweeter and cooler. Depending on who you are asking, there are two types of fruit teas. One is with the tea, one is without. Today, we check out how the tea version can be made.

What is Fruit Tea?

Fruit tea is a delicate balance of the body and character of tea with the flavor and sweetness of fresh or dried fruits. Depending on your taste, there are multiple fruits that you can use to make this tea. Following are some of the options:

If you are open to experimenting, pick the seasons best, fresh produce to make your tea burst with refreshing flavor.

Flatlay of fruit tea

Fruit tea works especially well for hot days Photo Credit: Shutterstock

How to Make Fruit Tea?

The key ingredients are fruits, tea, water, and sugar or honey. The easy way to go about it is getting a fruit tea mix from your local tea store and let it steep to give you a cup of freshness. However, if you are looking to make it from scratch, here is a recipe to let you do it yourself.

Fruit tea jar surrounded by ingredients

Fruit Tea

We recommend using fresh fruits for this tea. But if you are using dried fruit pieces, remember to adjust the sweetness accordingly, as dried fruits tend to be coated with sugar. You can prepare this a few hours ahead as it is best served cold.
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Course: Beverage, Tea Time, Tea
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Fruit Tea
Appliance: Stove
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Chill Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Prachee



  • Boil water and add the tea bags. Allow steeping for 5-10 minutes, or depending on how strong or light you like your tea.
  • Stir in honey. You can also swap it for sugar or sweetener. Let the tea cool down for 10-20 minutes.
  • Transfer the tea to a bigger glass jar or pitcher. To this, add the fruit juices and slices. Let this mixture sit for a few minutes.
  • Finish it by adding water. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
    Fruit tea jar surrounded by ingredients


Instead of black tea bags, you can also use loose tea leaves, green tea, or white tea. Also, try adding different fresh fruits to the mix.

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Prachee is a content writer for Organic Facts and is responsible for writing on the latest wellness trends. A former Journalism & Media teacher, she prides herself on being able to seamlessly dabble between health, science, and technology. She has completed her Masters in Communication Studies from the University of Pune, India as well as an online course on “Introduction to Food and Health” from Stanford University, US. Prachee fancies herself to be a poet and a cook when the rare lightning of inspiration strikes.

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