How to Make Fresh Fruit Green Teas

How to Make Fresh Fruit Green Teas

Erin O’DonnellApril 03, 2024
  • As the weather warms up and the flowers start to bloom, it's the perfect time to enjoy a refreshing glass of fruity green tea. Packed with antioxidants and vitamins, these teas are not only delicious but also offer a range of health benefits. Here's how you can make your own fresh fruit green teas this spring.

What You'll Need

  • Cold-brewed Sencha Green Tea
  • Mason Jar with a Lid
  • Muddler
  • Agave Nectar
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Fresh Herbs

Step 1: Start With Your Cold-Brewed Sencha Base

We recommend our Sencha Organic Green Tea.

How to Brew Cold-Brew Tea (Pitcher/Natural Paper Bags)

  1. Start with a glass cold brew tea pitcher or our tea filter natural paper bags. Each of our iced tea boxes/bags has directions listed for the ratio of water to tea.
  2. Place your blend into the pitcher or filters.
  3. Soak or pour cold, filtered water over your tea.
  4. Let it steep for 6-8 hours.

How to Brew Cold-Brew Tea (Iced Tea Pouch - For Groups or Multiple Drinks)

1. Add one pre-made Storehouse Tea Iced Tea Pouch to a 2-quart pitcher.

  • If you are using our Natural Fiber Disposable Tea Filter or our Mist Iced Tea Jug:  
    • 7 teaspoons (check the side of the tea box for specific spoon size) to a Mist Iced tea jug.
    • 7 teaspoons (check the side of the tea box for specific spoon size) to a Large Natural Fiber Disposable Tea Filter.

2. Gently fill the pitcher / Ice Tea Jug with cold water (filtered if possible) and cover the pitcher.

3. Place the pitcher in your refrigerator and wait until it reaches the desired strength. Usually this takes 6-8 hours. When cold brewing you can leave the iced tea pouch in or take it out. Cold brewing prevents you from over steeping

Step 2: Add Fresh Fruits & Herbs

Add Fresh Fruits to Your Green Tea

Next, choose your favorite fresh fruits to add to your green tea. Berries like strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries are popular choices, as they add a burst of flavor and a dose of antioxidants. Citrus fruits like lemons, limes, and oranges can also add a refreshing twist to your tea.

To take your fruity green tea to the next level, consider adding herbs and spices for extra flavor and health benefits. Mint, basil, and ginger are great options for adding a refreshing kick to your tea.

Try These Combinations

In a mason jar with a muddler, combine:

  • Strawberry Basil:
    • 3 strawberries
    • 4 blueberries
    • 4 basil leaves
  • Watermelon Mint:
    • 4 small chunks of watermelon
    • 5 mint leaves
  • Mango Pineapple Ginger:
    • 3 small chunks of mango
    • 2 small chunks of pineapple
    • 1/2 inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled
  • Blackberry Grapefruit:
    • 4 blackberries
    • 1 slice of grapefruit

Step 3: Muddle the Fruit & Herb

Muddle the fruit and herbs with a splash of agave nectar in a mason jar.

Tips for Muddling Your Ingredients

Be sure to gently crush the fruits and herbs in the base of a mason jar to release their flavors and oils. For delicate items like mint leaves, a light press and twist are sufficient. For firmer fruits like berries, a firmer press might be needed to release their juices. Avoid over-muddling as this can lead to bitterness from broken seeds or stems.

Step 4: Add Ice, Your Green Tea & Shake!

Once you've brewed your Sencha Green Tea, combine your tea and desired amount of ice into your mason jar. Add the lid and shake vigorously.

 

Step 5: Garnish & Enjoy

Finally, garnish your delicious drink with more fruit or a sprig of herbs and enjoy!

These chilled drinks are perfect for sipping on a warm spring and summer day. With these simple steps, you can create your own delicious and nutritious iced fruit green teas to enjoy this spring. Experiment with different fruit and herb combinations to find your perfect blend, and don't be afraid to get creative with your ingredients. Let us know how you liked these combinations!

The Final Beverages

Strawberry Basil:

Watermelon Mint:

Mango Pineapple Ginger:

Blackberry Grapefruit: