Hawaiian Iced Tea

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This refreshing Hawaiian iced tea is perfect for a warm day. Delicious sweet tea is infused with tropical flavor that is sure to impress family and friends.

Glass of tea with mint and plate of pineapple.


 

This recipe for Hawaiian Iced Tea is being shared at Dixie Crystals. Find the full ingredient list and printable directions at Dixie Crystals Hawaiian Iced Tea.

Chilled, sweet iced tea is one of my favorite drinks, especially during the summer days. Growing up in the South, we always had a pitcher in our refrigerator in case company came over and to help us keep cool.

The great thing about iced tea is that is can be infused with many different flavors. This Hawaiian version is so good and makes you feel like you are on vacation. I love serving this pineapple infused tea at BBQ’s, parties, or just hanging out on the porch.

Ingredients needed

Tea bags – Use your favorite black tea for iced tea. If you don’t have a family size tea bag, you can use 6 individual size tea bags.

Sugar – This adds sweetness to the drink. Feel free to adjust the amount to your taste.

Pineapple Juice – Another layer of sweet, fruity flavor. Pineapple juice offers the perfect amount of tropical flavor. I typically use canned juice but feel free to use fresh pineapple juice.

Mint leaves – Used to infuse in the tea and as garnish.

Optional – Optional pineapple wedges and mint leaves for garish.

Bowl of pineapple juice, lemon, mint leaves and sugar.

How to make

You can find the full ingredients and directions at Dixie Crystals.

  1. Place mint leaves, sugar, lemon juice and pineapple juice in a pitcher.
  2. Bring water to a boil. Once it’s boiling remove from heat and place tea bags in water. Let steep for 10 minutes.
  3. Remove tea bags and pour tea in pitcher. Stir until sugar dissolves.
  4. Let sit another 4-5 minutes and then remove mint. Serve over ice.
  5. Garnish with fresh mint and pineapple wedge.

*** Tips, use frozen pineapple chunks as ice. This will add extra pineapple flavor when it melts.

Pitcher with juice, sugar and mint leaves.

How to store

Store any leftover tea covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. You can keep it in a pitcher and cover with plastic wrap or a container with a lid. I like storing in Mason jars so it’s ready to drink.

Can I make this a cocktail?

This tea is great on it’s own but can easily be transformed into an amazing cocktail. You could add coconut or spiced rum to make this fun, adult drink.

I hope you enjoy this sweet tea. Easy to make and great to have on hand, especially on those warm, summer days. Let us know in the comments if you tried the recipe.

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*** I have an ongoing relationship with Dixie Crystals for recipe development. I have been compensated for my time. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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