Simple Iced Tea Recipes to Jazz Up Your Tea

Iced tea doesn't have to be just tea and ice. By introducing a couple of ingredients like fruits, herbs, and sparkling water, you can make your tea so much more exciting! Follow our step-by-step guide below to create: Lemon Basil Oolong Tea, Sparkling Strawberry Jasmine Tea, Black Tea Ice Cube Latte, and Baozhong Tea with Herb & Fruit Ice. Elevate your regular cup of tea with these four recipes, all while preserving the original taste of tea that you love!

Lemon Basil Oolong Tea

You will need:

• ½ a lemon, thinly sliced
• 6 fresh basil leaves
• 3 cups of hot, boiled water
• 2 sachets of Us Two Tea's Oolong tea
• Pitcher
• Mason jar
• Raw honey (optional)


  1. Place 2 sachets of oolong tea in the pitcher and pour freshly boiled water. Steep the tea sachets for at least 15 minutes. Remove the tea sachets
  2. Let the tea cool down and refrigerate for 3-4 hours 
  3. In a 1 quart mason jar, throw in your lemon slices and basil leaves. Pour the cooled oolong tea over the ingredients
  4. Optional: add honey or ice

Tip: Instead of steeping the oolong tea in hot water, you can opt for the cold brew method

Sparkling Strawberry Jasmine Tea

You will need:

• 1 cup of hot, boiled water
• 1 sachet of Us Two Tea's Jasmine tea
• 1 can of sparkling water
• 5 strawberries
• Sweetener of your choice: sugar, maple syrup, or agave
• Rosemary (optional for decoration)


  1. Steep the jasmine tea sachet in freshly boiled water for 5-10 minutes depending on how strong you like your tea
  2. Let the tea cool down and refrigerate until cold
  3. Put the strawberries and sugar in the same container and let it sit for at least 15 minutes. You can also, puree the strawberries or mash it with a fork
  4. Grab your glass and add ice, the sugared strawberries, and cold jasmine tea. Pour in your sparkling water (we recommend 2:1 ratio of tea to sparkling water) and sweeten to your liking 
  5. Optional: top with a piece of rosemary

Tip: Add some frozen strawberries to step 4 for a thicker consistency. You can also add your favorite liquor to make a fruity cocktail!

Black Tea Ice Cube Latte

You will need: 

• 2 sachets of Us Two Tea's Black tea
• 2 cups of hot, boiled water
• Ice cube tray
• Milk
• Glass cup or mason jar 


  1. Steep the black tea sachets for 6 minutes. The tea should be a deep amber color
  2. Let the tea cool down  
  3. Pour the cooled black tea into an ice cube tray and freeze
  4. In a cup, add the black tea ice cubes and pour cold milk at a 1:1 ratio
  5. Give it a gentle stir and enjoy!

Tip: Use a glass cup to watch the black tea swirling in the milk as the ice cubes melt

Baozhong Tea with Herb & Fruit Ice

You will need: 

• Raspberries
• Mint Leaves 
• Basil Leaves
• Thinly sliced lemon
• Thinly sliced cucumber
• 3 cups of hot, boiled water
• One pitcher
• 2 sachets of Us Two Tea’s Baozhong Tea


  1. To make the ice cubes: grab your raspberries, mint and basil leaves, lemons, and cucumbers and place them in your ice cube tray. Pour filtered water over the ingredients and freeze
  2. Place two sachets of baozhong tea in the pitcher. Pour 12 oz of freshly boiled water in the pitcher and steep for 5 minutes
  3. Remove the tea sachets and let the baozhong tea cool down
  4. Place the herb & fruit ice cubes in a glass, pour baozhong tea over the ice cubes and enjoy!

Try out these simple iced tea recipes to jazz up your tea. Tea is a versatile base for iced drinks, mocktails, and cocktails so get creative and have fun with it! We also have recipe videos that you can refer to on our instagram so check it out @ustwotea

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