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Loose-Leaf Iced Teas

**ALL TEAS CAN BE MADE BOTH HOT OR ICED! These are simply some of our recommendations!**

Loose-Leaf Iced Teas are not just for summers anymore.   

As Americans become more health-conscious, they are increasingly turning to loose-leaf teas for iced tea. Traditionally, iced teas are heavily sweetened, but because our teas are delicious premium teas with herbal and fruit flavors, there is no need for added sugar. 

Our selection of iced teas offers several varieties, including traditional black teas. Our Blue Sapphire Tea features a mild Kenyan Blend with just enough briskness to quench your thirst.  If your palate runs a little sweet, just add a teaspoon or two of sugar to make a satisfying drink that is head and shoulders above the powdered stuff. 

A small twist on the classic black iced teas would include our Black Currant and other decaf black teas.  These offer an infusion of fruit flavor that creates a pleasant surprise. These loose-leaf iced teas are carefully flavored to balance the fruit against the briskness of the black teas and create a cup that you'll remember and want more of. Certain fruits just go great with black teas, and we picked out the best flavor blends for you. Being decaf, these blends will not caffeinate you up, so you can enjoy many chilly cups to beat the summer heat. 

If you're looking for something totally different, try our fruit teas. These loose tea blends are made by blending various dried fruits and herbs. These all-natural blends bring a very fruity flavor that you would associate with fruit juice.  But truth be told, our fruit-flavored loose-leaf iced teas have no calories, since there is no sugar added. Dried fruit brings the intense flavors of the character to the forefront, much like essential oils do.   

Loose Leaf Green Teas Make Great Iced Teas 

Believe it or not, green teas are quite popular iced today.  When I was growing up in Japan, iced green teas would have been considered uncouth.  But Americans are not about playing by the rules, and we like things cold—icy cold. Americans re-invented green teas to be served iced.  Now, thanks to Americans, iced green teas are actually being enjoyed in Japan. 

My Japanese mom still will have nothing to do with iced green teas, but I like it. In our shop, we picked out our best loose green teas that work best iced.  We included Kyoto Cherry Rose and Citron Green.  Both are flavored, so even the uninitiated would be pleasantly surprised at what green teas can be. Give our east meets west green teas a try. 

Our wide variety of fruit tisanes include our year-round favorites, such as Angel Falls Mist with its delightful strawberry notes or our best-selling Last Mango In Paris, which features an intense mango flavor. Not to be forgotten are our Pina Colada and White Tropics teas, which blend delicious pineapple and coconut.  Once you taste these fruit teas, you will never go back to the instant mixes from the jar. You will also notice that you will get a brighter fruit flavor than the so-called fruit teas you can get in the ready-to-drink bottles.  We dare you to look up the sugar content in those drinks. There is nothing nutritious about those—you might as well be drinking soda with all the empty calories.  If you like your fruit teas sweeter, you can add a wee bit of sugar. Since you're adding sugar, you retain control. 

These loose-leaf iced teas are so easy to prepare using the same methods you would for traditional brewed iced teas. We sell our specialty iced tea pitchers, which make it so simple to keep loads of iced tea on hand in the fridge.  Try our 50-ounce pitcher with its pour-through strainer lid or our larger 68-ounce iced tea pitcher with a large removable infuser basket. 

By the way, we used the word tisane earlier.  Tisane means infusion, which in turn means steeping or brewing.  Since technically and scientifically, tea is a specific plant, we really don't like to call our fruit blends tisane teas.  Tisane is actually a French word and it explains the process rather than the ingredients, which are fruit and herbs. 

Whatever you want to call these delicious fruit drinks, tisane, or fruit Tea, we don't mind. We're just happy that you're enjoying them. 

 And remember that iced tea is not just a summer thing anymore. It's a year-round healthy alternative to all the sugary and unhealthy drinks that abound.  It’s easy to make loose-leaf iced teas.  

 Check out our blog post about the origins of Iced Tea in America 

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**ALL TEAS CAN BE MADE BOTH HOT OR ICED! These are simply some of our recommendations!**

Loose-Leaf Iced Teas are not just for summers anymore.   

As Americans become more health-conscious, they are increasingly turning to loose-leaf teas for iced tea. Traditionally, iced teas are heavily sweetened, but because our teas are delicious premium teas with herbal and fruit flavors, there is no need for added sugar. 

Our selection of iced teas offers several varieties, including traditional black teas. Our Blue Sapphire Tea features a mild Kenyan Blend with just enough briskness to quench your thirst.  If your palate runs a little sweet, just add a teaspoon or two of sugar to make a satisfying drink that is head and shoulders above the powdered stuff. 

A small twist on the classic black iced teas would include our Black Currant and other decaf black teas.  These offer an infusion of fruit flavor that creates a pleasant surprise. These loose-leaf iced teas are carefully flavored to balance the fruit against the briskness of the black teas and create a cup that you'll remember and want more of. Certain fruits just go great with black teas, and we picked out the best flavor blends for you. Being decaf, these blends will not caffeinate you up, so you can enjoy many chilly cups to beat the summer heat. 

If you're looking for something totally different, try our fruit teas. These loose tea blends are made by blending various dried fruits and herbs. These all-natural blends bring a very fruity flavor that you would associate with fruit juice.  But truth be told, our fruit-flavored loose-leaf iced teas have no calories, since there is no sugar added. Dried fruit brings the intense flavors of the character to the forefront, much like essential oils do.   

Loose Leaf Green Teas Make Great Iced Teas 

Believe it or not, green teas are quite popular iced today.  When I was growing up in Japan, iced green teas would have been considered uncouth.  But Americans are not about playing by the rules, and we like things cold—icy cold. Americans re-invented green teas to be served iced.  Now, thanks to Americans, iced green teas are actually being enjoyed in Japan. 

My Japanese mom still will have nothing to do with iced green teas, but I like it. In our shop, we picked out our best loose green teas that work best iced.  We included Kyoto Cherry Rose and Citron Green.  Both are flavored, so even the uninitiated would be pleasantly surprised at what green teas can be. Give our east meets west green teas a try. 

Our wide variety of fruit tisanes include our year-round favorites, such as Angel Falls Mist with its delightful strawberry notes or our best-selling Last Mango In Paris, which features an intense mango flavor. Not to be forgotten are our Pina Colada and White Tropics teas, which blend delicious pineapple and coconut.  Once you taste these fruit teas, you will never go back to the instant mixes from the jar. You will also notice that you will get a brighter fruit flavor than the so-called fruit teas you can get in the ready-to-drink bottles.  We dare you to look up the sugar content in those drinks. There is nothing nutritious about those—you might as well be drinking soda with all the empty calories.  If you like your fruit teas sweeter, you can add a wee bit of sugar. Since you're adding sugar, you retain control. 

These loose-leaf iced teas are so easy to prepare using the same methods you would for traditional brewed iced teas. We sell our specialty iced tea pitchers, which make it so simple to keep loads of iced tea on hand in the fridge.  Try our 50-ounce pitcher with its pour-through strainer lid or our larger 68-ounce iced tea pitcher with a large removable infuser basket. 

By the way, we used the word tisane earlier.  Tisane means infusion, which in turn means steeping or brewing.  Since technically and scientifically, tea is a specific plant, we really don't like to call our fruit blends tisane teas.  Tisane is actually a French word and it explains the process rather than the ingredients, which are fruit and herbs. 

Whatever you want to call these delicious fruit drinks, tisane, or fruit Tea, we don't mind. We're just happy that you're enjoying them. 

 And remember that iced tea is not just a summer thing anymore. It's a year-round healthy alternative to all the sugary and unhealthy drinks that abound.  It’s easy to make loose-leaf iced teas.  

 Check out our blog post about the origins of Iced Tea in America 

50 Ounce Glass Iced Tea Pitcher
$ 37.00
Iced Tea Simple, Neat and Elegant Brew ice tea inside this heat resistant Pyrex glass iced tea pitcher!  It is fast, easy and gives you the flexibility to brew your hot or cold loose leaf teas almost instantly.  Add this pitcher to your teaware collection today and start enjoying refreshing healthy iced tea now. You might consider getting 2 pitchers. Cold Steeping Ice Tea If you've heard of cold-brewed coffee, this is the tea equivalent.  This pitcher allows you to brew iced tea without ever boiling water.  Add your tea (which should be just enough to cover the bottom of the pitcher), and pour in water straight from your tap.  Then, put the lid back on, and leave in it your refrigerator for 2-6 hours.  Without ever boiling the water, you have tea.  The whole process should involve about 40 seconds of effort on your part.  Furthermore, because the water is never boiling, we've found that...
68 Ounce Glass Iced Tea Pitcher (Jug)
$ 64.00
FREE SHIPPING This is a serious pitcher, for serious people, who drink serious iced tea.    If you are hosting a large family gathering, hydrating a sports team, or working in the garden all day, this is the iced tea pitcher for you.  Its 68 ounce capacity means that it holds more than half a gallon of tea.  And, it's unique large-basket design and high-quality materials means that you can brew your teas right in this pitcher, all in less than ten minutes.  LOOKING FOR SOMETHING SIMILAR, BUT SMALLER.   Check out these similar teapots   Check out this smaller Iced Tea Pitcher   Why is there a large metal tube in my pitcher?  That is the infuser basket!  The key to a good cup of tea, other than having great tea leaves, using clean water, and following the steeping instructions, is having a large infuser basket.  This pitcher has...
African Autumn - Loose Rooibos Tea
$ 10.00
The famed mild-yet-substantial Rooibos blends of South Africa make for transportative experiences no matter what other flavors find their way into the blend. This tea is instantly recognizable as rooibos – which makes for all the more fun and skill when blends are based on this red leaf. And when they work, there's little to match their fragrant plainsland richness. Honey and heat, air and aroma. Autumn below the Sahara. If that sounds like the ideal way to experience a lush, slyly complex tea, then you'll want to pay close attention to this singular rooibos. With the viscosity and warmth found only in rooibos, African Autumn takes its flavor collection to some unexpected places: allowing for orange and cranberry to bring a citrus-sweet roundness to the flavor. Naturally caffeine-free, this is a bracing tisanal that brings to mind the plainslands where the famous red bushes grow. The ingenuity of adding sweet orange and tart cranberry makes for a strident, if...
Amethyst Berry - Fruit Tisane Tea
$ 10.00
Purple is a color that is often associated with royalty and this tea is certainly fit for the kings and queens. It brews to a vibrant purple color that is incredibly pleasant just to gaze into, but your delight will be enhanced as this tea graces your palate. Blended with hibiscus, butterfly pea flower, apple pieces, rose hips, orange, papaya flavor, blueberries, strawberries, and natural blackberry flavors, as you sip this decadence your taste buds will be delighted by the depth and continual surprises present in this tea. While it is certainly delicious both hot and cold, we highly recommend this tea chilled. It is very refreshing and a wonderful treat for any afternoon! Base leaf: Herbal/Fruit Health properties: Hypo-allergenic, respiratory-positive. Flavor strength: Modest, primary collection is papaya with  deep berry notes. Caffeine: None.
Angel Falls Mist - Loose Fruit Tea
$ 10.00
. Engulf yourself in the mist of a strawberry waterfall. Totally intoxicating and so very refreshing. Rising from an internationally sourced collection; the extraordinary blend of flavors in our Angel Falls Mist  loose leaf fruit tea is not for the faint of flavor. Rather, it will delight even the most dubious lover of rich flavor collections. Think you're the man who's tried it all? The woman who's love of tapestric fruity profiles could never be satisfied? The connoisseur who knows just what the day has in store when he's confronted with a tea with more than six point sources of flavor in its collection? Think again. Angel Falls Mist describes such complexity in an herbal tisane, you'll hardly be done with your first hot cup before you're ready to ice a batch. That's how versatile this blend is. Iced, hot: it's ready to surprise you. Can you imagine the accent that this tea would have...
Autumn Sunset - Loose Leaf Tea
$ 10.00
Have you ever gazed upon a sunset in the autumn and just been absolutely enthralled and amazed at the colors that you see? When you think of this memory, how does it make you feel? For us, it is both breathtaking and delightful, and we want to share those feelings with you in this tea.  Our Autumn Sunset is a tisane that incorporates the ingredients of apple pieces, raspberry leaves, lemon balm, rose hips, peppermint leaves, hibiscus, natural passionfruit flavor, cranberries, safflower, and blue cornflowers. Not only is it absolutely stunning to look at, but once you brew it you will only more so fall in love. The fruity notes that you taste initially are perfectly complemented with the cool, minty, and refreshing follow up that is provided by the peppermint leaves. 
Bella Coola - Organic Loose Fruit Tea
$ 10.00
What a lovely Infusion! A tea predominantly orange in character with a touch of pineapple sweetness. This multi-faceted tea works several refreshing angles even as it takes its sweet, unhurried time. Tangy sweetness and crisp layers make this vitamin rich, caffeine-free tea perfectly adaptable as an iced tea as well. Connoisseurs and newcomers alike will delight in the tropical possibilities that arrive with an immune-system boosting vitamin C kick. Serve hot in the winter and cold in the summer garnished with fresh pineapple or a slice of orange. Wondering what else Bella Coola could possibly accomplish with its elegant sweet-tang richness? Freeze a batch as popsicles and watch kids beg for more. Finally, for winding down at the end of long day sipping this summer infusion by the pool, explore how it also makes a nice base for summer cocktails. Brew it extra strong for a deep red color that fades...
Berry Berry - Organic Loose Fruit Tea
$ 10.00
The loose leaf fruit tea so nice you have to say its name twice.  Berry Berry walks the fine line between indulgence and simple fructose-soaked pleasure. But need we worry about where pleasure and recreation meet or simply enjoy? Truly; Berry Berry puts simplicity back into the simple pleasure that is afternoon tea.  It also brews to a playful shade of purple that children tend to love. Here's how it pulls that minor miracle off: elderberry and hibiscus and raisin meet a baseline blueberrry tang to create this incredibly gardenial blend. Caffeine free and sure to suit any diet or health goals; Berry Berry earns its name and then some. Every pleasure in life has two sides. Berry Berry shows off its multifaceted character by being both tangy and sweet in turns. Tart with hibiscus and elderberry, the raisin steps in to add sugary blooms in each mouthful. But its...
Bingo Blueberry - Loose Fruit Tea
$ 10.00
A fruity concoction that is certain to excite the taste buds in the same way a rousing game of bingo excites the mind! There was a drinker who had a tea and Bingo Blueberry was it's name-o! This light burgundy-red brew is a mixture of all-natural ingredients: dried elderberries, raisins,  apple, cornflower petals, hibiscus and all natural blueberry flavoring. Its aroma is one of sweet fruit and freshly harvested herbs. With a pinch of organic cane sugar, this caffeine free "tea" becomes a sweet treat that can be enjoyed hot or iced, morning or night.  Blueberries are extremely healthy. Their many health benefits include reduced blood sugar, memory retention, lowered cholesterol and lowered blood pressure. Blueberries also contain nutrients such as vitamins C and K, and dietary fiber. In addition to the health properties of blueberries, elderberries have been used for medicinal purposes for hundreds of years. They have been shown to reduce respiratory congestion, treat rheumatism, and...
Black Currant Loose Leaf Black Tea
$ 10.00
Like a relative unknown, Black Current makes it big splash in the loose tea world. We invest time in important people and things. If we're lucky, our returns are true: matching our investments and then some. Such it is with this fine Black Currant tea; a prime example of letting a flavor settle into its match with its base, and not simply insist on itself. Put differently: currant's make for a polite house guest, one well suited to the clear, uncomplicated pleasures that a clean black tea has to offer. China black pairs and pairs and pairs. There's none that could accuse it of requiring a delicate partnership (like, say, the viscous, bushy Rooibos family) or of tending to dominate no matter what (looking at you, matchas). While those qualities make for their own unique rewards and fascinating blends; there's still a place firmly embedded in the heart of every tea lover for the elegance of a one-flavored black....
Blue Eyes - Loose Fruit Tea
$ 10.00
Frankie - Old Blue Eyes himself use to croon - And I did my way.  Teas categorized as herbal and fruit are – in some circles – treated as newcomers to the arena. This blend accommodates the tastes of people who wanted to experience a refreshing healthy new style drink without caffeine. So whether you think of our Blue Eyes fruit blend as a guilt-free treat or simply just a fascinating and fresh` new format for true tea-ness to take; we know that satisfaction will be singular and lingering. How can we make this promise? What we've got is a terrific ‘tea’ that is unbelievably delicious and enjoyed hot or cold! Versatile and well suited to newcomers and experts alike; this tea has a downright exotic flavor collection. It begins with the sweetest and tartest notes of caramel and fruit. The fruit, for its part, is unveiled in a medley of flavors...
Blue Sapphire Loose Black Tea
$ 10.00
A milder black tea from lush valleys of Kenya Catch your breath and remind yourself of the glassy depths of the world of black teas. Start with the look of it: this brambly blend reveals its simplicity striking proposition at first glance. Cornflower is laid in all of its deep blue beauty atop the black tea that you know offers a mellow, afternoon-ready character. Clarity is key in this unassuming two-note tea, known for aiding focus and providing antioxidant support. This hot black tea also isn't afraid to wield a sapphire-smooth kick: it's medium caffeine levels add to its rebellious naturalism. Kenya through and through – with a pointed, glassy collection of floral black notes. Named after the famed Kenyan gemstone, Blue Sapphire is as memorable as it looks. Let this exquisite black tea bring gentle flavor to your morning, afternoon, or evening.   Base leaf: Black tea from Tinderet, Great Rift Valley, Kenya. orthodox production TGFOP - Tippy...
Bright Orange - Loose Fruit Tea
$ 10.00
Bright Orange - Fruit flavored loose leaf tea Quenches like nice else. Grab some today. What a welcome surprise every time an herbal tea has all of the flavor and potency of an old fashioned cuppa. Not to mention a little something extra. The secret to this tea – often cited as a tea-lover's favorite? Does what it says on the tin. Labeled Bright Orange; this is a spirited tea with an unquenchable (but not overpowering) basin of citric orange flavor. This unique blood-orange tisanal can be enjoyed in the afternoon along with a few minute's quiet break or added to one's normal daily tea time. Sweet but tangy enough to be a more “serious” fruit tea; Bright Orange is deceptively delicious. Fruit tea calls to mind specific times and locations. It's the sort of aromatic experience that locks itself in memory and insists on only returning at the nostalgic...
C of Tranquility - Loose Fruit Tea
$ 10.00
A super blend of sleepy time organic herbs consisting of Chamomile flowers, Peppermint and Rooibos. The immortal words uttered from the moon wouldn't have been possible without one special letter: C. Or, more accurately, the “sea” that we hear in that letter. Parallel is the literal Sea of Tranquility – a dried oceanbed on the moon that rippled to life for the briefest moment when the Apollo lunar module touched down years ago. But the C also represents the Vitamin C plentiful in this tisane. Like that one letter, the word “tranquility” contains much. Feelings of peace and rest and the binding of the two. Just as not all rest or sleep is peaceful; not all teas are equal in their effect on the mind and body. We drink different tisanals at different times and with different intent. C of Tranquility is a unique blend with a flavor collection that...
Canandaigua Chill - Loose Fruit Tea
$ 10.00
Canandaigua Chill is our signature blend of apple, strawberry and a touch of cinnamon spice. Sometimes it only takes a word, or a phrase. Spice. Apple. Chill. The warmth and closeness conjured up by the images, smells, and even sounds that these bring up is, for many people, immediate. In America apples, spice, and apple-flavored (and apple-spiced!) things are perhaps most closely associated with the home-bound holidays of the fall and winter seasons or even the quintessential American Apple Pie. But a great tea is good any time and any place, and our Canadaigua Chill captures the autumnal pleasures of its hearty flavor collection and makes them accessible year-round. Add a healthy dose of varietal berry flavors and a pinch of clove, hibiscus, and other tantalizing wild cards, and you have an incredible blend: cosmopolitan and homey in each sip. Canadaigua Chill abounds with herbal goodness. A true herbal fruit...
Citron Green - Loose Green Tea
$ 10.00
A light refreshing cup of loose tea One of the oldest and most oft-traded blends of loose tea, Citron Green is considered a simple, elegant tea – valued as much for its intrinsic qualities as it is for its blendability. But there's a perfect blend for every base. For tea lovers, we're sure that this crisp Citron Green will prove a strong candidate. Clean, lemon-y and sweet; it gets right to the heart of citrus: that same pleasant sweet astringency that loose tea lovers have chased since their first taste of plain black. Sourced from China, this loose leaf tea offers the country's knack for providing teas that are both made with incredible seriousness and appreciate a playful note or two. And thus we have a green as formally precise in its astringency and clarity as it is bright and citric. Forgoing the warmer orange or gardenial hints, Citron Green trusts the blend of lemon and green...
Cranberry Apple - Organic Loose Fruit Tea
$ 10.00
Cranberry Apple - Not too sweet and not too tart. A fall favorite A strong contestant in swaying people in the eternal “hot or cold?” debate: organic Cranberry Apple offers to let you have your tea and drink it too: it's superb cold or hot. A no-nonsense herbal fruit blend, this tisane features a mouth-watering cast of the usual herbal suspects; plus a few surprise guests in center-stage positions. Let's begin with citrus, since your mouth will feel it first. The unswerving tradition of mixing orange peel with hibiscus and rosehip is honored here leading to that time-tested blend of managerial soothing and citrus snap. It's impossible to ignore the puckish sweetness on display here, even as the more mature nostril-fuls of apple enter the mix. The collection's identity, though, is still – just for a moment – untethered until the arrival of the cranberry, whose gravity pulls the mixture to the tongue and throat, making each gulp an...
Decaf Peach Loose Tea
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One sip will win you over. Our Peach decaf black tea is a marriage of Ceylon black tea leaves from Sri Lanka, and ripe summer peaches. It's deliciously peachy sweet with a syrupy floral aroma and a 'peach fuzz' dry finish. Forbidden fruit? Maybe the collected works of western art had it all wrong with that ole red apple. After all, do we really believe Eve was able to turn Adam's head with that mundane orb? How about a fruit with some panache? Some sex appeal. Come on people; when things are going swell, life ain't no apple. It's a peach. In China the legend went that the Goddess of the West's heavenly garden of peach trees bloom and bear fruit once in every two thousand years. Whoever feasted on the fruit attained eternal life. Of course, in that story only eight were invited to the party. Though we say, what's...