Patriotic Tea Ice Cubes

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Kick off the 4th of July festivities with this easy recipe for DIY Patriotic Tea Ice Cubes. Add a little dazzle to sparkling water, iced tea, lemon-lime soda, or cocktails with our red, white, and blue tropical tea flavored ice cubes. Crafting ice cubes infused with organic iced tea is a fun way to enhance the taste of your drinks without diluting them using regular ice.

The magic happens when the iced tea cubes start to melt in your glass. The crimson red hibiscus tea, lavender white, and brilliant yuzu blue tea cubes release their floral fruity flavors, and blend seamlessly with your chosen beverage. But that’s not all. Incorporating our colorful herbal teas into your beverage gives a healthy boost without any caffeine.  Our white tea with its rich antioxidants, can have a positive effect on your overall well-being.

Whether you're hosting an Independence Day barbecue or enjoying a sunny day by the pool, these patriotic ice cubes are sure to bring a little playful twist to your summer refreshments. Ok, let’s get red, white, and “brewing” these delicious organic iced tea cubes.

Fraser Tea Organic iced tea ice cubes in a clear glass.



Ice cube tray: A standard one holds between 14 to 16 fluid ounces.  But of course, ice cube trays come in all shapes and sizes.


Pouring brewed Fraser Tea Organic Hibiscus and Lavender Night white tea into ice cube trays.

  • Brew Hibiscus Organic Herbal Tea and Lavender Night Organic White Tea in water in separate containers per Fraser Tea® package instructions. In a separate container, brew Yuzu Blue Passion Fruit Organic Herbal Tea using the cold brew method to maintain the bright blue color. Feel free to reference our articles on how to brew organic loose leaf or non-GMO tea bags to make the best tea flavored iced cubes.

Brewed Yuzu Blue Passion Fruit Organic Herbal Tea getting poured into ice cube trays.

  • If you want to make the Lavender Night Organic White Tea a creamy white color, add a splash of coconut milk for the kids or a splash of coconut rum for the adults and mix well. This step is optional.
  • Do you like your tea sweet? Feel free to add your sweetener of choice to the 3 teas and mix well. Simple syrup works best for cold brew tea.

Hibiscus Organic herbal tea frozen in ice cube tray and patriotic tea ice cubes getting added to glass.

  • Pour the brewed red, white, and blue organic iced teas into separate ice cube trays and freeze. Depending on the size of the ice cube container, it will take approximately 4 hours to freeze solid. Remember! If you put them together, you’ll get purple!

Sparkling water poured over the patriotic tea iced cubes and ready to serve.

  • Layer the patriotic tea ice cubes in a glass and top with seltzer water, iced tea, or lemon-lime soda. If you are feeling saucy, add a splash of your favorite alcohol.
  • Enjoy!

Recipe Tips

  • The amount of loose-leaf tea or tea bags needed will depend on the size of the ice cube tray, volume it holds and if you want to serve extra iced tea with the ice cubes. On average, you will probably need between 1.5 to 2 cups of brewed tea to fill an average sized ice cube tray.
  • Use star shaped ice cube trays for an added festive flare. Garnish your summer beverage with red, white, or blue straws for fun.
  • Yuzu Blue Passion Fruit Organic Herbal Tea will change colors when the pH or temperature fluctuates. For example, when you add a lemon or lime to our butterfly pea lemonade recipe, the color magically changes from blue to a purple pink color. If you add lemonade or a lemon-lime soda to the yuzu blue ice cubes, the color will change as they melt. For the best result cold brew Yuzu Blue tea. When it is heated, the color may change from a bright blue to an aqua green color.
  • If you are feeling creative, you can also layer the tea ice cubes with all 3 types of tea to make red, white, and blue patriotic ice cubes. You will need each tea layer to completely freeze before adding on the 2nd and 3rd
  • Once the tea flavored ice cubes are frozen, you can transfer them to a freezer safe bag or container. If stored properly, they can last up to 3 months in the freezer.
  • If you enjoy sweetened tea, add your sweetener of choice before pouring into the ice cubes trays and freezing.
  • There are many ways to sweeten tea without sugar. One of our favorite ways is to add some fresh fruit like blueberries or sliced strawberries directly in the ice cube tray with the brewed tea before freezing.

Red, white and “brew” this Independence Day with refreshing Patriotic Tea Ice Cubes. Cheers!

If you enjoyed our recipe, explore our Tea Recipes for more delicious ideas.

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