Pineapple Ginger Iced Tea

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A hint of sweetness and a gingery kick make this 4-ingredient pineapple ginger iced tea a delicious drink for any occasion.

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Homemade Pineapple Ginger Iced Tea

Pineapple ginger iced tea is a refreshing fruity drink that combines ginger tea with pineapple juice.

The 4-ingredient iced tea is ready in just 6 minutes since there’s no advanced chilling involved.

Both pineapple juice and ginger are loaded with vitamins and antioxidants, making it an energizing beverage that can be enjoyed all-year round.

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Recipe Highlights

  • Pineapple ginger iced tea is a cold drink made with ginger tea, pineapple juice, water, and ice.
  • Ginger tea is steeped in hot water, then mixed with pineapple juice and poured over ice.
  • The recipe makes 16 ounces (2 cups), but you can easily increase the serving size to fill up a pitcher.

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Ingredient Notes

  • Ginger tea – Use tea bags or tea sachets for the easiest clean up.
  • Pineapple juice – Use 100% pineapple juice which doesn’t contain any sugar or sweeteners.
  • Water – Use filtered water for the best tasting iced tea.
  • Ice – Make ice with filtered water if possible.

For full ingredients and instructions, scroll down to see the recipe.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Water being poured into teapot with ginger tea bags.

Step 1: Put ginger tea bags and hot water into a teapot.

Boil water on the stovetop or use an electric kettle with a temperature setting.

Ginger tea bags being steeped in teapot with lid.

Step 2: Cover and steep for 5 minutes.

Pineapple juice being poured into teapot filled with ginger tea.

Step 3: Discard tea bags. Pour pineapple juice into the teapot. Stir to combine.

Pouring Pineapple Ginger Iced Tea into a cup with ice.

Step 4: Pour pineapple ginger iced tea into a cup with ice.

Tea Sommelier’s Notes

Don’t use boiling hot water.

Since ginger tea is an herbal infusion, it doesn’t need to be steeped at a specific temperature like green tea or black tea.

Using simmered water is recommended so that the tea can cool down more quickly than using boiling hot water.

You can steep ginger tea for longer.

Ginger tea can be steeped way past 5 minutes if you want a stronger ginger flavor. Since ginger tea is an herbal tea, it won’t get bitter if you steep it for longer.

Make the iced tea ahead of time.

Prepare the pineapple ginger iced tea in advance and store in the fridge for up to 3 days.

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Expert Tips

  • Add honey or honey syrup for an additional layer of sweetness. Start with a teaspoon and adjust the sweetness from there.
  • Enjoy this iced tea right away as the ice may dilute the mixture.
  • Garnish with fresh herbs like mint or with lemon slices.

Questions You May Have

Can I substitute bottled pineapple juice with a canned one? 

Pineapple juice is packaged in different ways. Fresh, bottled, or canned work for this recipe, but it’s best to use one that has little or no sugar.

How can I make this caffeinated?

To give this drink a little boost of caffeine, add in a green tea bag with the ginger tea bag and steep together using the same amount of water in the recipe.

Can I use ginger syrup instead of ginger tea?

Yes! You can combine pineapple juice with ginger syrup to create a similar flavor that’s quicker and easier to make, but it will definitely be a lot sweeter since there’s sugar in the ginger syrup.

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Two glasses filled with pineapple ginger iced tea with ice and straw

Pineapple Ginger Iced Tea

Author: Jee Choe
This fruity and refreshing 4-ingredient pineapple ginger iced tea is perfect for any occasion.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 1 minute
Steep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 6 minutes
Course Drinks
Yield1 serving (16 ounces)

INGREDIENTS
 

  • ¼ cup hot water
  • 2 ginger tea bags
  • ¾ cup pineapple juice
  • 1 cup ice

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Put ginger tea sachets and ¼ cup of hot water into a teapot.
    Boil water on the stovetop or use an electric kettle with a temperature setting. Set water temperature to 175°F.
  • Cover and steep for 5 minutes. Discard tea bags.
    Ginger tea can be steeped for longer, which will give it a stronger ginger flavor.
  • Pour ¾ cup pineapple juice into the teapot.
    Stir the mixture until thoroughly combined.
  • Pour iced tea into a cup with ice.

NOTES

  • Using simmered water is recommended so that the tea can cool down more quickly than using boiling hot water.
  • Since ginger tea is an herbal tea, it won’t get bitter if you steep it for longer.
  • Prepare the pineapple ginger iced tea in advance and store in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • Add honey or honey syrup for an additional layer of sweetness. Start with a teaspoon and adjust the sweetness from there.

NUTRITION

Calories: 0.4 | Carbohydrates: 0.1g | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 1mg | Sugar: 0.1g | Vitamin A: 0.04IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 9mg

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