Pineapple Iced Tea

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A fruity iced tea that’s energizing and refreshing. Learn to make pineapple iced tea in 5 minutes with just 4 ingredients!

Pineapple Iced Tea in clear glass with straw.

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Easy Pineapple Iced Tea

Pineapple iced tea is a thirst-quenching drink made with pineapple juice and iced tea.

It only requires 4 ingredients and takes less than 5 minutes to prepare.

Pineapple juice pairs well with green tea and adds a fruity twist to this caffeinated drink.

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Recipe Highlights

  • This refreshing iced tea is made with pineapple juice, green tea, water, and ice.
  • There’s no need to cool down the green tea ahead of time. Just mix with the pineapple juice and pour over ice.
  • No additional sugar is needed since the pineapple juice is naturally sweet.
  • The recipe makes 16 ounces (2 cups), but you can easily make a bigger batch for a party.

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Ingredient Notes

Ingredients for Pineapple Iced Tea measured in cups and bowls.
  • Green tea – Use tea bags or sachets for easy clean up.
  • Pineapple juice – Use 100% pineapple juice if possible.
  • 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 the recipe.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Hot water being poured into teapot holding green tea bags.

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

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

Green tea bags steeping in teapot with lid.

Step 2: Cover and steep.

Pineapple juiced being poured into teapot into brewed green tea.

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

Pineapple Iced Tea being poured into clear cup filled with ice.

Step 4: Pour tea and juice mixture into a cup with ice.

Tea Sommelier’s Notes

Don’t use boiling hot water to make the tea.

My trick to getting perfect green tea for this drink is to use water that’s not boiling hot since green tea can easily get bitter if the water is too hot.

Plus, the tea will cool down faster if it’s not very hot.

Don’t oversteep the tea.

Keep a timer on your phone handy to make sure the tea isn’t steeping for too long, which can make the green tea bitter.

The general rule of thumb is to steep green tea for 2-4 minutes at the most.

Any tea can be used.

Instead of green tea, feel free to swap it with a black tea or an oolong tea if that’s what you have. It’ll still taste great.

Make the pineapple iced tea ahead of time.

Pineapple iced tea can be made in advance and stored in fridge for up to 3 days.

This recipe is for a single 16 ounce serving, but you can double it or make a large pitcher by increasing the ingredients.

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Expert Tips

  • Add a flavored simple syrup like strawberry or ginger for additional flavor. Just note that this will increase the sweetness.
  • It’s best to drink it right away as the ice may dilute the iced tea.
  • If using loose green tea leaves, strain before mixing with the juice.
  • Garnish with fresh herbs like mint or basil.

Questions You May Have

Can I use bottled pineapple juice?

Fresh, canned, or bottled pineapple juice can be used but make sure there is no or minimal sugar to keep the drink from being overly sweet.

Can I use black tea instead of green tea?

You can use black tea but the drink’s flavor profile will change. Black tea will require a slightly longer steep time at 5 minutes.

Is drinking pineapple iced tea healthy?

Pineapple juice contains vitamins and antioxidants that are good for you. Since it is mixed with green tea, this is a caffeinated drink, so it is best to consume in moderation, especially if you are sensitive to caffeine.

Pineapple iced tea in a cup.

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Pineapple Iced Tea

By: Jee Choe
This fruity pineapple iced tea is ready in 5 minutes!
Prep Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 4 minutes
Yield: 1 serving (16 ounces)

Ingredients 

Instructions 

  • Put green 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 3 minutes. Discard tea bags.
    Steeping for longer will make the tea bitter.
  • Pour ¾ cup pineapple juice into the teapot.
    Stir the mixture until thoroughly combined.
  • Pour iced tea into cup with ice.

Notes

  • Don’t oversteep the green tea. Leaving the sachets in the teapot for more too long will make the tea bitter.
  • Use tea bags or sachets for easy clean up.
  • If using loose green tea leaves, strain before mixing with the juice.
  • Pineapple iced tea can be made in advance and stored in fridge for up to 3 days.
  • This recipe is for 2 cups (16 ounces), but you can double it or make a large pitcher by increasing the ingredients.

Nutrition

Calories: 94Carbohydrates: 23gProtein: 1gFat: 0.2gSaturated Fat: 0.01gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.02gSodium: 18mgPotassium: 230mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 9IUVitamin C: 18mgCalcium: 32mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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