Flavored teas have become one of the popular choices among tea lovers. And within that category what has achieved immense love are the fruity flavors. The craze for fruit teas started as a fad and has since been going on. And surely you have tried some fruit tea by now, haven’t you?
It is a paradise for the tea enthusiasts since there exists a fruit flavor for every kind of tea. You name it, they have it. And even then, the variety of fruit flavors are ever expanding.
What are Fruit Teas?
It is important to understand that there are pure fruit teas as well as teas blended with fruity flavors. Both types are delicious and beneficial in their own way. Now you might be thinking, what is the difference?
Pure fruit teas are made with fresh fruits, without adding any tea. Made solely out of the puree or pulp of fruits, these teas are extremely healthy. They have no calories in them, making it even better. The recipe for making fruit tea is easy and the ingredients used can be home grown too. Thus, no artificial flavors or colors. At times it can also taste like your favourite smoothie.
Contrary to pure fruit teas, you will find fruity flavored teas. These are any normal tea, for example, black tea, white tea, green tea or maybe oolong tea etc. When the flavors of fruits are infused in these teas, they make for fruity flavored tea. You will usually find these teas in packaged form. But whatever the way of making it, they are equally tasty.
Benefits of Fruit Teas
Fruit teas do not have caffeine in them and they are low on calories as well. Most of them are high in Vitamin C and minerals too. And let's not forget about the antioxidants with which fruit teas are packed. Being made with natural ingredients, the drink is naturally sweet and ideal for people who want to avoid sugar. They also get you high on energy and refreshes you from the core. Thus, fruit teas are absolutely beneficial for your overall health.
More about Fruit Teas
Except for freshly cut fruits, other ingredients can also be used. This refreshing beverage can be made using a blend of dried fruit, herbs, leaves, blossoms and petals too. Moreover, having it as cold tea is equally satisfying as a hot cup of fruit tea.
To add more zest and flavor to these teas, additional ingredients like lemon, ginger, cinnamon or cardamom are used. They make these simple fruit teas a notch tastier. Also, the infusion of so many natural ingredients makes the fruit tea healthier too. Various packaged teas also make use of these additional ingredients.
5 Best Fruit Teas
There are various flavors of fruit teas available. While some are common, a few of them are very rare finds. Packaged fruit tea has numerous flavors alongside the homemade fruit teas. Here are the 5 best suggestions from our side.
Blood Orange Fruit Tea
This herbal fruit tea has red rooibos in its core. Fruity and floral flavours of oranges, apples, hibiscus and rose petals are also in it. With tons of antioxidants that come from rooibos, this tea is a perfect fit to keep you healthy. It tastes delicious and has an earthly flavour.
Prickly Pear Herbal Tea
This is also a herbal tea that will help refresh you gently. With pear in it, the tea tastes naturally sweet and tarty. It has absolutely no caffeine in it so you can forget about those sleepless nights. Also, this is one among those rare fruit teas we spoke about previously.
Berry Blast Fruit Tea
With this berry infused fruit tea, you will have a burst of fruity flavours in your mouth. It is naturally sweet to taste due to the presence of fruits. Loaded particularly with Vitamin C, the berry blast fruit tea also houses other vitamins and minerals. These are extremely good for your immune system.
Cranberry Apple Infusion Tea
This mainly comes in packs of tea bags and can help you make a cup of joy. It is made of apple peels, natural cranberry flavor, rosehip and hibiscus. But to taste, you will only cherish the flavours of juicy apples and sweet cranberries. This tea will help increase metabolism and flush toxins out of your body.
Mango Mania Green Tea
Mango Mania Green Tea is a widely loved tea, especially in summers. It is the tasty version of a healthy cup of green tea. The blend packs mango, peach and lemongrass. This tea tastes amazingly refreshing even when served hot or cold. It is rich in antioxidants and helps to lift your mood.
Fruit Teas vs Normal Tea
Tea of any kind is thought to be good for you. And it certainly is. But, talking of fruit tea and its naturalness makes us question its superiority to other kinds of tea. The answer to this question is not difficult. We can definitely say that fruit teas are very healthy and in some instances even better than normal everyday tea.
The consumption of fruits in the form of tea helps us get the benefits of those fruits too. This is missing while having normal tea. It also does not contain any caffeine, making you not think much about losing sleep. The overall health benefits give an upper hand to fruit tea when compared to other teas. Thus, you should try it for yourself.
Fruit Tea Recipes
Fruit teas are easy to make. Home grown fruits are best for making it. Here are 2 quick recipes of famous fruit tea that you can make at home.
Passion Fruit Tea (Iced)
- 1½ tablespoon Tea leaves
- 2 cup Water
- 2-3 Passion fruit
- 2 tablespoon Lemon juice (optional)
- 4-5 Mint leaves
- Ice cubes
- Bring the 2 cup water to a boil in a saucepan. Then, add the tea leaves.
- Turn off the heat and let the tea steep for 2-3 minutes.
- Strain the tea and add sweetener to your choice.
- Now, keep the tea aside to cool off.
- Next, cut the passion fruits and remove the pulp. Strain out the juice from the pulp.
- Add the passion fruit juice to the tea. You can also add lemon juice in it.
- Fill the serving glass with ice cubes and add the mint leaves to garnish.
- Pour the tea in the glass and enjoy!
We, at TeaSwan, have Black Passion Fruit tea which you should definitely try out. It is made of natural ingredients and premium quality tea leaves to give you the best experience.
Apple Iced Tea
- 3-4 Apples (Green or Red)
- 1½ tablespoon Tea leaves
- Lemon or lime juice
- 4-5 Mint leaves
- 2 cup Water
- Sweetener (preferably honey)
- Ice Cubes
- Heat 2 cups of water in a saucepan. Then, add the tea leaves and the mint leaves. Also, add sweetener to your taste.
- Let the water come to a boil and then simmer it for a minute.
- Remove the pan from heat and strain the tea. Keep it aside to cool off.
- Slice the apples into pieces and strain out the juice.
- Fill the serving glass with ice till the top. Add mint leaves to the glass.
- Pour ½ cup apple juice and ½ cup tea over the ice.
- Add a tablespoon of lime juice and stir it. Garnish the tea with an apple slice.
- Serve immediately and enjoy! (You can also choose to freeze it and have it later)
The infusion of fruits directly in these beverages makes them as healthy as they are tasty. Filled with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals they serve as refreshers for our body. Needless to say, fruit teas are better than any other caffeinated drinks available. It is thus never a bad option to consume naturally made tea that has no side effects.
We encourage you to introduce fruit teas in your everyday routine. Then, tell us which ones suit you the best.