How to Turn Tea into Popsicles
What if we told you that you don’t always have to drink tea out of a cup?
Summer is upon us. If you’re like us, then you’ll want to spend more time outdoors while also looking for ways to keep yourself from melting. And this is where you can put your stash of tea to good use. Instead of drinking tea, why not freeze it and turn it into a popsicle?
We’re going to make the case that your favorite loose-leaf tea can also be turned into a delicious frozen treat. Intrigued? Let’s get started.
The sooner you’re done reading about tea popsicles, the faster you can start making them.
Why You Should Make Tea Popsicles
We know this isn’t a common idea, especially when it’s not terribly difficult to buy popsicles from the nearest grocery store. So why make popsicles out of tea? We can think of a few reasons:
- They have lower calories and less sugar than normal popsicles. You can enjoy the flavor without incurring guilt. (We’re assuming you won’t add a ton of extra sugar while you make your popsicles.)
- You can experiment with a wider range of flavors. If you don’t like the limited number of options traditional popsicles offer, then you can try many of the loose-leaf teas on our shelves instead! We have some recommendations below.
- You might finally make a tea-lover out of one of your housemates! Maybe you’ve been telling your loved ones for years that tea is better than coffee, but they didn’t believe you. Here’s your chance to show them what they’ve been missing (and to brag about how you right you were).
First, You Need to Pick Your Flavor
Now that you’re ready to get started, let’s talk about flavors. Where should you even start?
Chocolate-flavored teas are an obvious starting point to us. Here are some of the flavors you could consider using for your popsicles:
If chocolate-inspired teas don’t pique your interest, then perhaps some of these fruity flavors will stick out to you:
You could also try our seasonal Champagne, Crème de Peche, or Bleeding Heart Fruit teas. You’ve also got plenty of other options to choose from if none of those sound interesting. Anyone thinking Matcha?
Brew It Stronger than You Normally Would
Now that you’ve picked your flavor, it’s time to brew the tea!
We recommend brewing your tea longer than you normally would or double the amount of tea you use without increasing the amount of water. You want your popsicles to possess strong amounts of flavor. This method will prevent you from serving yourself an ice cube on a stick.
As for popsicle containers, we don’t have a recommendation as to which brand you should use. You can find plenty of good ones in your local stores.
Don’t Be Afraid of Additions
Tea is delicious enough on its own, but everyone enjoys it with various accessories. You may want to add sweetener, honey, agave nectar, or even small bits of fruit to compliment the flavor. Here are some other ideas you could try:
These products are also on our shelves, and our store associates can answer any questions you have about them.
Ready to Get Started?
We can help you with choosing a flavor of tea and any accessories we think will go well with it. We don’t think it’ll take long for you to find something you love.