4 Teas to Sip Poolside

June 07, 2022

by Kimberley K

Summer is almost here and it’s time to get ready for warm sunny days and visits to the beach or the pool to soak in the sun.

Relax and help keep yourself stay refreshed and hydrated. What better way to do this than by brewing up some iced tea?

Luckily, Adagio has a wide range of fruit teas and tisanes for you to choose from, so there is bound to be something for you no matter what your preferences are. The best thing about fruit tisanes is that the majority of them are made up of actual fruit and don’t include caffeine so every member of your family will be able to sip on them no matter their age or time of the day.

This also means that these blends are a great addition to any outdoor summer family parties, BBQs, etc you may have planned and are not limited to just poolside sipping.

1. Peach Bellini

Inspired by the classic cocktail of the same name, Peach Bellini is a sunny herbal blend that combines the refreshingly zesty flavors of peach, strawberries, mango, pineapple and papaya.

The peach, pineapple, mango and orange combine together to create a juicy, sweet and zesty flavor that is naturally sweet, perfectly balanced, and incredibly refreshing when freshly steeped and poured over ice or cold brewed. It also makes a great base for a cocktail or mocktail. You could also combine it with cream soda to make peaches and cream-inspired tea pop.

Blends like this are best enjoyed cold/iced.

2. Watermelon Cooler

Sweet, juicy, and refreshing are the usual thoughts that come to mind when thinking of watermelon. Watermelon Cooler was blended carefully to invoke the same thoughts and sensations.

It has the trademark sweetness of watermelon along with the lively notes of cranberries, the tart bite of hibiscus, a subtle floral undertone from the rose petals, and an earthiness from the raspberry leaf. It has many layers of complexity and depth that all work perfectly to replicate the classic flavors associated with watermelon.

Freshly steeped and served over ice, this is a perfect poolside treat, you could also cold brew this if you are wanting to prepare large amounts in advance for a pool party or any events you may have planned this summer.

3. Kona Pineapple

Kona Pineapple is the next best thing to drinking liquid sunshine. Pineapple and the lemon grass are the stand-out notes in this blend providing natural sweetness, that trademark slightly sharp pineapple bite, and a sweet zestiness from the lemongrass. The apple serves as an amplifier for the natural sweetness of the blend and the rose, while subtle, is still present and finishes off each mouthful with a soft floral that lingers a little after you stop drinking.

Enjoy this cold-brewed or freshly brewed and poured over ice for a treat that will have you planning a vacation to Hawaii before you finish your cup. This also makes a great base for a tea-pop when combined with coconut sparkling water, or for an alcoholic option combine this tisane with coconut liquor like malibu or Caribbean rum. After all, pineapple and coconut are one of the greatest flavor combinations ever.

4. Blackberry Sage Oolong

If you are looking for something that contains caffeine for your poolside plans this year, consider trying out the new Blackberry Sage Oolong Iced Tea. The addition of the sage in this blend offers a boost to the sweetness in the berries and brings out the fruitiness of the smooth oolong used for the base of this blend. The berry notes in this are reminiscent of a blackberry jam providing the majority of the sweetness to this blend. Earthy elements from both the raspberry leaf and oolong are what hold down the base and the sage rounds everything off with a nice savouriness balancing the blend perfectly and stopping it from being over-sweet sickly.

Cold-brew this overnight in a quart of water for a flavourful refreshing and perfectly balanced sweet and savory poolside sip. As previously mentioned this tea does contain caffeine if you are sensitive to caffeine keep that in mind.

Should you have gotten to the end of this post and found that none of the tea and tisanes suggestions with it aren’t your cup of tea, fear not because these are just four options from our vast range of fruity teas and tisanes that are perfect for summer and poolside sipping no matter what your flavor preferences are. Adagio has something you’ll be able to enjoy.

Remember to check out the blog post with in-depth instructions on how to brew your own iced tea at home!