Exceptional Iced Tea
Exceptional Iced Tea
Exceptional Iced Tea
Exceptional Iced Tea
Exceptional Iced Tea
Exceptional Iced Tea
Exceptional Iced Tea
Exceptional Iced Tea
Exceptional Iced Tea
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Exceptional Iced Tea

BLACK ICED TEA

233 reviews

A highly invigorating blend of full leaf Assam and Ceylon black teas chosen for their ability to create a more elevated iced tea experience. Tastes especially cool in dark glasses.

Tasting Notes:

Malt, dried apricot, orange peel


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05/11/2021
Anthony
United States United States
I recommend this product

Simply Delicious and Refreshing

This is the most delicious and refreshing tea we have ever tasted. No bitter aftertaste. Friends sent us some as a gift and we are hooked. We are new customers and will be purchasing this incredible tea for a long time to come. Thank you for creating such a wonderful product.

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05/06/2021
Debra N.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Perfect name for exceptional iced tea!

I have been buying exceptional iced tea for several years and no other iced tea compares. This is the only iced tea I will buy now. It is the best, most crisp, clean tasting tea ever!

DM
10/14/2022
Denyse M.
United States
I recommend this product

It is so Good

I have been a fan of Steve Smith Tea from the beginning. The ice tea did not disappoint. It is fantastic.

RC
09/13/2022
Ryan C.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Second Favorite Tea

Love it, and generally have people try it too! I alternate it with the Darjeeling Sunrise sachets.

RP
09/02/2022
Ron P.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Damn good iced tea mix

Followed your instructions for iced tea and it was perfect.

Ingredients

Black teas from India and Sri Lanka, black currant and peach skin natural flavors.

Blend Numerology

No. 46: It takes 46 sips to get to the bottom of the golden tea cup.

Preparation

Bring spring or freshly drawn filtered water to a boil (212°F) and pour 2 cups over sachet.

Steep 5 minutes, discard sachet and top off to one quart with filtered water. 

Stir briskly and serve over ice.

To view our Iced Tea Brew Guide video, click here.

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Assam

Indian Black Tea

Assam tea is the biggest, brightest, richest and most astringent tea made. It is the backbone to breakfast style teas of nearly all brand and quality although it is also used in many blends for body and top notes. Assam is less floral and has more bread or biscuit-like flavor than other origins, and is often described as malty or coppery.

Assam Region

The Assam region is located in Northeast India, and borders Bhutan and Bangladesh. At near sea level, this region produces teas that are full flavored, rich, and chewy with distinct characteristics of caramel and malt. The best teas from this region are plucked and processed in June and July, a harvest also known as the 2nd Flush.

Ceylon Dimbula

Sri Lankan Black Tea

The Dimbula region is directly opposite the Uva region in Sri Lanka. Dimbulas are often called “Westerns” in the tea trade. They have a reddish amber color in the cup, with a medium to full body, slightly fruity flavor and mineral notes. Ceylon Dimbulas are often used in medium bodied blends, Earl Grey formulas and other flavored teas. The best Dimbula teas are produced from December to February.

Central Province

The Central Province, true to its name, is located in the heart of Sri Lanka. It is said that in its capital city of Kandy, the tooth of the Buddha resides in a temple, which alone makes this place worth visiting. Here at Smith, just as holy, are the many breathtaking high elevation tea gardens that make a significant contribution to the total output of high grade Sri Lankan teas, which we look to buy between the months of December to February.

Ceylon Nuwara Eliya

Sri Lankan Black Tea

A well known, yet somewhat under-appreciated, tea from the area situated between Uva and Dimbula. Grown and processed at elevations above 1500 meters, Nuwara Eliyas have a very light color and body similar to some first flush Darjeelings. While their body and cup color are light, the flavors can be intense and floral, which add brightness and character to blends.

Central Province

The Central Province, true to its name, is located in the heart of Sri Lanka. It is said that in its capital city of Kandy, the tooth of the Buddha resides in a temple, which alone makes this place worth visiting. Here at Smith, just as holy, are the many breathtaking high elevation tea gardens that make a significant contribution to the total output of high grade Sri Lankan tea, which we look to buy between the months of December to February.

Nilgiri

Indian Black Tea

With little to no astringency, Nilgiri teas are aromatic, fruity, floral and gentle on the palate. These medium bodied teas make excellent iced teas since they don’t get bitter, don’t cloud, and are naturally smooth and sweet. With a golden yellow cup color, they can be slightly spicy with a crisp, clean, sometimes nutty finish.

Nilgiris

Nilgiri translates to "blue mountain". It is a range of mountains that are part of the larger Western Ghats and are located in the states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala in Southern India. With over 24 peaks reaching higher than 2,000 meters, it made this area perfect for growing tea and other botanicals, along with providing the British in the Raj era respite during India's long hot summer. Tea is harvested between January-February and secondarily between August-September.