Fruity Green Tea Shaved Ice

So, who else is obsessed with iced tea in the summer time? I drink it like it's going out of style, surely I'm not the only one, yes? I love fruity, unsweetened teas, particularly the cherry blossom tea from Coffee Bean. SO yummy! I realized I was having that tea way too often when the cashier started recognizing me and knowing my order before I even got to the register. Woops. I decided I had to start making an effort to make iced tea at home more often, so I loaded up on a few of my favorite teas from the grocery store and spent an afternoon experimenting with them a bit...you know, finding ways to make it acceptable to have more tea throughout the day. I ended up making a shaved ice concoction out of tea and fruit, which resulted in an incredibly refreshing and super easy to make summer treat! This is really easy to adjust to your liking because you can use any tea and any fruits!


For this treat you will need: 
-an assortment of your favorite fruits. I chose a berry flavored tea so I kept with the theme and used strawberries, blueberries, and some cherries. I also used the juice of half a lemon.
-2 tea bags of your choice.


Boil some water and let your tea bags sit for about 5 minutes...


While that's happening, cut up your fruit pieces into small chunks and mash them up to the best of your abilities...


Combine your tea and fruit together into a container, and squeeze your lemon juice in...


Freeze for about 3 hours. After it's completely frozen, "rake" the ice with a fork. You'll start to get little bits of shaved ice. Transfer to your cup and enjoy!


What's your go to summer drink? Have you tried experimenting and figuring out different ways to have it? I'd love to hear about it!

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  1. Now this is a refreshing & tasty idea. I just bought an assortment of fruit teas so this is perfect. :] // itsCarmen.com ☼

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    1. Love fruit teas!! Hope you get a chance to try it out :)

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  2. Ah, I was like OMGOSH this looks good. Then I realized I'm allergic. hahaha, I will have to find a different fruity green tea to use

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    1. Haha yessssss try using different teas! It'll be yummy!

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  3. This looks like such a fun drink!!

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  4. This looks so good! I'll definitely be trying it!

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  5. This sounds amazing. I am totally doing this. Yum!!!

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  6. I love green tea and this would be perfect at night when I can't get the house to cool down. I also really like Fresh & Easy but there are zero in Washington.

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    1. Ah bummer about the lack of Fresh & Easy in Washington! There used to be really few around here and more recently they've been popping up like crazy!

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  7. my goodness gracious! This looks delicious!

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  8. OH MY GOSH. #1. i love && miss fresh and easy. #2 that looks SOOOO good

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  9. this sounds like a very refreshing, tasty and healthy recipe that i am going to have to try

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  10. This looks so delicious! I'm game for anything with fruit in it!

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  11. I feel like all summer long, anything that has to do with a cold something like shaved ice or ice cream, I'm all about it! Looks so yummy!

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    1. Ah me too!! I can't be bothered with room temperature anything in this heat!

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  12. This looks AH-mazing. I must try it!

    Katreena @ Sugar Spice & Everything Life

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  13. yum! this sounds like it would make a great, healthy after dinner sweet treat! :)

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    1. Totally! It's just the right amount of sweet without making you feel too stuffed!

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  14. my summer go to drink is just.... beer. :P haha

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  15. I will definitely be referring back to this when Aussie summer time arrives!! Looks so fun and refreshing! :)

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  16. This is such a perfect idea. I am a huge tea drinker and want to try this out with peppermint tea, my personal fave! Thanks for the great idea!!!!

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    1. I'm sure it would be awesome with peppermint tea and some berries + mint!

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  17. Sounds and looks so refreshing! Thanks for sharing!

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  18. oh my gosh this looks delicious! Pinned as I definitely need to try it!

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  19. Wow this is so cool, can't not wait yo try it out myself this weekend

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  20. Looks delicious. I live for sweet tea myself.

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  21. Looks absolutely gorgeous! Will try this.

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  22. This looks so delicious and perfect for a hot day like today!

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  23. I'm not a tea person, but I LOVE my fruits. May have to try this

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    1. You should try it with flavored mineral water if you don't like tea!

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    1. Thank you! It's an okay substitute to ice cream...only JUST okay though! Nothing like ice cream :)

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  25. Now this looks delicious! SO making this!

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  26. Oh my goodness this looks so good! I am going to have to pin this so I remember to make it. I love tea and fruit - so this is perfect! What a delicious summer treat.

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  27. This looks sooo yummy :) All of my favorite summer things: fruit and shaved ice <3

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  28. omg, YUMMO! i have a container that looks just like that so that definitely means i can make this.... right?

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