Summer tea blend DIY

DIY summer tea blend for hot or iced tea! Perfect easy summer drink where YOU get to control all the ingredients and really make it taste exactly how you want to.

Make your own fruity herbal tea blend with this easy DIY!


  • 2 tablespoons dried hibiscus flowers
  • 3 tablespoons dried lemongrass
  • 3 tablespoons dried chamomile flowers
  • about 20g (1/2 cup) dried strawberries, chopped
  • 23 tablespoons dried blackberries
  • a handful (about 1/3 cup) candied pineapple, chopped
  • optional additions: culinary grade rose petals or buds, lavender flowers


  1. Put all ingredients in a shallow bowl and stir to combine.
  2. To make tea, bring a pot of water to a boil. Add tea to the water, steep for 10-15 minutes, then strain. For a cup of warm tea, you only need about 2 teaspoons of the tea blend. For an iced tea, make a stronger tea by using 1-2 tablespoons per each cup. Serve over ice with lemon slices.
  3. Keep leftover tea in a tin or jar.


If you like a sweet tea, use a sweetener of your choice. Simple syrup and rock candy (sugar swizzle) sticks are popular choices, but anything works.

If you can’t find certain loose leaf teas, you can buy tea bags instead and use those along with the mixture.