Red, White, and Blue FestiviTEAs!

As we look forward to the Fourth of July, let's celebrate all the red white and blue ways you can enjoy Jackson Avenue Teas!  


To create our signature Watermelon Refresher you’ll pour Strawberry Basil white tea over frozen watermelon and blueberries for the ultimate Fourth of July treat! Kids and adults alike will relish the sweetness of watermelon accented by the zing of basil and the tang of strawberries and blueberries. 

Brew Strawberry Basil white tea at room temperature overnight : measure 0.8 oz of tea* into a stainless steel strainer (one intended for cold-brewing coffee work well) and place it in a half gallon mason jar, filled with water, with the lid on.  

Cut a medium sized watermelon into 1 inch cubes and arrange in a single layer on a large baking sheet; freeze overnight . On another baking sheet freeze 2 cups of blueberries. (Both these steps can easily be done a few nights in advance if desired. You can store fruit, once well frozen, in zip-top bags in the freezer and they won't stick to each other.)

To serve, fill a tall, clear glass (or clear plastic cup) with watermelon cubes and a few blueberries then add Strawberry Basil white tea to within 1”-½” of the rim.  Add a long cocktail stick and a basil leaf for extra flair!

*For most of our white teas use 3 heaping Tbsp of dry tea per half gallon if you do not have a food scale.


Entice your guests at your next BBQ or poolside gathering with an iced tea mix-ins bar!  This low or no-sugar added option will satisfy all the cravings for sweet, cool treats while supporting all your lifestyle goals, too!  

Provide your guests with brewed Blueberry Muffin and Strawberry Basil white teas, plenty of fresh ice, and a selection of frozen and chilled mix-ins. Ahead of time, purchase fresh blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries, wash, and allow to thoroughly dry (remove the tops from strawberries; chop into smaller pieces if desired).  Arrange each type of fruit in a single layer on a large cookie sheet and freeze.  You could even play up the “white” by providing a pitcher of chilled coconut milk and  even whipped cream!

The night before your party, for each type of tea brew 3 Tbsp of tea in ½ gallon of water at room temperature overnight . You can create an easy, inexpensive set-up by placing a stainless steel cold-brew filter in a ½ gallon mason jar.  If tea is a big feature of your party we suggest ½ gallon of tea per 5-6 guests; less if there will be a wide array on your beverage bar.  

As you prep for your event, line a deep water-proof tray with ice and place bowls into the ice so your fruit stays cold.  Use a separate bowl for each type of fruit.  Provide guests with long cocktail sticks so they can easily help themselves to fruits and stir their drinks.

For serving we recommend clear plastic cups, mason jars, or tall, narrow glassware.  


Whether you purchase pomegranate seeds already removed from the fruit or do it yourself, we love the simple elegance they add to your favorite beverage.  We recommend you chill your seeds for 8 or more hours then stir them into a tall glass of iced Blueberry Muffin white tea -- add a few blueberries, too, if you like!

You could also add pomegranate seeds to iced Strawberry Basil white tea .

For a beautiful, all red flavor blast - add pomegranate seeds and a splash of sweetener to chilled hibiscus tea ! This kid-friendly, no-caffeine refresher will add bold color to any tablescape!