With temperatures outside reaching the nineties, there’s nothing more satisfying to me than a cup of delicious, sweet iced tea. Since June is National Iced Tea month, it’s the perfect time to check out a new way of brewing iced tea. Did you know that the newest trend is to infuse your tea with fresh fruit? Imagine sweet pomegranate tea infused with apple slices and a splash of fresh lemon. Now, making sophisticated tea drinks is incredibly simple with the Takeya iced tea system.

Takeya Iced Tea Maker Review

To review the iced tea system from Takeya, I received multiple items, including: a 2QT iced tea maker, one of each seven boxes of iced tea, a fruit infuser, a citrus juicer, a modern flip straw bottle and a recipe book called Iced Tea Reinvented. With all of the items the company sent, I was able to thoroughly try out the iced tea system to see how well it would work. Reading the recipe book gave me a lot of neat ideas. Even though I had some ambitions to make fancier recipes, I started out making a simple batch of pomegranate tea because I knew my whole family would enjoy the taste.

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My favorite part was that brewing the tea was very simple. To make a batch of tea, all I had to do was boil water, soak tea leaves in the boiling water inside the tea maker using a tea infuser, and put the tea in the refrigerator overnight to chill. Using the tea infuser item was simple. Previously, I had never used a tea infuser that attached to the lid of the serving container for tea. The strategy for brewing the tea worked well. Clean up was simple too. When the tea was served with ice and mixed with some sugar, the result was amazing.

Using the attachments was simple. To add a taste of lemon, I took the citrus juicer and attached it to the iced tea maker. After cutting a fresh lemon in half, I juiced the fruit on the juicer. The taste of the lemon added a nice, traditional flavor to the black tea.

Since we happened to have a pineapple in the refrigerator, I decided to add some to my next batch. I noticed that the Coconut Vibe Iced Tea included pineapple in its ingredients. Adding fresh pineapple sounded like a good fit. The fruit infuser was simple to attach and it worked well. The taste of fresh fruit took the tea to a whole new dimension. The fruit infuser was also really easy to clean. Getting bits of pineapple out of it was simple.

Another item I really liked was the aqua colored flip straw bottle. Just by picking the bottle up, I could tell that it was high quality. The material felt strong and durable. Using the bottle was a great way to take the tea on the go. On a hot summer day at the playground, the iced tea was exactly what I needed. 

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I received an item, but it in no way influenced my opinion.

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Theresa has been writing since 2010 in magazines and online. Her lifestyle and parenting expertise has been featured in publications, including ShopSmart and Scholastic. She earned an M.Ed in Elementary Education from Vanderbilt as well as a BA in History from Flagler College, and she is a certified teacher.

21 Responses

  1. Tiara

    I should probably invest in this Takeya Iced Tea Maker, with the way my husband drinks Tea. He absolutely loves Tea and I absolutely hate it! I guess he would think of this as a nice gift 😉 Haha!

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  2. Jeanine

    Yum. I haven’t heard of this brand before. But I’m a HUGE iced tea fan so I’ll have to try to check it out!

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  3. Kiwi

    I love this concept! This ice tea maker is perfect for this summer and quenching thirst!

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  4. Chris G

    My wife loves iced tea. This iced tea maker sounds really nice. I just may have to pick one up.

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  5. Tami

    This might be my next tea maker. Our current one leaks tea on the counter and makes a huge mess.

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  6. Rebecca Swenor

    This Taykeya Iced Tea Maker sounds amazing. I would love one of these machines and it would make a great gift for my mom too. My grandma would always have iced tea when we would visit. I so miss that. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Rosey

    That is a nice looking bottle. I would like the flip straw too, definitely.

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  8. Manu Kalia

    We are a huge fan of making green tea, I could use this Taykeya Iced Tea Maker in the future. I would love to have one.

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  9. michele d

    I love ice tea. We use our ice tea maker mostly during the summer but it really is a must have. Great review.

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  10. Kathy

    This looks like a great iced tea maker. I would love to be able to have one of these. Great for the summer!

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  11. Becka

    My husband has been a tea drinker his whole life but lately has taken to drinking it more than ever. I was thinking about getting one of these. Thanks for the clear review.

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  12. Neha Sultan

    Fruit Infusers bottles seem to be the rave these days. Need to get one and check out. I love Iced tea and it such great option for summer and having friends having over for get together. Great product to have!

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  13. Melody

    I’ve never heard of this brand of Tea before, we love the ice tea maker we currently have. So quick and easy.

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