5 Best Places for Iced Tea in Metro Phoenix

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David Holden
Souvia's carrot and orange flavored iced rooibos tea
One of our favorite things about living in Arizona, especially in the summer, is the iced tea. The South has its cavity-causing sweet tea, but here in the Southwest, we have our unsweetened flavored tea. Lucky us. (And grab some sugar, if you must.) Here is a list of some the best places around the Valley to get freshly brewed iced tea.

See also:
10 Best Coffee Houses in Metro Phoenix
Starbucks' New Refreshers: What Was Wrong With Iced Tea?

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Diana Martinez
AJ's Fine Foods
Despite being known for its pricey gourmet grocery, AJ's does sell a few items that won't completely empty your wallet. Surprisingly, AJ's sells iced tea at a very reasonable price: $1.39 plus tax for a 32 oz. large. With 11 Valley locations, it's also convenient. And AJ's also offers a large selection of the best teas China Mist has to offer. Rather than bombard the tea with exotic flavors, China Mist teas subtly blends the tea with hints of fruit to smoothly mix the two. Don't worry about if you're a little picky, China Mist's flavors use flavors from all over the fruit spectrum. Not a fan of traditional black or green tea? Try the sweeter black passion fruit or the prickly pear. Don't want caffeine? There are decaf or caffeine free choices. I'm sure you'll find something to your liking. Our favorite: passion fruit. Get it with a slice of orange.

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David Holden
Wildflower Bread Company
Most places purchase their tea with a vendor, which chooses the blend, but not Wildflower. Both the guava-green tea and the passion fruit with strawberry are this bakery's own custom blend. The guava-green adds a bit of sweetness to the green tea, while the strawberry combined with the passionfruit produces a more intense brew. Stop in for a loaf of bread, a muffin or a sandwich, and grab a tea to go with it. Or stay a while: there are plenty of tables at any of the nine locations around the Valley.

Location Info

Venue

Map

AJ's Fine Foods

5017 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Coffee Plantation

7366 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Wildflower Bread Company

3111 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler, AZ

Category: General

Souvia Tea Room

15414 N. Seventh St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Pita Jungle

1431 E. Williams Field Road, Gilbert, AZ

Category: Restaurant

La Grande Orange Grocery

4410 N. 40th St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

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24 comments
Sharon Koger
Sharon Koger

?? Was not expecting that. I will have to try it next time I'm there. Thanks

Nia Hughes
Nia Hughes

I'm from the South (TN) so I'm picky about my tea. Wildflower and Pita jungle are pretty good.

Blythe Mariano
Blythe Mariano

QT has the best selection. I love their mango black unsweetened tea.

Brandon
Brandon

Panda Passion iced tea from Panda Express.

Venus Wygant
Venus Wygant

My boyfriend Lincoln makes the best Spearmint iced tea ever. He uses pure spearmint leaves from the spices center at Spouts. Just amazing

Christopher Anderson
Christopher Anderson

QT has iced tea stations now, passion fruit black mixed w green tea pineapple.

Jere Gabriel
Jere Gabriel

True Brew!!! Sharla Cook and Rochelle Raya and their team make the best tea. coffee and yummy food!...And often they do music, too! ..Rochelle is a AZ Blues Hall of Famer!.. oh yes!

Megan Bush
Megan Bush

COPPER STAR! Lets keep iced tea love local xoxo

Scott Jeffries
Scott Jeffries

Also Circle K on 15th Ave and Thomas. Brewed, not the faux brew that some Circle K's offer, with crushed ice. $.89 any size.

Jim Louvau
Jim Louvau

Pita Jungle, having a passion tea right now

Sue White
Sue White

right here, in my cool home. :) Can't beat home-brewed sun tea made by a person who lived in the South for twenty years! :)

Joseph Cuevas
Joseph Cuevas

Greater Than Coffee should be on this list. It's on the light rail, and has 25 different teas that they can ice.

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