Like carefully picked cider apples, a cup of tea balances just the right leaves, flowers and spices to brew up the perfect blend. While the sun is still shining, swap out that hot mug for a cold tea-infused cider with the same aromas you’ll find in your tea cabinet.
Wake Up and Dance Cider | Meriwether Cider Co.
Some like a morning cup of tea to rub away their sleepy eyes, while others might brew up some chamomile to ease into warm bed sheets. However, the team at Meriwether want you to “Wake Up and Dance” with their tea-infused tipple. This small batch of dry cider was made for those who want to take advantage of the longer summer days — featuring black tea, lemon and a spurt of caffeine to keep you groovin’ long after the sun sets.
Peach Tea | One Tree Hard Cider
It’s the peak of peach season and this Washington cidery has you covered in the beverage department. The Peach Tea is made with locally sourced apples and brewed with black tea for a sweet but balanced cider. This is something you’ll want to sip outside — say cruising down a river, over a game of cornhole or handed to you with a juicy burger.
Earl Grey | Nine Pin
Nine Pin features a few canned ciders in its cider line-up, with inspiration taken straight from the tea rack. The Earl Grey cider uses the tea that shares its namesake: Locally sourced New York apples are infused with tea from a neighboring tea shop, Short and Stout. Earl Grey is typically known for its astringent flavor, but Nine Pin adds floral and citrus notes for balance. A perfect way to drink away those warm but gloomier summer days.
The Spice Merchant | Noble Cider
A cup of chai isn’t exclusive to winter months when it’s blended with a crisp, North Carolina-made cider. For the warm spice lovers out there, Noble blends its apple base with AppalaChai! chai tea. The Spice Merchant bears all the aromas of a traditional cup of chai including, cinnamon, cardamom, anise and cloves, leaving the cider semisweet and a perfect pair to a spicy meal.
Earl Blue | Annapolis Cider Co.
You’ll want to save this sophisticated blend for your next dinner party on the patio. Earl Blue blends the familiar Earl Grey tea with Nova Scotia wild blueberry juices for this unique cider combination. Blueberry will add a unique flare to any drink; so impress your friends with this bold off-dry cider.
Mystic Dragon | Appalachian Mountain Brewery
Full of bright flavors, Mystic Dragon, from Appalachian Mountain Brewery, totes green tea, rhubarb and strawberry added to its apple base. As recommended by the brewery itself, spicy foods will pair best with this fruit-forward but off-dry blend. Try sipping Mystic Dragon alongside a plate of spicy pad Thai, to refresh after a hot day at the pool.