This Tea Forte Iced Tea Pitcher Takes Summer Gatherings to the Next Level

Updated: Apr. 01, 2024

Ready, set, steep! Summer gets way more refreshing with this pretty iced tea pitcher on your counter.

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On a hot summer day, a refreshing beverage is essential. And while I always crave the smooth taste of iced tea, I don’t typically bother to make it. After all, the process can be a bit cumbersome. And most store-bought iced teas are too sweet for my tastes.

Luckily, this stunning Tea Forte iced tea pitcher is changing the game. Its sleek design and easy-to-use tea pyramids make iced tea prep a breeze. Here’s why I’m using this pretty pitcher all. summer. long.

What is the Tea Forte iced tea pitcher?

The tea over-ice steeping pitcher is a pretty and practical way to make iced tea. It features two stackable glass vessels: a large one on the bottom to chill and a small one on the top to steep. All in all, this iced tea pitcher can brew 24 ounces of your favorite blend. Each piece is also heat-resistant and dishwasher-safe.

Each order also includes a sampler pack of the brand’s signature pyramid tea infusers. Try five blends—ceylon gold, green mango peach, orange papaya, raspberry nectar and white ginger pear—before ordering more of your favorite flavor.

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Why I Love It

Tea Forte Iced Tea PitcherKatie Bandurski/Taste of Home

I’ve enjoyed Tea Forte’s luxury hot teas for years. (The Warming Joy collection is a personal favorite!) And while a cozy cuppa makes sense in fall and winter, it’s not a top priority in the summer months. But now, the Tea Forte iced tea pitcher helps me get my fix while staying cool.

Right away, I was impressed by the beautiful packaging. It’s one of my favorite attributes of the brand. Every piece is expertly wrapped in a stunning box. (Hello, last-minute gift for tea lovers that doesn’t even require wrapping!)

After unboxing, I gave the pitcher a quick wash. Then, it was iced tea time.

First, I put the kettle on to boil and chose my flavor (raspberry nectar). I unwrapped the pyramid and placed it inside the smaller pitcher. Next, I filled the larger pitcher with ice. When the water boiled, all I had to do was fill the small pitcher, place the lid and let it steep for five minutes. Easy-peasy!

Now, I will admit: on the first go, this step made me nervous. I’ve read one too many horror stories about Pyrex dishes exploding from thermal shock (aka when moving from ice-cold freezers to hot ovens) and I was worried the swift temperature change could harm the glass. But my anxieties were quickly put to rest. The Tea Forte iced tea pitcher showed no signs of breakage or cracking. The glass is just as durable as it is beautiful.

Once the tea steeps, simply pour it over the ice, and there you have it! Effortless iced tea. All that’s left is to add lemon slices, fresh berries or sweetener to your tastes.

When all’s said and done, the process takes no more than 10 minutes with easy cleanup as each pitcher is dishwasher-safe. And the tea pyramids are made with a durable mesh so there’s no need to worry about busted tea bags.

But Don’t Take My Word for It! 

Tea Forte Iced Tea PitcherKatie Bandurski/Taste of Home

I’m not the only one who’s elevating their summer with iced tea.

Taste of Home Senior Editor, Emily Racette Parulski, gives this pitcher rave reviews for its space-saving design. “I love that this pitcher doesn’t take up much room. I can leave it on the counter all the time and it’s not in the way. One pitcher makes two glasses of iced tea. It’s the perfect amount for you and a friend or for indulging in two glasses in an afternoon.”

Five-star Amazon reviewer, Mauvil, explains that the pitcher makes a great gift. “I got this for my mom because it looked like the one we used on our cruise and once I got it realized it was the same brand as the one we used on the cruise, the tea too. Made her so happy, she loves her steeping pitcher and teas.”

Where to Buy the Tea Forte Iced Tea Pitcher

Tea Forte Iced Tea PitcherKatie Bandurski/Taste of Home

Pick up the iced tea pitcher and a five-pack of tea pyramid infusers on Amazon for $48. Additional tea infusers will run you $16. Or you can buy the pitcher alone directly on the Tea Forte website for the same price. While a little on the pricey side, the luxury experience is well worth the cost. Plus, it’s still cheaper in the long run than stopping by a cafe for a pick-me-up. Happy sipping!

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