When you are asked what food goes good with iced tea, there is really no wrong answer. The best thing about delicious sweet iced tea is there’s not much that it doesn’t pair well with from a lunch, dinner, or snack standpoint. We even recommend serving iced tea at tea parties and even holiday parties, especially in The South where it’s always a good time to serve up some sweet tea, y’all.
What food goes good with iced tea? We recommend serving any warm and delicious chicken, fish or pork dinner, which can include any type of sauces or even pasta with red sauce. Sweet tea’s cool and refreshing citrus flavors also make it the perfect match for spicy dishes too like seafood with a spicy sauce, as well as Asian and Indian cuisine.
Learn more below in our guide to what food goes good with iced tea below.
What Snacks Go Well With Iced Tea?
Snacks are a delicious treat for any party or holiday gathering. This makes them a great food option to serve with sweet tea. Snacks we recommend with sweet tea include:
- Crispy fried chicken tenders with dipping sauces
- Any type of sandwich
- Mini pizzas
- Mini burgers
- Pasta salad
There are really so many options for you to enjoy your sweet tea with!
What Snacks Go Well with Tea?
Are we talking tea that is not iced? You can serve the following snacks with hot tea:
- Slices of cake
- Fruit salads
What Do You Serve with Tea?
Are you looking for classic tea party food? Nothing says a tea party like:
- Tea and biscuits
- Crunchy and sweet wafers/cakes
- Delicious scones
- Teacakes like Early Gray teacakes
- Finger sandwiches
What Flavors Pair With Tea at a Holiday Party?
Do you ever wonder what flavors pair best with tea for your parties? We have the tips you need to pair delicious iced tea with the right foods below:
Unsweetened Original Iced Black Tea
Unsweetened black iced tea has a rich robust flavor and we recommend pairing it with hearty and rich food like:
- Roast beef sandwiches
- Lasagna and other pasta dishes
- Breakfast items like scrambled eggs and sausages
- Spicy foods
The great thing about black unsweet tea is it really can be paired with just about anything.
Sweet Iced Tea
Due to the sweetness of a good Southern iced tea, y’all, we recommend pairing sweet tea at your parties with salty foods to cut the sugar. We’re talking about:
- Steak sandwiches
- Cheeseburgers and fries
- Hot pretzels
- Chips and tortilla chips
- Lunch meat sandwiches
- Chicken tenders
This is another tea that has no limits really on what you can pair it with. Think of a spicy food and you can’t go wrong with serving up some sweet iced tea to go along with it!
Half & Half Iced Tea (Tea with Lemonade)
Take the recommendations we offered in both unsweetened black iced tea and sweet iced tea, add some lemonade and you can pick and choose any food pairing listed above to go with your party meals.
Half & Half Iced tea combines the sweet with tea to create a perfect mix that goes with any snack, lunch or dinner item, either salty or non-salty. Tea with lemonade also works well with:
- Spicy foods
- Asian food
- Spicy seafood
- Indian dishes
Orange Sweet Iced Tea
You can also pair salty foods with items like blood orange iced tea. Other options include:
- Fresh fruit
- Mild beef
- Any salty snack
Peach Sweet Iced Tea
This may sound strange but peach iced tea is a great beverage to go along with:
- Salty snacks
Cherry Sweet Iced Tea
Cherry sweet iced tea is an excellent food complement to any fruit salad and also goes well with chocolate, especially dark chocolate snacks served at a party! We can help you with a lesson on how to make cherry tea for your party too.
Raspberry Sweet Iced Tea
Raspberry iced tea is a tasty treat that goes well with:
- Other buttery seafood
Blackberry Sweet Iced Tea
Blackberry iced tea has just enough sweetness and tartness to go well with items such as more basic desserts like vanilla ice cream. It’s also a great tea to pair with fruits and salty snacks.
Watermelon Sweet Iced Tea
Watermelon sweet iced tea, like other sweet tea flavors, makes for a great drink at a picnic party that serves:
- Hot dogs
- Corn on the cob
- Fruit salad
Mint Iced Tea
Desserts are a wonderful way to enjoy a glass of mint iced tea, especially if you enjoy the combination of chocolate and mint. In particular, try chocolate, berries, and anything sprinkled with brown sugar to complement your mint tea.
Sweet Tea Treats and Sweets for a Holiday Party
Combining sweet tea with treats and sweets at a party just seems normal, right? Try these delicious treats to make your sweet tea party absolutely delicious:
- Poached pears with a syrup that is heavenly with your sweet tea
- Rum cake
- Chocolate pie
- Meringue pie
- Cherry pie
- Scones drizzled in fruit sauce
- White chocolate
- Baked custards
- Lemon frosted cake
- Pistachio ice cream
- Chai cake
- Berry tarts
- Chocolate covered strawberries
- Apple cider doughnut holes
- Shortbread cookies
- Mini cupcakes
- Hazelnut cookies
- Mini muffins
- Dutch apple bread
- Ginger cookies
- Brownie bites
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So what food goes good with iced tea? The real answer is basically everything! We told y'all that we would have you covered. Use this guide to help plan the perfect sweet iced tea party this holiday season or any time of year! Southern Breeze has the best sweet iced tea to pair with all your delicious party food!
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