We offer an extensive range of the highest quality premium teas, both single estates sourced from tea growing regions around the world and exquisite flavoured blends made by hand in our factory in Edinburgh. 

Islay Whisky Iced Tea

This is a really simple iced tea that you can make in 10 minutes using a cocktail shaker, so there's no need to leave the tea to chill overnight.  We first experimented with this method of making iced tea a couple of years ago using our Lapsang Souchong.  Because our Islay whisky tea is made with a proportion of Lapsang, I thought the same technique would work well to create and instant Iced Whisky Tea.  The peaty, smokey earthy notes are quite unusual but very refreshing and a great option for a non-alcoholic drink on a summers day.

You will need a cocktail shaker for this recipe.

Ingredients: PekoeTea Edinburgh Islay Whisky Tea Caddy and Islay Whisky Iced Tea in Glass

1 Tbsp (5g) PekoeTea Islay Whisky Tea

500ml just boiled water

A couple of Ice-Cubes

Lemonade (optional)


Add 1tbsp of Islay Whisky Tea to 500ml of just boiled water, stir and leave to infuse for 5 mins.

Strain the tea and allow to cool for a further couple of minutes.

Put a couple of ice cubes in a cocktail shaker and pour in half the tea.  

Give it a really good shake - the ice should melt and the tea will go all frothy. 

Pour into a glass and enjoy.  If you prefer your iced-tea a little sweeter top it up with a splash of lemonade.

Let us know what you think of this recipe.  We'd love to hear from you.


Esther Kungu-Cooper

Esther Kungu-Cooper

Creative director & co-owner PekoeTea Edinburgh