Hawaiian Iced Tea (Non-Alcoholic Punch)

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Bursting with fruit flavors thanks to the pineapple, orange, and lemon juice, this sparkling vintage Hawaiian iced tea recipe is such a refreshing non-alcoholic summer punch.

Glasses of Hawaiian Iced Tea Punch

I am too young to have ever seen the Jewel Tea Man coming up the road, but I’ve heard stories about him all of my life. He was a “peddler man” as my great-grandmother would say and he stopped by houses to sell his wares at regular intervals. Lela used to love to buy tea bags and a few pantry staples from him whenever the budget allowed. Today, I’m sharing an old recipe direct from the 1929 Jewel Tea Cookbook, Mary Dunbar’s Favorite Recipes (Mary Dunbar was the chief home economist for the Jewel Tea Company).

I had to change the name of this punch, though, because in the cookbook this is referred to as Hawaiian Punch. Now, at that time there was no hyper-red punch sold on the juice aisle so this name bespoke a delicious iced tea punch with wonderful fruit flavors mixed in. The internet would be mighty confused if I used that name today, therefore I’ve renamed it Hawaiian iced tea punch.

So, what do you need to make my Hawaiian iced tea punch recipe? The ingredients are orange pekoe tea (pre-brewed in boiling water), pineapple juice, ginger ale, lemon juice, orange juice, and sugar. You’ve also never seen such simple instructions. Basically, combine all the ingredients and serve your punch over crushed ice. That’s all there is to it. We love a delicious summer drink that’s easy to make.

What does it taste like? My first sip of this was very familiar. I knew I had never had it before, though, and couldn’t quite place the flavor. But then it hit me. This tastes like that pale yellow/white lifesaver. It has a decided tropical flavor to it with just a hint of tea on the side and mild sweetness. My entire family loved it and I’ll just bet there are going to be an awful lot of fans for this old-fashioned punch recipe once you try it. A perfect special drink for the upcoming summer!

Vintage cookbook cover.

1929 Jewel Tea Cookbook: Mary Dunbar’s Favorite Recipes

Hawaiian Iced Tea Punch vintage recipe.

The printable recipe for this punch is below but I wanted to show you the original because I always enjoy seeing vintage cookbooks. It’s like stepping back in time.

Recipe Ingredients

  • Orange pekoe tea
  • Pineapple juice
  • Ginger ale
  • Lemon juice
  • Orange juice
  • Sugar

How to Make Hawaiian Iced Tea Punch

Glasses of Hawaiian Iced Tea Punch

Are you ready for the very complicated instructions?

Combine all ingredients and serve over crushed ice.

I also add a sprig of fresh mint when I want to make it extra pretty.

Yep, that’s it! Your Hawaiian iced tea punch will be ready to enjoy in no time at all.


Due to the addition of ginger ale, the Hawaiian iced tea will go flat eventually, so it’s best to drink it ASAP. But just halve or double the amount of each ingredient so the recipe works for you.

Recipe Notes

  • Now I’m modernizing this just a wee bit. First of all, Jewel tea doesn’t exist anymore. However, orange pekoe black tea does and it’s pretty much what is in any Southern teabag. You can choose your favorite orange pekoe tea bags and just brew them in boiling water as directed if you like. Then follow the remaining instructions. I’m making it a bit easier by using Southern Breeze sweet tea. I’m also leaving out the sugar since they already sweeten the bag with a zero-calorie sweetener so it cuts down on the sugar a bit.
  • Feel free to substitute the ginger ale in the ice tea for Sprite or Diet Sprite.
  • Now, I did add a garnish of fresh mint sprigs, but another fun idea is fresh pineapple spears.

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Iced Cherry Apple Cider Vinegar Tea

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Iced Mint Tea Recipe

Sweet Tea

Wedding Punch (Non-Alcoholic Cranberry Punch)

Tropical Pink Mocktail

Hawaiian Iced Tea Punch

Bursting with fruit flavors thanks to the pineapple, orange, and lemon juice, this Hawaiian iced tea recipe is a refreshing non-alcoholic summer punch.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: iced tea, punch
Servings: 2 quarts
Calories: 118kcal


  • 4 cups strong orange pekoe tea
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 16 ounces ginger ale
  • juice of 2 lemons
  • juice of 2 oranges
  • 1/2 cup sugar


  • Combine all ingredients and serve over crushed ice.
    4 cups strong orange pekoe tea, 1 cup pineapple juice, 16 ounces ginger ale, juice of 2 lemons, juice of 2 oranges, 1/2 cup sugar


Calories: 118kcal
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  1. I love the picture of the Jewel Tea Pitcher and those are peanut butter goblets. The description of a life saver candy is wonderful.

  2. I remember the Jewel Tea man coming to the back door! Mom bought butter in a crock from him. One year she had whooping cough before Christmas and bought her Christmas presents from him. Dad got a Bulova watch that year! I look forward to mak8ng and ringing the tea!

  3. 5 stars
    We are so excited to feature your post on our Top Ten Views on Full Plate Thursday,486! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us and hope you will come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  4. This drink looks like it would be really good. We’ll have to try it this summer. I have to confess that Mom had some of the dishes with the leaves. One large bowl has a very small crack in the top and is now being used as a dog water dish in the kitchen. I believe it makes them feel special.

    And your Water Pie is great!

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