Hawaiian Iced Tea (Non-Alcoholic Punch)

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.

You might also enjoy these refreshing drink recipes:

Iced Cherry Apple Cider Vinegar Tea

Sugar-Free Peach Lemonade (2 Ingredients Only)

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. Does this ever bring back memories. While I don’t have any of those dishes my mom did. The Jewel Tea man as we called him would stop ever other week at our northern Ky home and my mother always ordered something. I also remember getting clothing from him. This was in the late 50s and early 60s. I don’t remember when they stopped making house calls. I’m going to make this punch and sit on my patio and reminisce about those days while I sip away. Thanks Christy for the memories.

  2. This has to be a delicious punch. Thanks for sharing.

    My little Granny in Tennessee bought tea and coffee from a traveling salesman, but I believe the name of that company was Standard Coffee and Tea.. She had a beautiful tea pot she got from them. My brother has it in his home , on display, today.
    She made the best iced tea I ever tasted.
    Wish I could go ack and spend one of those days again. I’ll have to wait and see her in Heaven.

  3. This reminds me of a recipe I have called Fruit Tea. It uses pineapple juice and frozen lemonade. Fruit flavored tea is delicious no matter what fruit you use.

  4. Mom has those dishes and has promised them to me…hope! This tea, minus the fresh fruit, has been served in my family…wonderfully refreshing.

  5. I not only remember the Jewel Tea man delivering I also remember my mom buying his wares as they used to call the thing he sold. I have to bowls and use them all the time. What great memories, I’m 80 years old so I especially remember the vanilla he sold. If my Mom didn’t have it we did not get fresh baked good until he came around again. I’d like a cookbook also, this I do not remember. Thanks!

  6. The Jewel Tea Man…I am old enough to remember him coming to our home and my Mom buying from him. It was always exciting, like a carny who only has a few moments to get your attention. The Jewel Tea Man was welcomed into our home. The Tropical Iced Tea, refreshing, and can’t wait to try. Memories of Jewel Tea also brought to mind others who did home delivery, the milk man with the metal milk box built into your home that had inside/outside access; the beverage man who delivered wooden crates of soda and other beverages, the bread man, the fruit & veggie man, the sharpening knives man, and of course the “rags man.” Love your posts!

    1. You also had Charles Potato Chips delivered in that big gold round can.. We also had an egg man until he made a pass at mom. Dad suggested he should not return!! ha ha

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