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 Mint Tea Recipe

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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 do remember the Jewel Tea man and we did really look forward to his visits. My mom had quite a few of the dishes, etc. I have the last remaining mixing bowl. I wish we knew enough then to keep those things. They remind me of a simpler, sweeter, more loving time.

  2. I adore anything vintage and can’t wait to try this recipe as I have a few pieces of that pattern…just in time for summer porch sittin’

  3. My mother used to buy things from the Jewel Tea man. I remember him coming to the house when I was growing up. She collected a whole set of the Autumn Leaf dishes which I still have plus I was given several other pieces that a sister and a sister-in-law had collected. I don’t have the pitcher but do have a teapot that looks like an Aladin’s lamp. I also think I recognize that cookbook which I think might still be around somewhere in my house since I also have all her cookbooks. Will have to try this recipe!

  4. You mentioned Southern Breeze sweet tea. I love it, but my local grocery store has stopped carrying it. (I bought up all they had in two stores when they discounted it.) My stockpile is running low now. I think I can get it on Amazon, but kind of expensive, I think. Is there someplace else to purchase on line or any where near Charlotte, NC still carry it?

    I have a coupon for Luzianne sweet tea bags, but I haven’t seen it in stores yet. I recently found Lipton sweet tea bags, but I haven’t tried that yet.

    Southern Breeze tea is SO GOOD. I don’t drink anything else so I go through two bags every day, it seems.

  5. Thanks for bringing back “long ago memories”! The Jewel Tea Man even came down to Winter Park, FL (small town just north of Orlando) – where I grew up. Moma didn’t buy any of the dishes, but she did buy the coffee pot (complete with the coffee drip section) as well as the custard/pudding dishes and even a 3 piece casserole set. Over the years, I picked up the creamer & sugar set and a tea cup & saucer. I usually display these items during the fall – wonderful memories!!!

    After moving to Birmingham back in 1972 – we had milk delivery to our door!!! Wow! My, my how times have changed . . . yes, a trip down memory lane sure is nice!

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