how to make good ice tea

how to make good ice tea

Making Delicious Ice Tea

Summertime is the perfect time to enjoy a glass of ice tea, and making it yourself is surprisingly simple. Here’s how to make a delicious and refreshing homemade ice tea.

Ingredients for Ice Tea

  • 6 tea bags (or 6 teaspoons of loose-leaf tea)
  • 6 cups boiling water
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup of sugar, honey, or your favorite sweetener
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice


  1. In a medium bowl or large measuring cup, add the tea bags or tea leaves and pour over 6 cups of boiling water. Let steep for 4-5 minutes.
  2. Remove the tea bags or strain the tea leaves and discard.
  3. Add the sugar, honey, or sweetener of your choice and stir until fully dissolved.
  4. Add the freshly squeezed lemon juice and stir to combine.
  5. Let the mixture cool for about an hour before transferring to an airtight container and storing in the refrigerator. It’s best if consumed within 3-4 days.
  6. For serving, pour the cold tea into a glass filled with ice.


  • You can also make a large batch of iced tea by doubling the recipe.
  • You can use regular white sugar, raw sugar, honey, or any alternative sweetener of your choice. The amount of sweetener will depend on your taste preferences.
  • If you’re looking for extra flavor, feel free to add herbs such as mint, basil, or lemongrass to the steeped tea.
  • If you’re short on time, you can make instant iced tea by combining 1/4 cup of tea concentrate with 1/4 cup of cold water in a glass.

That’s it! A simple and delicious homemade ice tea, perfect for summer refreshment. Enjoy!


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