Navigate / search

How To Make Iced Tea

Sometimes only the classics will do. In the summertime, I want iced tea, and I don’t want to heat water to do it.

How to Make Iced Tea

Summertime is time to relax, hopefully by some kind of body of water. With lots of sunscreen. Or is that just me? I’m a pasty white girl, but hey, with all the sunscreen I need to apply, I’ll hopefully look young forever.

In the shade, I want iced tea when the weather turns hot. Why? It’s a classic, and it goes down smooth and easy. One thing I don’t normally do is sweeten my iced tea – whether it’s green or black. I like it straight, with lots of ice.

Do you know how to make iced tea? It’s easier than you think.

What you need for iced tea

You don’t have to do much work to get your iced tea brewing. No hot water, and no hot sun. Just water and tea bags overnight (or so). Just like my iced coffee, I like my tea cold-brewed. It makes for a smoother drink, and can be a little weak, so I make sure there’s lots of tea to go around.

Mine is strong, so we’ll just call it an iced tea concentrate. Because I don’t want to do extra work. It’s hot, and I’ve got sunscreen to put on.

So, go grab a big mason jar, some tea, and pour in that water. Tomorrow’s going to be sunny, with a side of iced tea.

How To Make Iced Tea
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
This is a cold-brew iced tea, and a concentrate. Mix it 1:1 with water.
Serves: 8
  • 4 tea bags (or 1 teaspoon loose leaf tea)
  • 32 ounces filtered water
  1. Place tea in large container.
  2. Pour water over, and cover.
  3. Chill 8 hours to overnight, and remove tea bags.
  4. Serve over ice.



Standolyn Robertson

Looks good. My parents are from the south, so I grew up drinking sweet tea with either lemon or mint. Now it’s just a once in a while treat I make with mint or lemon flavored simple syrup.

Brandie Kajino

Oh! I like the lemon syrup idea! I just posted a honey simple syrup that I am loving in this tea.
Do you have a recipe for your lemon simple syrup?

Leave a Reply