Iced Black Tea Recipe

Iced Black Tea Recipe

Iced Black Tea


  • 4 cups water
  • 4-6 tablespoons loose leaf tea (such as Wink's Breakfast Blend Black Tea)
  • Sweetener (optional), such as sugar, honey, or agave syrup
  • Lemon slices or mint leaves for garnish (optional)
  • Ice cubes


  1. Boil Water: Bring 4 cups of water to a boil.

  2. Steep Tea: Place the loose leaf tea in a heatproof pitcher or large glass jar. Pour the boiling water over the tea leaves.

  3. Steep Time: Let the tea steep for at least 5 minutes. Steep longer if you prefer a stronger flavor, but be cautious not to over-steep as it can result in a bitter taste.

  4. Strain: Once the tea has steeped, strain out the loose leaves using a fine-mesh sieve or a tea strainer.

  5. Sweeten (Optional): If desired, add sweetener to the hot tea while it's still warm. Stir until the sweetener is completely dissolved. Start with 2-3 tablespoons of sweetener, then adjust to taste.

  6. Cool: Allow the tea to cool to room temperature before refrigerating. You can speed up the cooling process by placing the pitcher in an ice bath.

  7. Chill: Once the tea has cooled, transfer it to the refrigerator and chill for at least 1 hour, or until thoroughly chilled.

  8. Serve: Fill glasses with ice cubes and pour the chilled tea over the ice. Add lemon slices or mint leaves for garnish, if desired.

  9. Enjoy: Sip and enjoy your homemade iced tea!


  • Experiment with different types of loose leaf tea to find your favorite flavor combination.
  • Adjust the sweetness and strength of the tea to suit your taste preferences.
  • For a stronger brew, you can increase the amount of loose leaf tea or steep it for a longer period.
  • Store any leftover iced tea in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days.
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