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Favorite Iced Tea Recipes

Updated on February 9, 2015

Recipes for Making Iced Tea

One of my all-time favorite drinks is iced tea (ice tea) and I enjoy putting together new iced tea recipes to share with family and friends. Homemade iced tea is delicious, refreshing and VERY easy to make. I make fresh iced tea everyday and enjoy it year round.

This collection of ice tea recipes includes a basic recipe. This is one of my favorites, which is crisp and delicious. There are also variations from the basic recipe which add some exciting and exotic flavors.

Combine these terrific recipes with accessories, serving ideas, brewing tips and you have everything you need to make a refreshing glass of iced tea.

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Tea Bags for Iced Tea - When making iced tea everyday it pays to buy quality tea bags in bulk

Homemade Iced Tea Recipe

This is the basic recipe


-4 cups cold water

-6 Tea Bags

Use your favorite brand, regular or decaf

-Juice from half a lemon



(directions to follow)

Always use fresh, cold water

for the best iced tea!


Iced Tea Directions

So Easy!

Bring water to a boil and remove from heat.

Add tea bags and let steep until cool.

Remove tea bags and pour tea into a 2 quart pitcher and fill remainder with cold water.

Add lemon juice and sugar or sweetener, if desired.

Fill glasses with ice and iced tea.

Serves 8.


Variations for Basic Iced Tea - Try these fun additions....

  1. Mango Tea- Add 2 cups of mango juice to cooled tea
  2. Passion Fruit Tea- Add 1/2 cup passion fruit concentrate to cooled tea
  3. Cinnamon Tea- Add one cinnamon stick to boiling water with tea bags
  4. Lime Tea- Add the juice of two limes in place of the lemon juice
  5. Lemonade Tea- Add 1 cup frozen lemonade concentrate to cooled tea

Tea bags should be kept cool and dry

in an airtight container.

Pretty Iced Tea Glasses - My favorites from Amazon

Homemade Peach Tea


Note: 2 cups canned peaches may be used in place of fresh peaches.

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 35 min
Ready in: 45 min
Yields: 8


  • 4 cups cold water
  • 6 tea bags
  • 2 peaches peeled and pitted peaches
  • 3/4 cups sugar or equivalent substitute
  • 1/2 cup water

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  1. Boil water and remove from heat.
  2. Add tea bags. Let steep until cool.
  3. Place remaining ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth.
  4. Add cooled tea and peach mixture to a 2 quart pitcher.
  5. Add more water to fill pitcher. Serve tea over ice.
Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 5 min
Ready in: 10 min
Yields: 1

Coconut Iced Tea- A Fun Tea!

  • 1/2 cup light coconut milk
  • 1 cup brewed tea
  • 2 tsp. sugar or to taste


  1. In a tall glass add coconut milk and sugar over ice.
  2. Stir to combine.
  3. Carefully pour in tea and serve.

Add a splash of lemon-lime soda to

your tea for a "bubbly" treat!

Iced Mint Tea with Fruit Juices

Automatically Brew Your Tea!

Hamilton Beach 2 Quart Electric Iced Tea Maker - Make perfect iced tea and chill instantly with this electric easy to use iced tea maker!

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      4 years ago

      Coconut ice tea doesn't sound good to me, but I might be surprised. I like to pick fresh mint leaves, tear them in half, brew with my tea and then strain. I also like to use Torani Raspberry syrup.

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      4 years ago

      oh, coconut iced tea... never heard of that, I really must try it sounds nice!

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      Tanya Jones 

      4 years ago from Texas USA

      great tea recipes. i like teas served hot or cold, even lukewarm.

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      Kathryn Grace 

      4 years ago from San Francisco

      One of my all-time favorite beverages, especially when it's homemade. Your basic recipe is very like my mom always made, and as I make it still today. I'd surely like to try your coconut milk tea. May have to buy a couple of coconuts!

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      Eugene Samuel Monaco 

      4 years ago from Lakewood New York

      I like the variations with fruit!!! My wife and I drink Iced Tea all year long. Thanks for the ideas!!

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      Lorelei Cohen 

      4 years ago from Canada

      My husband loves iced tea. Before I met him he used to buy the premix and when I told him it was easy to make and so much healthier to have your homemade he was thrilled. I have been making it ever since.

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      Shinichi Mine 

      4 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      This makes me want to experience summer right now.

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      4 years ago from UK

      I can't wait till summer -I always have iced tea in the fridge- it's my favourite drink. I like the sound of the coconut tea.

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      Jackie Jackson 

      5 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      I must try these - it's getting so warm in Florida now!

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      Ellen Gregory 

      6 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      They all sound good.

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      6 years ago

      I like mint tea. very refreshing. nice lens...

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      ellies lm 

      6 years ago

      Can't wait to try the Coconut Ice Tea. Thanks for visiting Capella Flavor Drops.

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      6 years ago

      For me the best is iced lime tea is the best. There is a jug of this tea near my comp now.

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      Heather McGlaughlin 

      6 years ago from Marryland

      I love sweet tea!

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      flicker lm 

      6 years ago

      Oh, that Peach Iced Tea sounds great! Yum.


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