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Iced Tea Recipes

Updated on September 8, 2014

Cool Refreshing Tea Combinations For Hot Summer Days

One of my favorite iced beverages is iced tea. I love to mix different flavors and varieties to create refreshing summer drinks. This page is a work in progress as I remember and add more recipes over time.

I hope you enjoy the recipes our family has grown to love as much as we do. Each recipe will include the ingredients you need and a few tips to improve the taste. Most are unsweet versions but you can add any kind of sweetener you prefer to any one of them. I would recommend natural sweeteners if I used them. I have grown to love un-sweet teas and rarely ever add sweetener. But when I did I would add natural sweeteners such as honey or unsweetened fruit juices.

Today there are many sweetener alternatives. If you do not have a sensitivity to real sugar (cane or other plant based sugars) it should be fine to use a sweetener that is as unprocessed as possible and preferably organic fair trade options. Do a little research and you will find natural sweeteners are more available than ever before. Even a condensed unsweetened fruit juice (such as frozen apple juice for example) can be a great alternative to other sweetener options.

Image Credit: Original by Deb GypsyOwl Bryan "I took this photo of the Raspberry Lemon Green Tea with my phone today and then had the idea to share some tea recipes."

Raspberry Lemon Green Iced Tea Recipes
Raspberry Lemon Green Iced Tea Recipes

Raspberry Lemon Green Iced Tea

Brewed - Makes 2 Quarts - Very Easy Recipe

This is one of the favorites all summer long. I love to make this just when the coffee is to the bottom of the pot in the morning. When it is too hot to make and drink more coffee but I still want a pick-me-up with a refreshing result. It might seem silly but this mixture actually 'cools' me from the inside out when I drink it.

I get a 'chill' inside which is really nice on hot summer mid-morning walks. I try to walk early or late, but, days like today (a Saturday after a long Friday) I don't get up and going as early as usual.

This recipe is remarkably for cooling off and lifting my energy level. I would love to use this instead of coffee someday (even hot) but I'm still a coffee drinker... that may never change.

In the meantime... here is how I make refreshing Raspberry Lemon Green Iced Tea

What You Need:

  • Filtered water (to make ice and about 2 quarts cool water for the pitcher), tea bags (see recipe), a kettle, a 2 quart pitcher, sweeter (optional). Makes 2 quarts (before ice is added).
  1. Filter Water. I use a Brita Water Filter Pitcher
  2. Make Ice using the filtered water
  3. Heat 2 cups Filtered Water in a kettle on the stove top until just boiling.
  4. Brew Tea

I used the following flavors and quantities:

2 Lemon Lift Tea Bags

2 Green Tea Bags

3 Raspberry Tea Bags

2 Cups Hot Water

  • Steep for 4 minutes
  • Remove tea bags (do not squeeze the bags)
  • let cool for 5 minutes.
  • Mix Brewed Tea With Cold Water

Note: Add Cold Filtered Water to a 2 quart pitcher filling about half way. Then add the cooled brewed tea. Next add water to fill the 2 quart pitcher.

  • Sweeten to taste (optional).
  • Serve on Ice

Sweet Spice Sun Tea
Sweet Spice Sun Tea

Sweet Spice Suntea

Outdoor Sunshine - Makes One Gallon - Very Easy Recipe

Sunshine makes the best tea brewer! There is a natural unique flavor in suntea that I haven't been able to replicate any other way. Some favorite recipes for this way of making tea are pretty basic.

Very Simple To Adapt You can adapt this recipe to any flavor. You simple substitute (remove) one of the regular tea bags from your recipe and add one of your favorite flavorful teas. Some of the options we have tried are peach, berry, licorice, lemon, peppermint, and the following recipe made with Constant Comment (an orange peel zest sweet spice tea blend).

You will need:

  • A one gallon jar (or other clear container preferably glass) with a good lid, one gallon filtered water, filtered ice cubes, tea bags, sunshine, and a bit of patience.
  1. Put water into the jar.
  2. Put in 3 green tea bags (or black tea which ever is your favorite)
  3. Put in 1 Constant Comment tea bag (or your favorite flavorful tea)

Put the covered jar in full sun for 3-5 hours (until it is a bit darker than you usually like).

  • Remove the tea bags.
  • Chill.
  • Serve over ice.

Lemon Lift

Lemon tea can add a great flavor to just about any other flavor of tea. Lemon has a natural cooling effect when added to tea, water, or other beverages. Lemon tea can be used to create a refreshing rice dish. Substitute the lemon tea for the water you would normally put into the rice.


Add a lemon tea bag to just about any flavor of tea to create a nice refreshing twist on your regular flavors.

Green Tea

I would like to share my opinion here if I may. I'm concerned a bit. This is a great tea, but, it isn't a magic bullet and should not be depended on for a whole nutritional meal plan.


Green tea has been associated with so many benefits it is getting hard to keep up with them all. Do a search and you will find out it is a detox tea which improves your metabolism, which then promotes your bodies natural ability to balance itself. Many people have reported this process has been associated with weight loss. Beware of 'diets' using liquid only options unless you are under a doctor's care.


The benefits are natural. This means it is a part of an overall meal plan (not a diet) and can balance our lives.

Raspberry Royale

This is a great flavored tea to add to any recipe where you would like to add a touch of berry flavoring as well as the raised detoxification benefits.


Green tea is a natural detox tea, but, add a berry and you boost that benefit and add a delightful flavor to the iced tea recipe.

Tea Preference Poll

This is my favorite tea pot. It is the infusion style tea pot. Put tea and other herbals in the center and pour the hot water in.
This is my favorite tea pot. It is the infusion style tea pot. Put tea and other herbals in the center and pour the hot water in.

How do you prefer your iced tea to be brewed?

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Do you like Iced Tea Recipes? Do you have any to share?

Thanks for dropping by!

I wish you a refreshing day and much health and happiness!

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    Deb Bryan 3 years ago from Chico California

    Hello, Cheryl. I remember brewing tea on the stove. Your tea sounds yummy. Thank you, Deb

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    Cheryl Paton 3 years ago from West Virginia

    When I was growing up, I used to brew tea on the stove and stir in some mint extract.

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    Deb Bryan 3 years ago from Chico California

    @LauraHofman: Thank you, FlowerChick! I'm sure you will enjoy the new recipes.

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    Laura Hofman 3 years ago from Naperville, IL

    I love iced tea in the summer months! My favorite tea is Constant Comment...enjoyed both hot and cold. Now I want to try Raspberry Royale. Sure sounds tasty and refreshing! Thank you for the recipes and this pretty lens.

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