How to make Iced Tea at home with Tea bags

Do you enjoy iced tea? Well, this blog post is for you! We will show you how to make iced tea at home with tea bags. A refreshing glass of cold iced tea is easy, budget-friendly, and delicious on a hot day. You can whip up a jug in no time, then sweeten it with sugar or syrups, or infuse it with the flavorings of your choice. Follow this blog post for tips on how to make one of summer’s most popular and refreshing drinks.

In this blog post, we use black tea bags to replace of green tea, loose leaf tea, and tea leaves


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Recipe of homemade Iced Tea used Tea bags

  1. Normal Iced Tea with tea bags
  2. Minty Vanilla Iced Tea
  3. Cold Brew Iced Tea with tea bags
  4. Cold Brew Iced Tea with Fresh Fruit

How to make Iced Tea at home with Tea bags

1. Normal Iced Tea with Tea Bags

Step 1: Prepare Iced Tea

To make a standard brew of iced tea, start with 3 to 4 black tea bags. You can use any black tea you like, although Ceylon and Keemun black teas work best since they won't become cloudy when cooled. You can also opt for our Island Coconut Black Tea for a tropical note.

Luzianne Iced Tea Tea Bags

Step 2: Boil Water

To prepare iced tea, you brew just as you would a normal pot of hot tea. Add 8 cups of water to a pot or pan on the stovetop. Bring water to a boil, turn off heat and immediately add the black tea bags to the boiling water. Most black tea bags can be brewed using water temperatures between 200 and 212 F. If you decide to use more delicate black tea bags such as Darjeeling tea, heat your water to 180 or 190 F instead.

For the most accurate results, use a tea bags kettle with temperature controls or use a thermometer to monitor the temperature of your hot water on the stove. While not as sensitive to temperature as green tea, some black teas can still develop astringent flavors if brewed too hot.

Step 3: Steep

Allow the tea bags to steep for 3 to 5 minutes at most. If you brew tea longer than 5 minutes, the tea will develop bitter flavors or become too strong. Steep for 3 minutes and taste every 30 seconds to ensure your desired flavor.

Step 4: Serve and Enjoy!

Remove the tea bags. Once the tea is cold, fill glasses with ice cubes for serving. If desired, add 1 cup lemon juice or 1 cup honey to the tea to make it an Arnold Palmer and garnish with lemon slices and mint leaves for a beautiful display.

How to make Iced Tea at home with Tea bags

2. Minty Vanilla Iced Tea

Minty Vanilla Iced Tea is one of the most flavor tea recipes, and it is the sweet tea

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  • 12 large sprigs fresh mint, plus for garnish
  • 6 black tea bags
  • 2 vanilla beans, split lengthwise and seeds scraped
  • 1/3 cup sugar 
  • 4 to 6 cups ice cubes 
  • 16 ounces (2 cups) bourbon 
  • 8 thin slices of lemon 
  • honey


Step 1: Bring 12 cups of cold water, the mint, tea bags, vanilla seeds, and sugar to a boil in a large pot over high heat. Boil for about 10 minutes

Step 2: Then remove from the heat and let steep for another 10 minutes. Remove the tea bags and mint sprigs and strain them into a large pitcher. Let cool to room temperature, then refrigerate until ready to serve.

Step 3: For each serving, fill a glass with ice, add 2 ounces of the bourbon, 1 teaspoon honey, and pour tea over. Garnish with a mint sprig mint and a lemon slice.

How to make Iced Tea at home with Tea bags

3. Cold-Brew Iced Tea with Tea Bags

Cold-brew iced tea is easy to make, super refreshing, and has a clean, smooth finish that you just can not get with traditional tea leaves or loose leaf tea. Plus, you can make it ahead and keep it in your fridge for days.

Lipton Loose Black Tea

How To Make Cold Brew Iced Tea

Step 1: Brew Tea

8 tea bags in the bottom of a glass container or pitcher. We optional using this container because it has a lid. But we also own a glass pitcher (similar to this one), which we use when serving friends and family.

Pour 8 cups of water over the tea bags and give it a gentle stir.

Pop the lid on the container and place it in the refrigerator for a minimum of eight hours (maximum 12 hours).

Step 2: Enjoy!

After 12 hours, remove the tea bags. Here is a glass of iced tea for you.

Serve over ice with fresh lemon. Enjoy!

How to make Iced Tea at home with Tea bags

4. Cold Brew Iced Tea with Fresh Fruit

The perfect summer refresher, this cold-brewed iced tea with fruit is easy to make, pretty, and delicious! I keep my fridge stocked with jars of it all Summer long. It's a great grab-and-go drink and perfect for entertaining.

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Fruit Flavour Ideas for Your Cold Brewed Iced Tea

Berry Mint: Strawberries (halved), blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, sprig of fresh mint

Citrus, Blueberry Basil: Orange slices, lemon slice, lime, slice, blueberries, 1-2 fresh basil tea leaves, or loose leaf tea

Orange Berry Thyme: Orange slices, strawberries (halved), blueberries, sprig of fresh thyme

Peach Melba: Peach slices, raspberries, 1-2 mint leaves

Cucumber Watermelon: Watermelon pieces, sliced cucumber, basil leaves


  • 18 to 24 tea bags
  • cold water
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • Fresh fruit
  • Mint leaves, for garnish, optional


Step 1: Making brewed tea

Simply add 3 to 4 tea bags for every 6 ounces of room temperature water to brew tea. Allow to stand 1 hour at room temperature, add 2 cups of sugar, stirring to dissolve, then refrigerate for 12-24 hours.

Step 2: Making iced tea

Remove the tea bags

Pour tea into a large bowl or pot. Add cans of pineapple juice, fresh orange juice, and lemonade or the menu of fresh fruit above. Stir until the concentrate has thawed

Add ice cube to fill and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, at least 2 hours. Shake well before serving. Garnish as desired.

With some simple steps, you can enjoy a delicious and fresh glass of iced tea!


This recipe makes 2 gallons of fruit tea. If you don't want to make such a big batch or don't have enough space or large enough containers to hold it all, it's easy to cut this recipe exactly in half to yield 1 gallon.

If you like things less sweet, feel free to add half the amount of sugar in the beginning. You can always add more sugar to taste after stirring in the pineapple juice, frozen concentrates, and water. Be sure to stir until the sugar is completely dissolved.

How to make Iced Tea at home with Tea bags


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The iced tea is a refreshing drink that will cool you down on these hot summer days. You can make this popular beverage at home with just a few ingredients and an electric kettle or teapot. Simply add some black tea bags to boiling water, brew for 3 minutes, then pours it over ice in your favorite glass or pitcher. As always, we hope you enjoy the blog post! For more great tips like this one, be sure not to miss out on our next article by subscribing here. Now go have yourself some iced tea!

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