Iced Tea Guidelines


Summer is coming – my taken on this refreshing drink.


6(ish) tea bags – experiment with mix of fruit, black tea

2 pints nearly-boiled water

2 pints room temperature water (Cold water makes the tea cloudy)

Metal or glass receptacles for steeping (NEVER plastic)


Bring 2 pints water near to boiling point – but not boiling;

Place tea bags in receptacle.

Pour the near-boiling water into receptacle over tea bags.

Steep for 5-7 minutes (or to taste)

Pour into 4 pint receptacle and then add the 2 pints room temperature water.

Cool or refrigerate.

To serve – Fill glass with ice. Pour the tea over it, and sweeten to taste.

(Sugar syrup is best for sweetening, as granulated sugar never quite all dissolves. Make syrup by dissolving sugar in a saucepan. Once it’s clear, keep in jar and in the fridge.)

And there we are! Thanks to anyone I’ve borrowed ideas from over the years. These are just guidelines.

4 responses to “Iced Tea Guidelines”

  1. Thanks for sharing this, Henry.
    I enjoy a variety of hot fruit teas, but have never tried making my own iced ones. Does it work with flavoured green teas too, or only fruit and black ones? 🙂

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    1. Thanks for reading, Rosetta. It’s pretty good with green tea in my experience. It still needs a bit of sweetening IMHO. You’ve inspired me to try that next!

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      1. Good! 🙂 Have you tried sweetening it with Manuka honey, (I happen to have some!) instead of sugar syrup, or do you think it would drown out the taste of the tea too much?

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  2. Sorry I missed your reply. I haven’t tried it with Manuka honey. Be assured I will go out and buy some!


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