Best Iced Tea Recipe

Best Iced Tea Recipe
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Don’t refrigerate this too quickly or the tea might cloud. Cloudy tea is still delicious, but it’s not as pretty to look at, and iced tea is so perfect for guests that you want it to look ideal. You can alter this recipe as you see fit.

Read more about Making the Best Iced Tea.

8
Servings
140
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 8 cups water
  • 16 teaspoons black tea

Directions

Boil the water and add the tea leaves. Steep for three to four minutes and strain. The only hard-and-fast rule here? Remove the tea before it starts getting bitter: The longer a tea steeps, the more tannins are released, and tannins are the culprit behind the tea’s bitterness. Allow to cool before refrigerating.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
3g
4%
Sugar
2g
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
24g
18%
Protein
5g
11%
Vitamin A, RAE
260µg
37%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
161mg
16%
Choline, total
9mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
88µg
22%
Iron, Fe
12mg
67%
Magnesium, Mg
52mg
16%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
6mg
43%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
154mg
22%
Selenium, Se
10µg
18%
Sodium, Na
99mg
7%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
177g
7%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Iced Tea Shopping Tip

Tea bags and tea leaves are one of the wonderful things that should be always available in your kitchen cabinets. It can be enjoyed year round, whether it is hot and steaming or iced and refreshing.

Iced Tea Cooking Tip

When making iced tea, make sure you keep an eye on it. Give your tea ample time in the hot water but be sure to not over-steep your tea because the result will be a bitter mess.