Iced tea is definitely one of my favorite drinks. It’s healthy, simple and also very inexpensive if you make it at home (an added bonus). You can drink it as-is or give it a little extra sparkle with lemon, lime, sugar or whatever else you like.
A few months ago I came up with this simple recipe and I think it makes delicious iced tea. Essentially it’s just two tea bags and some water! It’s not an exact science so feel free to modify the recipe however you like. Here’s how I make it:
Super simple iced tea
2 tea bags, black tea
water, to fill a pitcher 2/3 to the top
Microwave a mug of water for 2.5-3 minutes. Very carefully remove from microwave and set on flat surface. Add tea bags and let steep for 15-20 minutes until tea has cooled down.
Fill a pitcher with water about 2/3 of the way to the top. Water can be cold or room temperature. When tea has cooled remove tea bags and pour into the pitcher. That’s it! 🙂
The iced tea tastes best chilled or over ice.
Some photos are always helpful 🙂
Water and the cooled tea before they have been mixed together.
A close up of the tea. It has steeped for about 20 minutes and has cooled down. Steeping it for long time gives the water extra flavor which is good for iced tea so it doesn’t become too diluted.
The finished product! This pitcher of iced tea will last me a couple of days. It’s an easy, inexpensive drink that I really enjoy.