Refreshing Iced Tea
There is simply nothing better than a glass of iced tea on a hot and humid day. That first, refreshing sip brings back memories of lazy summer afternoons spent with family and friends. Make iced tea at home this week so you can relax on the front porch and reminisce.
Or brew up a pitcher to go with your favorite picnic foods! No matter what you need the tea for, brewing iced tea at home is easy.
This standard recipe will fill up your 2-quart pitcher (so you’ll get 8 cups of tea). Grab your tea bags and some sugar (if you have a sweet tooth). Hope you’re ready to brew a tea, relax, and refresh!
Iced Tea Recipe
- Heat up 4 cups of water
Most teas use boiling water, but check the packaging to be sure! Some teas, especially green and oolong, are more sensitive to hot temperatures than others.
- Steep 5 tea bags (or 10-11 grams of loose leaf)
Check the packaging of your tea for steeping time! Remember, steeping a tea for too long can make it bitter. If you like your tea extra-strong, add another tea bag or some extra loose leaf; don’t brew it for any longer!
- When it’s done steeping, remove your tea bags (or strain out your loose leaf)
- For sweet tea, stir in ⅔ cup of sugar
Always mix in your sugar while the tea is still hot so that it will dissolve better!
- Add 4 cups of cold water or ice and stir well
6. Your iced tea pitcher is ready to serve
Or you can store it in the fridge for later! Tea stays good in the fridge for 4-7 days.
Share your fresh, iced tea pitcher with the whole family! A cold glass of tea is the perfect pair for your cookout, picnic, or lazy day on the porch. And a delicious caffeinated iced tea will lend you the energy you need to get through the day.
This recipe is a great way to brew your weekly tea, one pitcher at a time. But what if you want enough tea to last you several weeks? That’s where the Piper Process comes in handy!
The Piper Process - Concentrated Tea!
Our easy Piper Process brewing method teaches you how to make Concentrated Tea, which can then be used to mix drinks. A pitcher of tea only lasts about a week, but Concentrated Tea lasts in your fridge for three weeks! Concentrated tea is versatile, so you can easily make iced tea, a hot cup, a whole pitcher, unique cocktails, and more!