Iced Tea Recipes
Using Green and Black Teas

Four delicious iced tea recipes to get you through a hot summer day.

When the temperature starts to rise, a cup of hot tea can quickly lose its appeal. When the dog days of summer hit, it is time to switch that tea mug for a tall, frosty glass of iced tea!

To help you beat the heat, here are some iced tea recipes that are both refreshing and delicious.

Iced Tea Recipes #1:
Southern Belle Peach Iced Tea


iced tea recipes2 fresh ripe peaches, pitted and sliced

4 black tea bags

¼ cup fresh mint leaves

½ cup sugar

How to make

Step 1. Bring 5 cups of water to boil on high heat. Add the tea bags, peaches and mint leaves.

Step 2. Turn the heat down to low and simmer for 5 minutes, until peaches are soft. Press the peaches against the side of the pot using a slotted spoon.

Step 3. Strain the mixture from the pot into a ½ gallon-sized heatproof pitcher, filtering it through a layer of cheesecloth to strain out the peach pulp.

Step 4. Add sugar and stir to dissolve. Fill the rest of the pitcher up with cold water and chill in the refrigerator.

Step 5. Serve over ice.

Iced Tea Recipes #2:
Sun Tea with Honey and Lemon

iced tea recipesSun Tea uses the heat of the sun to brew tea, so it’s strong without being bitter. Be patient - it takes a whole day to brew, so if you are looking for instant gratification you might try another recipe in the meantime.


8 bags of your favorite black tea (Earl Grey or Lady Grey are great!)

Juice of 1 lemon

¼ cup of honey

1 gallon of water

How to make

Step 1. Put all ingredients in a 1 gallon glass pitcher and stir vigorously.

Step 2. Put a lid on the pitcher and set it out in the sun. Make sure it’s somewhere where it will get a full day of sunlight.

Step 3. Wait 8 hours.

Step 4. Remove the tea bags and place the pitcher in the fridge.

Step 5. Serve over ice.

Iced Tea Recipes #3:
Iced Green Tea with Pomegranate, Rosewater and Honey


iced tea recipes10 bags of green tea

10 cups of water

5 cups of pomegranate juice

½ cup rosewater

¼ cup honey

How to make

Step 1. Bring 5 cups of water to a boil in a large pot on the stove.

Step 2. Add the green tea bags and turn the heat down to low.

Step 3. Simmer for 5 minutes, and then remove the tea bags.

Step 4. Pour the tea into a 1 gallon heat-proof pitcher. Add the pomegranate juice, rosewater, honey and the remaining 5 cups of water.

Step 5. Put the pitcher in the fridge to chill.

Step 6. Serve over ice.

Iced Tea Recipes #4:
Apple Pie Iced Tea


iced tea recipes8 bags of black tea

8 cups of water

8 cups of apple juice

2 cinnamon sticks

2 cloves

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

How to make

Step 1. Bring 5 cups of water to a boil on the stove, and then add the tea bags, cinnamon and cloves.

Step 2. Turn heat down to low, and allow it to simmer for 5 minutes.

Step 3. Turn heat off and remove tea bags and spices.

Step 4. Pour hot tea into a 1 gallon heatproof pitcher.

Step 5. Add apple juice and remaining 3 cups of cold water.

Step 6. Put the tea in the fridge to chill.

Step 7. Serve over ice in tall glasses dusted with cinnamon and sugar.

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