Make Perfect Ice Tea

Recipe by happynana
READY IN: 22mins
YIELD: 2 quarts




  • Place tea bags and baking soda in a large heat resistant glass measuring cup.
  • Add 2 cups of boiling water. Cover and steep for 15 minutes.
  • Remove tea bags and pour tea into a 2 quart pitcher.
  • Add 6 cups of cold water. If you have hard water, use filtered water or bottled water.
  • For sweetened tea, put approximately 1 cup of sugar (adjust to taste) in 2 quart pitcher. Then pour tea concentrate from step 2, and after sugar has dissolved, add 6 cups of cold water.
  • To avoid cloudiness, cool to room temperature before refrigerating.
  • Garnish with lemon or mint and serve over ice.
  • Store in refrigerator for up to 2 days.