How To Brew The Perfect Iced Tea

Process Overview

Steep the tea hot first, then cool it off with ice water.


  • Total Time: 4 to 5 minutes
  • Character: Refreshing, bright, satisfying
  • Caffeine Level: Various

What You'll Need

  • Tea
  • Fresh Water
  1. MAKE

    For a quart of iced tea, add 3 tablespoons of loose tea. Pour 16 oz of 200°–212°F water over the tea and steep 4 to 5 minutes. Strain loose tea into a 32 oz. pitcher, and top off with ice water.