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Iced Black Tea

How to make delicious iced black tea.
Course: Drinks
Keyword: tea
Yield: 1 Cup


  • Cheesecloth
  • Strainer


  • 3 tsp Loose Leaf Tea
  • 1 Cup Water 195º F


Measure Your Tea

  • Since the ice will be diluting the tea, use twice the amount of loose leaf tea as you usually would.
    3 tsp Loose Leaf Tea

Pour in the Hot Water

  • Hot and iced tea should be brewed at 195º F. Any hotter, the tannins and caffeine will release from the leaves, making your tea cloudy. If it is brewed much colder, you may not have full flavored tea.
    1 Cup Water

Steep the Tea

  • Let the tea steep for 3-5 minutes. The longer the time, the stronger the brew. Too long and you'll get a cloudy tea.

Strain the Tea

  • Once the time is up, strain the tea immediately and pour over ice.


You can either strain with a mesh strainer or cheesecloth depending on the coarseness of the tea.