15 Great Tea Recipes (Hot & Cold!)

Here are all the best tea recipes to make, whether you’re craving it hot or cold! Try chai lattes, iced tea, DIY herbal teas, and more.

Cold brew tea

Looking for a soothing cup of tea? Tea is astoundingly versatile, and can morph into so many different beverages. Make it into a refreshing iced tea for a hot afternoon, or brew a cup of cozy spiced masala chai for a wintery evening. Whip up a fluffy chai latte the morning, or cool off in the afternoon with an iced chai latte. You can even make your own DIY herbal teas using ginger or fresh herbs!

Here are all the best tea recipes to try: both hot and cold! There’s something for everyone and every season in this list, from herbal tea to iced tea to cold brew to masala chai! Let’s get started.

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Ice Tea

Iced Tea (& More Tea Recipes!)


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Here’s how to make iced tea at home! This easy method takes only a few minutes of hands on time, and makes tea with the best flavor.


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Ingredients

  • 8 cups water, divided
  • 6 black tea bags
  • Sweet tea variation: 1/3 cup sugar (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a saucepan, heat 4 cups water to a simmer. Turn off the heat and add the tea bags. Allow to steep for 5 minutes.
  2. Remove the tea bags (and stir in the sugar until dissolved, if making sweet tea). Add the remaining 4 cups cold water to the pan. Cool until room temperature, about 10 minutes.
  3. Transfer to a pitcher. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before drinking. Store up to 4 days.

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Tea
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Tea recipes

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

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