Best Iced Tea Makers

Making iced tea at home is easy but sometimes it can be a little messy. Here are my picks for the best iced tea makers to make refreshing cold brew iced tea at home, fuss-free.

Best Iced tea makers

Iced Tea Makers

An iced tea maker is a pitcher with an infuser or a strainer. Put tea in the infuser and add water to brew.

There are two methods you can use to make iced tea in an ice tea maker:

  • Hot brew method
    Brew tea in hot water, strain tea leaves, then cool.
  • Cold brew method 
    Brew tea in cold water in the refrigerator for 12 hours, then strain tea leaves.

When making iced tea, I prefer the cold brew method. It’s easy and tastes SO much better than iced tea using the hot brew method.

Use the best tasting water to make the best tasting tea by using filtered water.

NOTE: Cold brew coffee makers are the same thing as cold brew iced tea makers.

RELATED: How to Make the Best Iced Tea (Cold Brew It!)

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What to Look for When Buying an Iced Tea Maker

  • GLASS or BPA-Free plastic
    Glass is preferable but if you’re accident prone like me, BPA-free clear plastic is a good option.
  • Big and sturdy infuser
    The bigger the infuser, the better your tea will taste since it will allow more room for the tea to unfurl and release flavor. Stainless steel infusers are best since they’ll last the longest and are the easiest to clean, but mesh works well too.
  • Easy to clean
    Wide pitcher openings make it easier to clean as do infusers and strainers can be removed.
  • Size
    I prefer tall, straight iced tea makers since it makes it much easier to fit inside the refrigerator door.

My Pick for Best Iced Tea Maker:

Other Recommended Iced Tea Makers:

Iced Tea Maker Tips

  • If you want to have a constant rotation of cold brews in the refrigerator all summer, get two of the same iced tea makers.
  • Iced tea makers can make fruit-infused water. Put fruit in the strainer and fill the pitcher with water.
  • Use loose tea instead of tea bags to make a more flavorful iced tea.

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  • A perfect day for iced tea!

  • Jee (Oh, How Civilized)
    7 years ago

    Georgia, it was!

  • 7 years ago

    Thanks for including our Iced Tea Maker in your roundup. Do you have a favorite iced tea?

  • Jee (Oh, How Civilized)
    7 years ago

    Hi Takeya, love your iced tea maker! No favorite iced tea since they're all my favorites!

  • Diane
    7 years ago

    Jee, thank you for posting about the iced tea makers. I plan on buying one of the Takeya brand as a gift. It's the same concept as the cold brew coffee which we love.

  • Jee (Oh, How Civilized)
    7 years ago

    Hi DIane, I love the design and the look of the Takeya ice tea maker. You should get one for yourself top!

  • Mary Kondrath
    2 years ago

    I’m just getting started with cold brewing my iced tea and am anxious to find out how delicious it is. Thank you for the list of your favorite iced tea makers. The one I purchased today is not on your list, but if I like this cold brewing, I will likely come back to your list and buy a larger one.

    • Jee
      1 year ago

      Hi Mary, cold brewing is the best! It’s so much better than making hot tea then cooling it down.

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