30 Refreshing Iced Tea Recipes

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Kick back and relax this summer with these refreshing iced teas. 30 delicious iced tea recipes you can make at home from cold brew tea to bubble tea.

30 iced teas

Iced Tea Recipes for the Summer

Ice cold, thirst quenching, and so much healthier than soda, iced tea is the perfect summer drink.

If you’re looking for ideas beyond just a boring tea bag in water, I’ve got 30 iced tea recipes just for you.

Three Ways to Make Iced Tea

  • Hot brew 
    This is when you make hot tea, then cool it down and pour over ice.
  • Ice chill
    You make hot tea then cool it down quickly by shaking it with a ton of ice.
  • Cold brew
    This is my preferred way to make iced tea since it makes the best-tasting iced tea. You put loose tea in cold water in the refrigerator for 12 hours. 

Iced Tea Essentials

What I use to make my iced tea at home again and again.

Questions You May Have

Is there a difference between loose tea, tea sachets, and tea bags?

Yes! Loose tea is usually the highest quality, then tea in tea sachets. Tea in tea bags are the lowest quality. The more of the tea leaves you can see whole, the better. Tea bags usually contain tiny bits and powder of broken tea leaves.

Can I make any tea iced?

Yes! 

Can I use tap water?

The best tasting tea is made with the best tasting water. Use filtered water if you can.

How many teaspoons of tea are in tea sachets?

There are usually 1.5 teaspoons of tea in a tea sachet.

How many teaspoons of tea are in tea bags?

There is usually 1 teaspoon of tea in a tea bag.

What’s the best way to make iced tea?

Hands down, cold brewing makes the best and easiest way to make iced tea but you do have to wait 12 hours.

How can I sweeten my iced tea?

It’s best to use simple syrup (half water, half sugar) since it incorporates into iced tea the easiest. Simple syrup is easy to make. Just mix sugar and hot water in equal parts until the sugar dissolves.

How long can I keep my iced tea in the refrigerator?

No more than 4 days. 

30 Iced Tea Recipes

How to make iced tea
Super Easy Cold Brew Iced Tea
How to make the best iced tea — cold brew it! Super easy and refreshing.
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Matcha Bubble Tea
Get my secrets to making the best matcha bubble tea at home.
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Earl Grey Iced Tea with Cream Froth
Iced Earl Grey tea with a decadent creamy foam that's super easy to make.
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Arnold Palmer Drink (Iced Tea and Lemonade)
Layered Arnold Palmer drink (half lemonade and half iced tea).
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iced chai tea latte
Iced Chai Latte
Sweet and spicy, this iced chai latte is one you’ll make over and over again.
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Easy Thai Iced Tea
A sweet and refreshing Thai iced tea recipe you can easily make at home.
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Iced matcha latte
Layered Iced Matcha Latte
This layered iced matcha latte is surprisingly easy to make!
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Raspberry iced tea
Raspberry Iced Tea
Refreshing, perfectly sweet iced tea made with fresh raspberries.
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Decadent Bubble Tea (Boba Tea) with Brown Sugar
Decadent, delicious bubble tea drink made with tapioca balls, dark brown sugar, and milk tea.
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Easy Iced Milk Tea
A sweet, full-bodied iced tea made with black tea, sweetened condensed milk, and half & half.
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Instant Pot Iced Tea
Have an Instant Pot? You can make iced tea in it! Get step-by-step directions.
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Iced green tea
Iced Matcha (Cold Brew Matcha)
Super easy to make, this iced matcha green tea is perfect for all matcha purists.
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Fresh Lemon Iced Tea
Sweet, brisk lemon iced tea that’s super refreshing and easy to make.
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Iced Peach Green Tea
Naturally-sweetened iced tea made with green tea and fresh peaches.
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Iced matcha watermelon tea
Iced Watermelon Matcha
A refreshing layered watermelon and matcha drink.
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Peach Sweet Tea
Fresh brewed tea with simple syrup and pureed peaches.
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Iced Green Tea with Fresh Mint
A refreshing and tasty cold brewed iced green tea with fresh mint.
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Peach iced tea in a glass with peach slices.
Peach Iced Tea
Refreshing peach iced tea with Earl Grey and English breakfast tea.
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Easy Sweet Tea
Make sweet tea at home perfectly refreshing and sweet each and every time.
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lemon verbena
Iced Tea with Lemon Verbena Honey Syrup
A refreshing cold brewed iced tea perfect for hot summer days made sweet with lemon verbena honey simple syrup.
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Green tea lemonade
Matcha Lemonade
A refreshing and sweet green version of the classic half tea, half lemonade summer drink. 
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Vanilla Bean Jasmine Arnold Palmer
Another unique spin on the classic Arnold Palmer made with vanilla bean-infused jasmine tea, lychee juice, and lemonade.
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Matcha lemonade butterfly pea tea
Butterfly Pea Flower Matcha Lemonade
A color-changing layered matcha lemonade made with butterfly pea flowers that turns the drink from blue to purple.
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Mint Iced Tea
Punch up your basic iced tea game with fresh mint and English Breakfast tea.
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cold brew fruit tea
Cold Brew Iced Tea with Fresh Fruit
Cold brewed black tea with fresh fruit.
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Iced Matcha Rose Latte
Infused with rose water and colored with hibiscus tea, this Iced Matcha Rose Latte is easy to make and almost too pretty to drink.
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Strawberry-Kiwi Green Iced Tea
Homemade strawberry kiwi syrup and green tea elevates this drink from a basic iced tea.
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Quick & Easy Iced Tea
Quick and easy iced tea in less than 10 minutes using the ice chill method.
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Spearmint Iced Tea
Fresh spearmint iced tea made two ways — stovetop method and tea maker method.
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Earl Grey Lemonade
A tart, tangy drink made with Earl Grey tea and fresh lemonade.
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