Jasmine Iced Tea

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Jasmine iced tea, full of floral aroma, is so easy to make with just 4 ingredients. See how to brew a cup in minutes using this step-by-step recipe.

Jasmine iced tea in a glass with a black straw.

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Homemade Jasmine Iced Tea

Jasmine tea is a scented tea made by combining green tea leaves with jasmine petals. The tea that they make is light and aromatic, with floral notes from the flowers.

There are many benefits to drinking jasmine tea. The green tea contains a lot of antioxidants and has also been found to promote heart and brain health.

This easy 4-ingredient jasmine iced tea is great for hot summer days when a refreshing drink can help you stay cool.

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Recipe Highlights

  • Jasmine iced tea is a caffeinated cold drink made with jasmine tea, sugar, water, and ice.
  • This recipe uses a tea concentrate made by steeping jasmine sachets in hot water, then cooled down and poured over ice.
  • It makes 16 ounces (2 cups) of jasmine iced tea, but you can easily increase the recipe to make a big batch.

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Ingredient Notes

Jasmine Iced Tea ingredients measured in cups and labeled on a table.
  • Jasmine tea: Sachets are used for easy clean up, but you can use tea bags or tea leaves.
  • Sugar: This iced tea is sweetened with white sugar, but feel free to substitute in brown sugar or other sweeteners. You can also use simple syrup.
  • Water: For the best tasting iced tea, always use filtered water.
  • Ice: Make the ice with filtered water, if possible.

For full ingredients and detailed instructions, please see the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Jasmine tea steeping in a teapot.

Step 1: Put jasmine tea sachets and hot water into a teapot. Cover and steep.

Boil water on the stovetop or use an electric kettle with a temperature setting.

Stirring sugar into jasmine tea.

Step 2: Remove tea sachets and stir in sugar.

Pouring water into jasmine iced tea.

Step 3: Add cold water. Cool down tea in the refrigerator.

Pouring tea into a cup with ice.

Step 4: Pour jasmine tea into a cup with ice.

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Recipe Notes

Use the correct temperature setting for jasmine tea.

Each variety of tea requires a specific brewing temperature.

For green teas, such as jasmine tea, don’t use boiling hot water. Check your tea package to see the recommended water temperature.

Heating water in an electric kettle with a temperature setting is the best way to boil or heat water.

Don’t oversteep the tea.

Both black and green teas get bitter and astringent if steeped for too long.

Green tea should not be steeped for more than 5 minutes.

You can also use tea bags or loose tea.

Tea sachets and tea bags are easier to clean up, but you can also use loose tea.

Use 1 tablespoon of loose jasmine tea instead of 2 tea bags for each 16 ounce (2 cups) serving.

Make the tea ahead of time.

Jasmine iced tea can be prepared in advance and stored in the fridge for up to 4 days.

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tea Sommelier’s Tips

  • Leave out the sugar to make an unsweetened jasmine iced tea.
  • Instead of white sugar, sweeten the drink with honey or agave. You can also use a flavored simple syrup, like strawberry.
  • Add milk to make this an iced jasmine milk tea and tapioca balls to make it a jasmine bubble tea.
  • Place sliced lemons, berries, or fresh herbs for a pretty presentation.
  • Top with sparkling water to give it a fizzy twist.

Questions You May Have

What does jasmine iced tea taste like?

Since it contains flowers, jasmine tea has a lovely floral aroma. It’s a subtle tea that’s delicious hot or cold.

Is there caffeine in jasmine tea?

Yes, jasmine tea is caffeinated since it’s made with green tea leaves.

Will jasmine tea make me sleepy?

While jasmine flowers have relaxing, soothing properties, but when paired with green tea, which contains caffeine, it’s unlikely to make you sleepy.

Jasmine iced tea in clear glasses.

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Jasmine Iced Tea

By: Jee Choe
This 4-ingredient jasmine iced tea is so easy to make and full of floral aroma. See how to brew a cup in minutes using this step-by-step recipe.
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 6 minutes
Yield: 1 serving (16 ounces)

Ingredients 

  • 2 jasmine tea sachets, (or 1 tablespoon loose tea)
  • ½ cup hot water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ½ cup cold water
  • 1 cup ice

Instructions 

  • Put jasmine tea sachets and ½ cup of hot water into a teapot.
    Boil water on the stovetop or use an electric kettle with a temperature setting. Set water temperature to 175°F.
  • Cover and steep for 4 minutes. Discard tea bags.
    Steeping for longer will make the tea bitter.
  • Stir in sugar until it dissolves. Add ½ cup of cold water.
    Place in the refrigerator for for 30 minutes to cool.
  • Pour cooled down tea into a cup with ice.

Notes

  • Tea sachets and tea bags are easier to clean up, but you can also use loose tea.
  • Use the correct temperature setting for jasmine tea. Each variety of tea requires a specific brewing temperature. 
  • Don’t oversteep the tea. Both black and green teas get bitter and astringent if steeped for too long. This tea should only be brewed for 4 minutes.
  • Make the tea ahead of time. Jasmine iced tea can be prepared in advance and stored in the fridge for up to 4 days.
  • Leave out the sugar to make an unsweetened jasmine iced tea.
  • Instead of white sugar, sweeten the drink with honey or agave. You can also use simple syrup or a flavored syrup, such as strawberry.
  • Add milk to make this an iced jasmine milk tea and tapioca balls to make it a jasmine bubble tea.
  • Place sliced lemons, berries, or fresh herbs for a pretty presentation.
  • Top with sparkling water to give it a fizzy twist.

Nutrition

Calories: 46Carbohydrates: 12gFat: 0.04gSodium: 24mgPotassium: 0.2mgSugar: 12gCalcium: 14mgIron: 0.01mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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