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Easy Earl Grey Tea

Author: Jee Choe
Get easy steps to make hot & iced Earl Grey tea properly.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 2 mins
Steep Time 5 mins
Total Time 7 mins
Course Drinks
Yield1 serving



  • Boil water.
    If using an electric kettle with temperature setting, set it to 208°F. Boil a little more water than needed so that it can be used to warm up the teapot. Filtered water is best.
  • Warm up teapot.
    Pour some hot water into a teapot and swirl it around a bit. Discard the water.
  • Put Earl Grey tea into teapot and add hot water.
  • Cover teapot and steep for 5 minutes.
  • Strain Earl Grey leaves and pour hot tea into a teacup.
  • Add milk and sugar or lemon if you wish.


1. Put Earl Grey tea and cool or room temperature water in a pitcher or glass container.
Filtered water is best for a better tasting iced tea.
2. Cover pitcher and put in refrigerator for at least 12 hours.
3. Strain Earl Grey tea leaves and pour tea into a cup.
Ice is optional since the tea is already cold. Add milk and simple syrup or lemon if you wish.
  • To sweeten iced Earl Grey, use simple syrup which will make it easier to stir into your iced tea.
  • Make simple sugar at home by mixing equal parts sugar or honey and hot water until the sugar dissolves.
  • Add milk, sugar, or lemon but never all 3 since the lemon will curdle the milk.
  • The American way of drinking Earl Grey is with milk and sugar. To drink Earl Grey like the British, add lemon and sugar. 
Keyword cold brew Earl Grey tea, Earl Grey, iced Earl Grey tea
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