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Picture of DIY: How to Make Iced Tea!
This is probably the simplest instructable ever, but since I just happened to be making some iced tea, I decided to publish it on Instructables.

Everyone likes their iced tea in a different way; sweet, sour, or just plain. But this instructable will show you a way that is favorable by all.

Read on if you want to know...

Step 1: The Materials

Just to let you know, this recipe is for 2 quarts of iced tea.
The materials you will need are:
-2 Tea bags: you can use any tea you want, but here I used "Earl Grey" black tea.
-1 Lemon
- Sugar
- Spices: Cardamom; this is completely optional, I added 1; it is mainly for the good smell and aromatic flavor.
- Boiler
- Tea Pot
- Jug
- Measuring spoons
- A large spoon
- Mortar and Pestel
- Sieve
- Lemon Squeezer
- 2 quart measuring jug

Thank you for this. I know it's an easy recipe, but sometimes we just need a little reassurance that the idea we have is the correct one before doing something for the first time.

I've got 2 flavoured teas - a strawberry, raspberry & loganberry, and a peppermint & lime. Guess I'll be patient and not just steep the bags in a small amount of hot water then make it up with cold water and ice. If I can get it tasting good without adding a whole bunch of sugar, I'll make myself some of this recipe. Or the lemon, ginger and mint iced tea I tried out last night.

sohails2344 years ago
sohails2344 years ago

i love reading this
article so beautiful!!great job!

hi I was making this and OMG it looked so good when I poured in the lemon juice! I haven't yet tried it cause it is cooling but thanks for is recipe :)

aziza10 years ago
to complecated make it a bit easier
How is it complicated? Steep 2 bags of tea Add some lemon and sugar Add spice if you like Chill and serve How is that complicated?
zascecs (author)  MediocreNinja9 years ago
I really have no idea...
how to make Iced tea: Go to store, buy powdered ice tea. pour powder into ice cold water following the instructions.stir and drink immediately. -_-
brizkys8 years ago
Nice recipe man!
zascecs (author)  brizkys8 years ago
yea, thanks
luvit9 years ago
like pudding, i hate INSTANT pudding -- the best of anything requires more effort than an instant stir-in.
I let tea steep overnight. Yum! Constant Comment added with any tea when you boil it is great, it makes the tea taste very crisp.
laurent12310 years ago
is good
zascecs (author)  laurent12310 years ago
any other spice ideas?
Try whatever spices you like. It will probably work well. Ground anise seed gives it a licorice flavor, chocolate and vanilla have a predictable but tasty result, and the juice of fresh catnip leaves gives a pleasantly musky flavor.
kica10 years ago
I love your Instructables:-) So, what's next?
kica10 years ago
Good job zascecs!!! I'm making this recipe for my hard-working men today!!! I think that adding a few sprigs of fresh mint might make it even more refreshing. Try it.
texpear10 years ago
And this beautiful photo makes me thirsty! I like the way you pay attention to tiny details. Great recipe, great presentation.
wenpherd10 years ago
what does the lemon do?
zascecs (author)  wenpherd10 years ago
It gives it a sour/lemony flavor. Sorry, i lost the right word.
wenpherd zascecs10 years ago
Thanks for sharing! We can always use a nice refreshing drink when working on projects in the garage.
zascecs (author)  GladiatorGarageWorks10 years ago
very true.
wize10 years ago
awesome instructable, i'm gonna go try this.
Doctor What10 years ago
I love iced green tea. I don't know what it is, but it is amazing.
I phrased that weird.... Howabout: I love iced green tea. I don't know why the taste soothes me, but it does.
zascecs (author)  Doctor What10 years ago
Remember, always use good grammer... lol
You meant speling, didn't you? lulz
I would plobably describe it as syntax
lol. good correction.
wenpherd10 years ago
i been looking for a tea instructable
wenpherd10 years ago
i rated 1st!!!!!!!!!
zascecs (author) 10 years ago
By the way, please rate (5 stars, if you may =D)
jessyratfink10 years ago
Early grey sounds wonderful for iced tea. And the cardamom sounds even better! I always just use orange pekoe because that's what my mom used growing up. But I think I should branch out. :D
zascecs (author)  jessyratfink10 years ago
The cardamom gives it a Sweet smell, which makes it really appetizing. (It already is, though =D)
nicknack17110 years ago
wooo hooo nothing beats ice tea especially with summer coming up. i also like arizona in the can