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Instant Iced Tea

What better way to quench your thirst and nourish your body than preparing simple, instant, smooth, and sweet homemade iced tea?
Prep Time5 minutes
2 minutes
Total Time7 minutes
Course: Drinks, Tea
Cuisine: American, Southern
Keyword: black tea recipe, easy iced tea, ice tea, iced tea, instant iced tea, smooth iced tea, sweet ice tea, sweet tea, tea recipe
Servings: 2
Calories: 64kcal


  • tsp baking soda (secret ingredient - for clarity & smoothness)
  • ½ cup hot water (to infuse the tea)
  • 1 black tea bag (or Earl Grey tea)
  • 1 tbsp honey (or sugar) optional
  • ½ cup chilled/cold water (to cool the tea)
  • 1 cup ice cubes (to serve)
  • 2 fresh lemon slices (for garnishing) optional


  • Boiled water.
    In an electric kettle or a pot, bring some water to a boil.
    hot water for iced tea
  • Steep the tea.
    In a glass cup, combine the baking soda with boiling water and the tea bag. Cover it and leave for 5 minutes.
    iced tea ingredients
  • After 5 minutes, remove the tea bag.
    iced tea recipe prep
  • Stir in the honey, and add chilled water to bring the tea to room temperature.
  • Serve the iced tea.
    Serve the tea over ice cubes and enjoy it!
    iced tea
  • Garnish with a slice of fresh lemon or lime.
    easy iced tea



  • Be creative with your iced tea.
  • You can incorporate different fruits, sweeteners, and herbs to make it customized to your taste.
  • Some of the best tea flavors include green tea, chamomile tea, and hibiscus tea.


Serving: 1 (of 2) | Calories: 64kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 0.1g | Sodium: 149mg | Potassium: 11mg | Fiber: 0.04g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.1mg