Basic Iced Tea with Flavor Options
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We've adapted this very simple recipe from Cate O'Malley, who got it from Real Simple. It's a basic method with countless flavor options. And we have eight to share!
Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8 cups
  • 8 cups boiling water
  • 8 black tea or green tea bags
  • Flavor booster (optional; see post above)
  • Ice, to serve (see post above)
  1. Pour the boiling water into a heat-resistant pitcher. Add the tea bags and let steep for 10 minutes.
  2. Remove the bags, squeeze the liquid from them, and discard.
  3. Let the tea cool to room temperature before refrigerating.
  4. Add any of the flavor boosters, if desired.
  5. Fill glasses with ice. Pour the cooled tea over ice to serve.
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