Iced Tea Recipes

Looking for a refreshing iced tea recipe? Try recipes for mint tea, lemon tea, sweet tea and more.

Staff Picks

The Best Lemon Iced Tea

Rating: 4.14 stars
This is the best iced tea I've ever tasted. It comes very close to the Good Host® brand we Canadians are used to.

Peach Orange Iced Tea

Rating: 4.75 stars
This is a peach- and orange-flavored iced tea, great on a hot summer day. A nectarine can be substituted for the peach. A mandarin orange can be substituted for the clementine.

Raspberry Iced Tea

Rating: 4.74 stars
This is the best, easiest summer drink EVER!

Lemonade-Mint Iced Tea

Rating: 4.59 stars
A refreshing and easy to prepare iced tea. You can vary the amounts of mint and sugar depending on your tastes.

Smooth Sweet Tea

Rating: 4.81 stars
Southern sweet tea, perfect for hot summer days!

Chai Tea Latte

Rating: 4.33 stars
This is really similar to the brand Oregon® Chai. Simply delicious either hot or iced! This will save you more money than buying the chai. In India, each family has their own way of making it, so you should experiment to find your favorite blend.

Honey Lemon Tea

Rating: 4.69 stars
This is my favorite tea, my dad used to make it for me all the time. It is a sweet and sour tea. You taste the honey and then the lemon! YUM,YUM,YUM! Great for soothing sore throats!

Instant Russian Tea

Rating: 4.53 stars
This is an instant tea mix that can be given as a gift in a large jar. It tastes like mulled cider.

Matcha Frappe

Rating: 4.77 stars
Delicious green tea powder blended into a creamy drink that's better than Starbucks Green Tea Frappuccino®. I use DoMatcha as it is the best quality around; it is expensive, however, and a little goes a long way.

Honey Milk Tea - Hong Kong Style

Rating: 4.5 stars
I came up with this recipe after reading many Chinese posts; none of them sounded like the milk tea I have had before. Honey milk tea is what I always order when I go to a tea place. Technically, bubble tea is not much different from milk tea (I am not sure why they separate them into two different categories in the tea shop). There are also different styles of bubble/milk tea, like Hong Kong style, Taiwan style, etc. This is a Hong Kong-style milk tea.

Friendship Tea

Rating: 4.63 stars
This is a lemony spiced tea mix with cinnamon and clove that makes great gifts during the holidays, or any time!

Good Ol' Alabama Sweet Tea

Rating: 4.43 stars
This sweet tea is found in houses, churches, and cafes all over the great state of Alabama. If you're north of the Mason-Dixon, you've NEVER had tea this good! Fresh-squeezed lemon, lime, or orange juice can be added for an extra flavor.

Inspiration and Ideas

Smooth Sweet Tea
Rating: Unrated
"Great recipe! I love sweet tea, and this definitely satisfies my craving—and this is coming from someone raised in Louisiana!" – miranda868
Sweet Lime Iced Tea
Rating: Unrated
"What's more Southern than sweet iced tea? My grandma has made this as long as I can remember, and it's the BEST! The fresh lime juice? Amazing!" – CookinginFL

Boba (Coconut Milk Black Tea with Tapioca Pearls)

Rating: 5 stars

Boba tea, or bubble tea, is a popular drink that originated from Taiwan. I made this coconut variation because I had coconut cream on hand and wanted something different from the regular black milk tea variation. This coconut version tastes just like the one you'll find in a bubble tea cafe.