Did you know you could make iced tea in your refrigerator? There’s no need to turn on the heat, the tea cold brews while it sits. I like making refrigerator tea for iced tea in the summer. I put a jar of filtered water and tea bags in the refrigerator in the morning and I have fresh brewed iced tea waiting for me in the afternoon. I pour it over a glass full of ice, lemon slices and fresh mint from the garden. Sitting in the shade enjoying a glass of iced tea with lemon and mint is a little slice of heaven on a hot summer day.
Today I used a combination of English breakfast and Earl Grey teas to make the iced tea. I love the hint of citrus from the oil of bergamot in the Earl Grey. It works really well with the lemon and mint. Of course you can use any tea you like for cold-brewed tea. Just make sure it’s a good quality tea with no artificial ingredients. I always drink my iced tea unsweetened. But if you like yours sweetened, try a touch of honey.
Refrigerator iced tea is fun and easy to make — a perfect treat for the dog days of summer.
- 6 cups filtered water
- 6 good quality tea bags (I used English Teatime and Earl Grey)
- lemon slices
- fresh mint sprigs
- ice cubes
- Fill glass jar with filtered water, add tea bags, and seal jar.
- Refrigerate 6-8 hours or overnight.
- Fill glasses with ice cubes, lemon slices and mint sprigs. Pour tea over ice.