Cold-Brew Iced Tea


Instead of breaking out the tea kettle in steamy summer months, brew tea bags in cold water for a naturally sweet (and less acidic) beverage. Sip the tea straight from the mason jar, or screw on the lid and pack 'em up for a picnic.

Mason Jar Iced Tea
Photo: Grace Elkus
Hands On Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
8 hrs 5 mins


  • 8 tea bags (white or green tea works best)

  • 1 large lemon, sliced


  1. Place the tea bags in 4 (12-oz) Mason jars with lids. (You should have 2 tea bags per jar.) Pour 1½ cups of cold water into each jar. Seal the jars with the lids and refrigerate for 6 to 8 hours, or overnight.

  2. Remove the tea bags and add two lemon slices and ice to each jar. Or, experiment with different flavors, such as Ginger and Honey, or Peach and Mint.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

5 Calories
1g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Calories 5
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Total Sugars 1g
Calcium 5mg 0%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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