Iced Tea Made with Cold Water

Preparation info
  • Makes

    1 quart

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Better Than Store-Bought: Authoritative recipes that most people never knew they could make at home

By Helen Witty and Elizabeth Schneider

Published 1979

  • About

Predictably delicious, unclouded iced tea has a permanent summer home on our refrigerator shelf. If you even just sort of follow these absurdly simple guidelines, you’ll surely be captivated by the cool, clean brew that results. But you must start with tea leaves that are worth brewing in the first place. Tea should have a fascinating aroma. It does not last forever—either in your home canister or in the store. Take a good deep sniff before you infuse it; if it smells dusty or almost