Ice Tea Concentrate

Colleen Sowa


This is a recipe my Aunt Rosemarie gave to me when I was a teenager. I make this with all flavors of teas.

Just make it and keep it in the refrigerator to make pitchers or to make one glass at a time!


★★★★★ 3 votes

1 - 2 gallons of tea (or more depending on how strong you like it)
5 Min
10 Min


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  • 18
    tea bags (of choice)
  • 2 qt

  • 1 - 2 large
    lemons (just the juice)
  • ·
    sugar or artificial sweetener (to taste)

How to Make Ice Tea Concentrate


  1. Place water in microwave set to high. Set microwave for 6 to 10 minutes (depends on your microwave). Bring water to a full rolling boil. Remove from oven.
  2. Remove tea bags from envelopes. Dip the tea bags into the hot water several times. Leave the tea bags sit in the hot water. Every few minutes re-dip the tea bags. You want to create a very strong tea concentration. Let cool. Remove tea bags.

    Squeeze the juice from two lemons and add to the concentrated tea.

    Add sugar or artificial sweetner to tea mixture. Stir very well. Store in refrigerato with tight lid.
  4. When you want a glass of tea or a pitcher of tea... place concentrate, water and ice into glass or pitcher in amount that appeals to your taste.

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About Ice Tea Concentrate

Course/Dish: Non-Alcoholic Drinks
Main Ingredient: Coffee/Tea/Beverage
Regional Style: Southern
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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