Fruit or herbs like mint, sage, or baby basil for garnish
Add tea leaves to 4 cups of freshly boiled water.
Steep tea for 5 minutes.
Add honey or sugar. Stir to dissolve.
Add 2 cups of ice to a heat resistant pitcher.
Pour the tea infusion through a sieve into the pitcher of ice. (Ice will melt and cool down the tea completely)
Add a few lemon or orange slices to the pitcher of iced tea to infuse citrus flavor.
Pour into glasses filled with ice.
Garnish with mint, sage, fruits or baby basil, and enjoy!
Anytime you're cooking with tea or making tea beverages, it's best to make a stronger brew to allow the tea flavor to come through. The same is true for iced tea. Use one and a half to twice the usual amount of tea leaves.