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Refrigerator Tea

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Refrigerator Tea

Photo © Erin Huffstetler
Looking for a way to brew up some refreshing iced tea without making your kitchen hot, or putting your health at risk from the dangers of sun tea? Then, give refrigerator tea a go.

Prep Time: 24 hours

Total Time: 24 hours


  • 6-8 tea bags (use more or less according to taste)
  • 2 quarts water


1. Fill a two-quart pitcher with cold water.

2. Add in your tea bags.

3. Steep in the refrigerator overnight.

4. Sweeten with sugar (if desired), and serve.

Serving ideas:

  • Garnish with slices of citrus fruit, berries, fresh mint or edible flowers
  • Flavor with fruit juice for a more exotic taste
  • Fill an ice cube tray with tea, and freeze to create ice cubes that won't water down your drink
User Reviews

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 5 out of 5
Worked great, Member betisink

Thought this was a great idea & decided to try it. It worked like a charm. Since our area is in the midst of a heat wave, I didn't have to heat ANYTHING. I took a 1/2 gallon jar, added about 8 teabags. I have 1 little tip - I put the strings from the teabags outside of the jar & screwed the lid on over them. When I was ready to remove them, I just removed the lid (the strings stayed put) & picked up the strings to pull out the teabags. Voila, cold tea.

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