My husband loves iced tea. I usually buy him a gallon of orange tea every week while I’m grocery shopping … until he said we could make tea at home. I was looking around Pinterest one night for other Instant Pot recipes and stumbled on a few for sweet tea. I figured I would give it a try and have been experimenting with different recipes. I think I finally have it perfect!
It was super easy to make and it tasted good. I made the first batch a little strong, but it all worked out and he was able to dilute it with ice and added a slice of lemon. It’s not overly sweet – just the perfect amount. I know I’ll be making it all the time now.
6 regular sized tea bags
8 cups water
5 Tbsp sugar
2-4 cups cold water
Add 8 cups of water and sugar to the Instant Pot. Stir to combine. Remove the paper tags form the tea bags and place into the water. Close and lock the Instant Pot lid in place. Cook on high (manual) for 4 minutes. Carefully quick release the Instant Pot.
Remove the tea bags from the pot. Add 2 to 4 cups of cold water depending on how strong you prefer your tea. I usually start with 2 cups and add more if needed. Allow to completely cool. Transfer to the refrigerator to chill. Pour over ice and garnish with a slice of lemon or orange.