A perfect glass of iced tea can be made easily in the Instant Pot!
Iced tea is a staple at our house. Which means that the drinks we regularly drink at home are brought to a total of four– coffee, water, milk, and tea. For my kids, this means that they have three options– water, milk, or at lunchtime, tea.
Despite living in the South, though, our tea is not syrupy sweet. We like it strong just like our coffee, with just a touch of sweetness. Tea bags are also one of the few items we are subscribed to received automatically from Amazon. We found a tea we love, and once they stopped carrying it in the store, we signed up to receive a box every other month.
I have recently started making our tea in the Instant Pot, and if you can believe it, it’s even easier and (I think) even better. Try it for yourself and tell me what you think.
If you don’t have an Instant Pot, but are on the hunt for a great glass of slightly sweetened iced tea, this is how we used to make it on the stove: Fill up a stockpot with a gallon of water and bring it to a boil. Once boiling, add four tea bags, turn off the heat, and set a timer for 10 minutes. After ten minutes, remove the tea bags and add sugar.
- 4 iced tea family-sized bags
- 16 C water
- 1/2 C sugar
- Pour the water in the Instant Pot, place in the tea bags (with the paper tags cut off), and set the Instant Pot to cook on high pressure for 3 minutes.
- Quick release the pressure and remove the tea bags. (Do not let the tea bags sit in the tea longer or the tea can become bitter). Stir in desired amount of sugar (we like 1/2 cup for one gallon).
- Transfer to jars or a pitcher and let cool. Store in refrigerator once cooled.
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