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Homemade iced tea is a refreshing drink, especially on hot summer days! These homemade flavored tea recipes give you a lot of variety for many tasty variations on iced tea!

13 Homemade Flavored Tea Recipes
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13 Homemade Flavored Tea Recipes

Today, we’re sharing 13 Homemade Flavored Tea Recipes that you can make for your family to keep cool this summer!

Do you remember Sun Tea? Well the bad news is it’s not very good for you because it can grow harmful bacteria. The good news is you can make refrigerator tea at home for pennies and still have the great flavor that sun tea had.

1 Step Refrigerator Tea Recipe - 13 Homemade Flavored Tea Recipes
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1 Step Refrigerator Tea

4 tea bags
4 cups water

Fill a pitcher or mason jar with water. Hang tea bags in the water.  Cover and steep 6-12 hours in the refrigerator. Serve as desired with any flavorings or sweeteners.

 

Cheap And Easy Flavored Tea Recipe - 13 Homemade Flavored Tea Recipes
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Cheap And Easy Flavored Tea Recipe

3 family sized tea bags
4 flavored tea bags (lemon, blueberry, blackberry, mint, orange, cinnamon– Any flavor will work.)
1 cup sugar

Pour 4 cups boiling water over the tea bags and allow to steep for 6 minutes. Remove and squeeze the tea bags. Add sugar and stir until dissolved. Pour into a gallon pitcher and add cold water and ice to fill.  

 

Easy Blueberry Tea Recipe - 13 Homemade Flavored Tea Recipes
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Blueberry Tea Recipe

1 (16-oz.) pkg. blueberries (frozen or fresh)
1/2 cup lemon juice
4 cups water
4 cups brewed tea
3/4 cup sugar

 

Bring the blueberries and lemon juice to a boil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and pour through a fine wire-mesh strainer into a bowl, using the back of a spoon to squeeze out the juice. You can freeze the solids in ice cube trays and use for smoothies.  Stir 3/4 cup sugar and the blueberry juice mixture into the tea. Pour into a pitcher. Cover and chill 1 hour. Serve over ice. Makes 4 servings. 

 

Easy Raspberry Tea Recipe - 13 Homemade Flavored Tea Recipes
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Raspberry Tea Recipe

1 (16-oz.) pkg. raspberries (frozen or fresh)
4 cups water
3/4 cup sugar 
4 cups brewed tea

Bring the raspberries and water to a boil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and pour through a fine wire-mesh strainer into a bowl, using the back of a spoon to squeeze out the juice.  Add the tea to a pitcher. Stir in the sugar and raspberry juice mixture. Chill 1 hour. Serve over ice.

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Copycat Olive Garden Peach Tea Recipe - 13 Homemade Flavored Tea Recipes
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Copycat Olive Garden Peach Tea Recipe

1 cup sugar
1 cup water
2-3 sliced fresh peaches
6 cups brewed tea

Place the sugar, 1 cup of the water and the peaches into a saucepan and cook until they come to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer (medium). Crush the peaches as you stir to dissolve the sugar. Once the sugar is dissolved, turn off the burner, cover, and allow the mixture to rest for about 30 minutes. Strain the syrup to remove the fruit pieces. Save the fruit pieces for smoothies. Add the syrup to the tea and refrigerate. Serve over ice.

 

Orange Tea Recipe - 13 Homemade Flavored Tea Recipes
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Orange Tea Recipe

2-3 cups brewed tea, still hot
1 cup sugar
1 orange, sliced
1 tsp. vanilla
Dash cinnamon

Place the oranges in the bottom of a pitcher. Add vanilla and cinnamon. Pour the tea into the pitcher while still hot so the sugar dissolves and top off with water. Serve over ice.

 

Strawberry Iced Tea Recipe - 13 Homemade Flavored Tea Recipes
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Strawberry Iced Tea Recipe

3 cups brewed tea
4 cups fresh or frozen strawberries
1 1/2 cups water
1 1/2 cups sugar (or sweetener of your choice)

In a saucepan, boil the strawberries, sugar, and water. Lower the heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes. Cool slightly. Pour the syrup through a fine mesh sieve into a gallon pitcher. You can freeze the solids in ice cube trays and use for smoothies.

Pour the tea into the pitcher with the syrup and stir. Fill the pitcher with cold water. Chill completely. Then serve over ice and/or freshly frozen strawberries.

 

Easy Peach Tea Recipe - 13 Homemade Flavored Tea Recipes
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Easy Peach Tea Recipe

8 cups brewed tea
3/4 cup sugar
11-ounce can peach nectar (found in the fruit juice section or alcoholic drink section)

In a 10-12 cup pitcher, pour the ingredients and stir until the sugar is dissolved.  Add ice until the pitcher is full. Serve. 

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Mint Lime Tea Cooler Recipe - 13 Homemade Flavored Tea Recipes
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Mint Lime Tea Cooler

4 cups brewed tea
1 1/2 cups sugar
Juice from 6 limes
Fresh mint or raspberries for a flavor twist and cute garnish

Add the sugar to a one gallon pitcher. Add the brewed tea. Add enough water to equal one gallon of tea. Add the lime juice and a few mint sprigs. Stir until the sugar is dissolved. Serve over ice and garnish with mint sprigs if desired. This mint lime tea is best served cold with ice!

 

Jolly Rancher Tea Recipe - 13 Homemade Flavored Tea Recipes
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Jolly Rancher Tea Recipe

1 tea bag
4 Jolly Ranchers, any flavor

Brew the tea and Jolly Ranchers in boiling water. Serve hot or cold over ice. 

 

Citrus Tea Recipe - 13 Homemade Flavored Tea Recipes
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Citrus Tea Recipe

6 cups water
2 regular individual sized tea bags
6 Tbsp. honey or sugar
1 stick cinnamon (which gives it just the right amount of zing)
Juice of 2 lemons 
Slices of orange, lemon, lime and/or cucumber.

Bring the water to a boil in a large saucepan, with cinnamon and sugar.  Remove from the heat and drop in the tea bags. Cover and let it rest for 1 hour. Pour the tea into a pitcher, discarding the cinnamon stick. Stir in lemon juice. Add sliced fruits. Refrigerate overnight or until chilled. Add ice cubes and slices of citrus before serving.

 

Blackberry Tea Recipe - 13 Homemade Flavored Tea Recipes
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Blackberry Tea Recipe

5  regular sized tea bags
4 cups boiling water
1/4 cup mint leaves, crushed
1/2 cup sugar
2 lbs. blackberries

Brew the tea and mint in boiling water. Strain. Stir in the sugar. Purée the blackberries in a blender or food processor. Strain through a fine sieve. Discard the pulp and seeds. Stir the blackberry purée into the tea.

Taste and adjust the sugar as desired. Chill. Serve over ice garnished with mint leaf and 2 or 3 blackberries. 

 

Tropical Orange Tea Recipe - 13 Homemade Flavored Tea Recipes
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Tropical Orange Tea Recipe

6 cups refrigerator tea
1 2/3 cups pineapple juice
Juice from 1 large lemon
Juice from 1 large orange
1 cup sugar

Pour the tea into a pitcher. Add the pineapple juice, lemon juice, orange juice and sugar. Stir to combine. Chill the tea until you’re ready to serve.

 

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