Instant Pot Iced Tea

This method for Instant Pot Iced Tea uses your pressure cooker to brew a batch of tea in minutes. Let it cool and enjoy delicious iced tea or concentrate that you can add water to as needed. It’s the perfect refreshing drink for summer days!

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Can you make iced tea in the Instant Pot? Yes, using a pressure cooker is a great way to make flavorful iced tea in just minutes!

Iced tea is a delicious beverage enjoyed year-round, especially in the warmer months. While traditionally, iced tea is made by boiling water and steeping tea bags for several minutes, iced tea made in the Instant Pot is a brewed iced tea that is quickly made under pressure.

Making iced tea in the Instant Pot is a great way to have iced tea on hand. You can make a big batch and store it in the fridge, adding water as needed. To make your tea, you can use the leaves of any tea from the selection of many types of tea, including green tea, black tea or other flavors.

This pressure cooker iced tea recipe is perfect for summer days or anytime you need a refreshing iced tea!

What You’ll Need

  • Tea Bags – We love the classic flavor of black tea, but you can use any tea you like. Popular brands of black tea include Lipton, Tetley, and Yorkshire.
  • Water – You’ll need water to fill your Instant Pot.
  • Sweetener – This is optional, but you can add sugar or simple syrup to the iced tea concentrate after its pressure cooked. You can use any type of sweetener including white sugar, brown sugar, or honey.
  • Instant Pot – While instant pot is a popular brand of an electric pressure cooker, you can use any type of pressure cooker for this iced tea recipe.

How to Make Iced Tea In The Instant Pot

Add water and tea: Start by adding water to the Instant Pot. Then add the desired number of tea bags, ensuring they are submerged in the water. Seal the lid and set the valve to sealing.

Pressure cook the tea: Cook on high pressure for 3 minutes. Let the pressure release naturally for 15 minutes before releasing the rest of the pressure.

Add sweetener: Stir in your desired amount of sugar, simple syrup, honey, or whatever sweetener you enjoy.

Cool and chill: Let the iced tea cool before adding it to a pitcher and storing it in the fridge. Add more water and sweetener as needed. Serve over ice and enjoy!

Instant Pot Iced Tea Concentrate

  1. Add water and double the amount of tea bags to the instant pot.
  2. Pressure cook on high for 3 minutes with a 15-minute natural release.
  3. Add sweetener, cool, and store in the fridge.
  4. Use a 1:1 ratio with tea and water or until your desired strength is met.
  5. Serve over ice.

Pressure Cooking Tips

  • The strength of the liquid depends on your individual tea bags and how much water you put in. You can always add water to dilute the flavor if needed.
  • Add the sweetener AFTER the tea is cooked while the mixture is still warm. Adding it before can make the tea bitter.
  • A pinch of baking soda can be helpful to remove any bitterness from the tea.
  • Do not release the pressure right away as this will make the water boil longer, which could make the tea bitter.
  • Add some flavor to the tea by cooking it with fresh herbs, citrus slices, or iced tea spices. Use peach, or raspberry, or keep it unsweetened and unflavored.
  • Use it to make Thai iced tea by adding condensed milk and iced tea spices.
  • This recipe makes half a gallon of iced tea or can be used to make one gallon of iced tea when adding water to the concentrate.
  • The iced tea will keep in the fridge in a pitcher with a lid for up to one week.

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Instant Pot Iced Tea

This method for Instant Pot Iced Tea uses your pressure cooker to brew a batch of tea concentrate in minutes.
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Prep Time: 0 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Pressure Release: 15 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 48kcal

Equipment

  • Pressure Cooker
  • slotted spoon

Ingredients

  • 8 tea bags black or green
  • 10 cups water distilled or filtered
  • ½ cup sugar OPTIONAL

Instructions

  • Start by adding water to the Instant Pot. Then add the desired number of tea bags, ensuring they are submerged in the water. Seal the lid and set the valve to sealing.
  • Cook on high pressure for 3 minutes. Let the pressure release naturally for 15 minutes before releasing the rest of the pressure.
  • Remove tea bags carefully with a slotted spoon.
  • Stir in your desired amount of sugar, simple syrup, honey, or whatever sweetener you enjoy.
  • Let the iced tea cool before adding it to a pitcher and storing it in the fridge.
  • Add more water and sweetener as needed. Serve over ice and enjoy!

Notes

🫖Instant Pot Iced Tea Concentrate

  1. Add water and double the amount of tea bags to the instant pot.
  2. Pressure cook on high for 3 minutes with a 15-minute natural release.
  3. Add sweetener, cool, and store in the fridge.
  4. Use a 1:1 ratio with tea and water or until your desired strength is met.
  5. Serve over ice.

Nutrition

Calories: 48kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Fat: 0.04g | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 0.3mg | Sugar: 12g | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.01mg

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