Betty's Iced Tea

Bettyskitchen's picture

Aug. 08, 2013

In this video, Betty responds to a viewer request and demonstrates how she makes the tea she is always drinking with the meals she prepares. Since the tea pitcher is central to tea-making, Betty gives a tour of her Early American Pattern Glass, focusing on tea pitchers, for those who are interested. If you're not interested, please FF through the video or "X"-out of it!


Tea bags 2 (1 family size +1 single serving size)
Water 2 Liter (1 pitcher full)
Artificial sweetener To Taste (Optional)



1. Place a saucepan on flame, pour 1/2 pitcher of water, reserving the remaining for later, and bring to a rolling boil.

2. Put tea bags into the pan and swirl them around, secure the ends, so that they do not touch the burner. Let boil for 3 minutes.

3. After 3 minutes, remove the pan from heat, discard the tea bags and let cool.

4. Once cooled pour it into the pitcher of reserved water.


5. Fill a glass with ice cubes, pour tea, add sweetener and serve immediately.


After you add tea bags into the boiling water you may just bring the tea back to a boil, and then remove pan from heat, and let it steep for about 5 -10 minutes, depending on the desired strength.

You may add lemon slices if desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Ready In: 10 Minutes
Servings: 4