Healthy Drinks

This Is What You Need To Make the Perfect Batch of Iced Tea Without Watering It Down

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Lemonade might reign as the ultimate summer drink, it rivals a close second: iced tea. The signature summer beverage is just as refreshing as it is versatile and easy to make. Whether you're craving a classic batch of sweet tea or wanting to play mixologist with some fruit and floral infusions, there isn't a wrong way to make the drink. Whatever you choose, and iced tea is sure to keep you cool and quenched all season long with the right iced tea makers.

Tea is also super healthy. Ginger tea, for example, is known for its anti-inflammatory properties. Similarly, green tea is packed with antioxidants and makes for a great alternative to coffee. Chilled in the refrigerator or poured over ice, you've got yourself a nutritious beverage to cool you off on a hot summer's day.

Best part is, it takes minutes to make. Scroll down to find everything you need—minus the hot water—to make the perfect batch of iced tea.

For brewing iced tea

Capresso Iced Tea Maker

Brew delicious iced tea over and over again with this convenient iced tea maker by Capresso. It's compatible with both loose tea and bags, steeping tea directly into the glass pitcher for easy pouring. The built-in flavor enhancer allows you to dial up and down the flavor as you brew, too.

Takeya Flash Chill Iced Tea Maker

This snazzy iced tea pitcher features "Flash Chill" technology that makes and chills your tea in seconds. While other materials might crack or break, Takeya's model is designed to withstand transitioning from extreme heat to cold without any damage. Once you've brewed, just pour and enjoy.

Primula The Big 1-Gallon Iced Tea & Cold Coffee Brewer

Take your summer entertaining to the next level with this 1-gallon brewing pitcher. Whether you're serving up a refreshing glass of sweet tea or doling out the cold brew, this pitcher is big enough for ample serving sizes.

Brentwood 8-Cup Black Iced Tea and Coffee Maker

If your morning coffee routine needs an update, consider Brentwood's tea maker. It's barista-quality, featuring a boldness selector, unique shower head design, and a reusable filter basket. And while it looks expensive, it's not, making it an affordable appliance to keep on your countertop.

For serving iced tea

Certified International Diamond Iced Tea Glasses in Cobalt Blue (Set of 8)

These stylish cups are perfect for barbecues and picnics—wherever you might enjoy a refreshing glass of iced tea. They're melamine, so no worrying about shattering in the grass or near the pool, and dishwasher safe, allowing for easy clean-up. Available in blue or clear.

Food Network Modesto 4-pc. Iced Tea Glass Set

These classic glasses are great for sipping your favorite summer drinks, like lemonade, fruit punch, and, spritzers. Just note, they are glass. So if you're planning on bringing them outside on the patio, take caution. Otherwise, sit back and sip in comfort.

Serafino Double Wall 16 oz. Iced Tea and Coffee Insulated Drinking Glasses (Set of 2)

Want to keep your tea cold even on the hottest days? Serafino's 16 ounce tumblers are double insulated to keep drinks cool and not watered down. They're lightweight but durable and feature a contoured grip for maximum comfort and ease.

La Rochere Ouessant Iced Tea Glasses (Set of 6)

Elegant and timeless, La Rochere Ouessant's 6-piece glass set is must-have at home. Their glass embossed design looks classic on any tablescape and pairs effortlessly with just about any dinner set.

For sipping iced tea

BLK & BOLD Hibiscus Citrus Loose Leaf Herbal Tea

Hot or cold, this black tea blend is packed with summery flavors, like hibiscus, orange, and lemon. It's also loaded with antioxidants, so your body will appreciate the summery treat.

Drake General Store Confetti Green Roibos Tea

Aside from it being ridiculously refreshing, green tea is a healthy hero, thanks to its antioxidant and detoxifying properties. This blend kicks the green tea flavor up a notch with a hint of lime that tastes amazing over ice.

Steep & Mellow Groove

Skip the line at Starbucks and brew your own caffeinated drink at-home. Steep & Mellow's groovy green tea blend is infused with natural botanicals to give you a healthy boost of energy and focus. Tastes great hot or cold.

Tea Squared Buddha Citrus Relaxer Loose Leaf Tea (3-Pack)

Stock up on this tangy tea by Buddha Leaf for glass after glass of zesty flavors. With hints of citrus peel and lemongrass, it makes for the delectable blend on a hot summer night.

Here's how to make an herbal tea for a restful night's sleep:

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