Making homemade iced tea is similiar to hot tea but some differences.
Here is how to make some awesome ice tea.
Use twice the amount of loose tea used in your brew (as compared to hot tea). If you prefer sweet iced tea, add rock sugar while steeping instead of white sugar to finished tea. The rock sugar will enhance the natural sweetness of your iced tea and dissolve better in hot water. Also, if you use flavored tea sugar may not be needed.
After the hot tea is brewed, pour it into a glass filled almost to the top with ice. The sudden cooling keeps the flavor and scent of the tea intact. Finish it off with a slice of lemon or sprig of mint for the perfect glass of cool, refreshing iced tea.
Rooibos tea, black teas and herbal teas are great over ice. Iced green teas can be delicious provided you choose a flavored or scented green tea that you enjoy. Mixing two or three teas together will get you a unique iced tea brew that is often better than any single tea. So try something new!