Ina Garten's Herbal Iced Tea

Ina Garten's Herbal Iced Tea

Years ago, when I worked in the bakery at Barefoot Contessa, we were constantly brewing tea to make the herbal iced tea. It was a huge hit and hard to keep up with the demand on a hot summer day.

Ingredients needed for Ina Garten's Herbal Iced Tea

Cassandra making Ina Garten's Herbal Iced Tea

This recipe couldn’t be easier. Just brew 4 Lemon Zinger and 4 Red Zinger bags of tea in 4 cups of boiling water. After 10 minutes, discard the tea bags and add 4 cups of apple juice. We always used Martinelli’s Pure Apple Juice at Barefoot Contessa. 

Making Ina Garten's Herbal Iced Tea

This drink is delicious and refreshing. Great to serve at any luncheon/picnic and or to have on hand as an everyday refreshment. Try it! I think you’ll find that you’ll make it just for yourself! Make sure you have a large pitcher on hand, such as our Ariana or Woodbury pitchers. Enjoy! Cassandra-

Making Ina Garten's Herbal Iced Tea

Ina Garten's Herbal Iced Tea


Ina Garten's Herbal Iced Tea


4 Celestial Seasonings Lemon Zinger tea bags
4 Celestial Seasonings Red Zinger tea bags
4 cups pure apple juice


Steep the 8 tea bags in 4 cups of boiling water for about 10 minutes. Discard the tea bags. Combine the tea with the apple juice and refrigerate until cold. Serve over ice.

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This tea is so refreshing! I make it with dried hibiscus flowers (same thing as Red Zinger) which I buy online or at the local Mexican food store. I keep a pitcher of cold tea in the ’frig and a small container of lemon slices to garnish my glass.


Have been making this refreshing ice tea over 6 years….so so delicious…..I use lo cal apple juice…trying to watch those calories!


Can’t wait to try the tea!!😊

Sheri Knuth

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