a jar of iced tea with lemon and a plate of garnishes
Easy Instant Pot Iced Tea and Tea Concentrate
Prep Time
2 mins
Cook Time
4 mins
Pressurizing Time
17 mins

You'll love this smooth and Easy Instant Pot Iced Tea for a quick and healthy refreshing drink. You can also make tea concentrate to get that same great flavor while saving space in your fridge.

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy Iced Tea, How to make iced tea in an Instant Pot, Instant Pot Iced Tea
Servings: 8
Calories: 3 kcal
  • 2 family-sized tea bags (or 7 individual tea bags)
  • 8 cups water
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda (optional)
  • sweetener of choice (optional)
  1. Add 8 cups of water to the insert of the Instant Pot.

  2. Drop in the tea bags with any tags removed. If you'd like to add any non-liquid sweetener, add it now.

  3. Lock the lid into place, flip the steam release handle to "sealing". Press manual>high pressure>and use the up/down buttons to set the time to 4 minutes.

  4. The Instant Pot will show "on" and then once it comes up to pressure you'll see "4" on the display.

  5. When it has finished cooking, it will switch to a countdown mode. If you're going to do a natural release for 15 minutes, you can keep track of the waiting time using this countdown clock. If you're going to do a manual pressure release, flip the steam release handle to "venting" and wait for it to depressurize.

  6. Store the finished ice tea in a glass pitcher or canning jars for easy storage. Store in the fridge and enjoy within one week.

How to Make Tea Concentrate
  1. Reduce the water in this recipe to only 4 cups, but use the same number of tea bags.

  2. When you're ready to enjoy your iced tea, fill your glass 50-60% full and add water or ice to top off the glass.

Recipe Notes

It took my 8-quart Instant Pot 12 minutes to come up to pressure and 5 minutes to depressurize during a quick release.


If you're using individual tea bags, you'd use 7-8 depending on how strong you like your tea.


If you'd like to double the recipe, the "cook" time remains the same.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Instant Pot Iced Tea and Tea Concentrate
Amount Per Serving (8 oz)
Calories 3
% Daily Value*
Sodium 10mg0%
Calcium 8mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.