Best and Easy Sweet Tea Recipe in an Instant Pot

Last Updated on August 2, 2019

Try the best and easy sweet tea recipe in the instant pot!

Perfect Summer Instant Pot Sweet Tea Recipe

Any sweet tea lovers out there? I have a recipe today that will rock your world! Instant Pot Sweet Tea….yes, you read that right! I have created the perfect sweet tea recipe and the Instant Pot gets the job done. Tea blended perfectly with sugar for a light and slightly sweet tea that your taste buds are dreaming of. 

If you have ever made sweet tea on the stove top, you may have experienced a few set backs along the way.

I have made tea for years, and on a rare occasion when I don’t pay enough attention to the heat or cook time and I end up with a bitter-tasting not so sweet tea. It is unpleasant and something that is poured down the drain rather than drank.

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However, the Instant Pot cooks at the perfect temperature and time and allows you to have a simplistic sweet tea recipe each time. I add a pinch of baking soda, which is great for helping keep that bitter-tasting flavor at bay.

If you have reservations about adding in baking soda, no problem. I happened to find great success with a little dash of it in my tea.

This Instant Pot Sweet Tea recipe is incredibly easy to make. You will get a perfectly smooth, hands-free, easy to prepare satisfying drink and will probably never look back at the old way of making this popular but easy summer drink again. Your Instant Pot is more than capable, so let it do the job while you sit back and wait. 

A refreshing sweet tea recipe hits the spot on a hot summer day!

Depending on what part of the country you live in, you might have a different idea on sweet tea. Some like it extra sweet and some like it slightly sweet. The beauty of the Instant Pot is it allows you the ability to adapt the tea to fit your preference.

Want it extra sweet? Add more sugar. Want it less sweet? Hold back some of the sugar. I prefer my tea sweet enough to know it’s sweet. This recipe is spot on with flavor! 

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I personally think this sweet tea would make the perfect match up for many of the dishes in my meal plans. I also shared a couple amazing brunch recipes that this would pair well with!

My Coffee Cake and Frittata Muffins would make great pair up. Also, if you’re doing a potluck or summer party, this would make a great drink to fix with potato salad and egg salad! 

However, I am Southern, so we learn from an early age that Sweet Tea pretty much can go with any meal. 😉

Ingredients for the Perfect Summer Sweet Tea Recipe

Just add water as the first step to your perfect sweet tea recipe!

Directions

  1. Add 8 cups water, tea bags, and baking soda to the Instant Pot insert. Close the lid and turn the pressure valve to sealing.

    Add your tea bags and water in for the Instant Pot Sweet Tea recipe.

  2. Steep the tea on high pressure using the manual setting for 4 minutes. Release the pressure using the quick release method.

    Make the perfect sweet tea in just 4 minutes!

  3. Take off the lid and remove the tea bags.
    Take the lid off to remove the tea bags for the perfect sweet tea recipe!
  4. Stir in the sugar, mix until completely dissolved. Add the additional 4 cups cold water.

    Stir in your favorite sweetener for this delicious and easy sweet tea recipe!

  5. Transfer to a gallon sized pitcher. Store in the refrigerator and serve over ice.

Fill your glasses up for a cold refreshing sweet tea drink from the instant pot!
Enjoy this freshly brewed, easy to make, easy to please, sweet tea in an Instant Pot!

Pour a refreshing, cold glass of delicious ice tea with my easy sweet tea recipe!
It’s so cool and refreshing for a hot summer day! Start your Instant Pot Sweet Tea today!

Now take a sip after adding lemon to the perfect summer sweet tea drink!

Don’t Forget to Print The Recipe For Later! 

Perfect Summer Instant Pot Sweet Tea

Perfect Summer Instant Pot Sweet Tea

Tea blended perfectly with sugar for a light and slightly sweet tea that your taste buds are dreaming of.

Ingredients

  • 8 cups water
  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 3 Large Family Size Tea Bags. If you're using regular tea bags I would at least double the amount. Also note: If you like the tea stronger

Instructions

  1. Add 8 cups water, tea bags, and baking soda to the Instant Pot insert. Close the lid and turn the pressure valve to sealing. 
  2. Steep the tea on high pressure using the manual setting for 4 minutes. Release the pressure using the quick release method. 
  3. Take off the lid and remove the tea bags. Stir in the sugar, mix until completely dissolved. Add the additional 4 cups cold water. 
  4. Transfer to a gallon sized pitcher. Store in the refrigerator and serve over ice.

5 thoughts on “Best and Easy Sweet Tea Recipe in an Instant Pot”

  1. Regular sized tea bags? For 72 oz of water? Is it a weaker tasting tea or does the pressure cooker extract more flavor than boiling it?

  2. Hi Darlene I edited the post to clarify a bit more. I used the large family size tea bags. It you would be using regular sized, I would at least double it. 🙂

  3. Hi Debbie, I am so sorry. I just edited the recipe to clarify more. I used the large family sized tea bags. If you would be using the regular size I would double it for sure.

  4. What is family sized teabags? I have teabags here that can make 2 cups of tea…are those the family sizes one?
    P.S. I live in Canada

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