Instant Pot Sweet Tea — Southern sweet tea is a must-have for any cook who wants to be considered a true Southerner. And now, there’s an easy way to make it with your Instant Pot! This recipe is delicious and straightforward, and you’ll be able to enjoy a refreshing glass of sweet tea in no time. So give this recipe a try today – you won’t regret it!

Instant Pot Sweet Tea
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Instant Pot Sweet Tea is delicious. I am a massive fan of a cold glass of sweet tea. If you are an enormous fan of a perfectly sweetened ice tea with honey and lemon, this is your recipe.

This was a fun recipe. Instant Pot was just done to fool around with the (affiliate link).

I spent many summers visiting my relatives in the South, and we would always sit outside and have a glass of cold sweet tea and a piece of the pie, whether it was pecan or peach pie.

My kids are also huge fans, and there is nothing more budget-friendly than a glass of ice tea. After all, if you purchased this at the store, it would cost you a few dollars, but you are using nothing more than tea bags and water in this recipe.

Instant Pot Ice Tea

Summertime is a great time for ice tea. There are so many ways to make it, and it’s always refreshing. But sometimes, making ice tea can be a hassle. You have to wait for the water to boil, steep the tea bags, and then wait for it to cool down before drinking it. But with an Instant Pot, you can have freshly brewed ice tea in minutes!

Ingredients Needed For Instant Pot Sweet Tea

Ingedients Needed For Instant Pot Sweet Tea

  • Water
  • Tea Bags, Black
  • Baking Soda
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Honey
  • Lemon Juice

How To Make Instant Pot Sweet Tea

How To Make Instant Pot Sweet Tea

  1. Place the water, tea bags, and baking soda in your Instant Pot.
  2. Place the lid on and seal it.
  3. Set the manual high pressure for 4 minutes.
  4. Let it naturally release.
  5. Then add the sugar, lemon juice, and honey.
  6. Pour over ice and let it refrigerate until it’s cold.

Instant Pot Sweet Tea


Why do you use baking soda in the ice tea?

Baking soda is used a lot in sweet teas because it takes the bitterness of the black tea. And it makes for a smoother tea overall.

Just be sure to use baking soda and not baking powder.

How Long Is Brewed Ice Tea Good For In The Refrigerator?

After the Instant Pot makes the tea, let it cool to room temperature, pour it into a pitcher, and place it into the refrigerator.

It is best if used up within three days of brewing. If you have any leftovers after the third day, dispose of them and brew another batch.

Pro Tips:

  • Use good quality tea bags; they make all of the difference.
  • Ensure that the vent is completely sealed. Otherwise, your kitchen will end up quite a mess.

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Instant Pot Sweet Tea

Instant Pot Sweet Tea

Instant Pot Ice Tea

4.34 from 9 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8 Servings


Instant Pot sweet tea is the perfect drink for relaxed summer days. It's easy to make and takes just a few minutes in your Instant Pot. Plus, the tea is refreshing and flavorful, making it the perfect drink for hot days. Enjoy a glass of sweet tea today!


  • 2 quarts water
  • 10 regular tea bags
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey, or to taste
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice, adjust to taste


  • In your Instant Pot, place the water, tea bags and baking soda.
  • Place the lid on and seal it.
  • Set the manual high pressure for 4 minutes.
  • Let it naturally release.
  • Then add the sugar, lemon juice and honey.
  • Pour over ice and let it refrigerate until it’s cold.
  • Enjoy!


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Serving: 1gCalories: 114kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 286mgPotassium: 11mgFiber: 1gSugar: 29gVitamin A: 1IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 8mgIron: 1mg

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