Glass of Instant Pot Iced Tea with lemon.
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Easy Instant Pot Iced Tea Recipe

Instant Pot Iced Tea is a cinch to make, incredibly smooth, and almost completely hands-off.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time4 mins
Come to Pressure and Natural Release25 mins
Total Time34 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American, Southern
Keyword: Iced Tea, Sweet Tea, Southern Sweet Tea, Instant Pot Iced Tea, Instant Pot Tea, Pressure Cooker Tea, Pressure Cooker Iced Tea, Pressure Cooker Sweet Tea
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 5kcal
Author: Berly's Kitchen


  • 8 Cups Water
  • 1 Large Tea Bag (family-sized)
  • 1/4 Cup Granulated Sugar (optional)


  • Place 8 cups of water and the tea bag into the liner of the Instant Pot. (If using sugar, it can be added now and stirred until dissolved or added later.)
  • Close the lid, set the valve to the sealing position, and use the manual (pressure cook) button to adjust the time to 4 minutes.
  • After the time is up, allow a natural release for 15 minutes, then carefully remove the lid. *The contents will likely still be boiling and will definitely be hot and steaming.
  • Remove the tea bag using a slotted spoon. If you didn't add sugar before brewing the tea, it can be added now.
  • Allow the tea to cool to room temperature, add ice, or carefully transfer to a heat-safe container and move to the refrigerator to cool.
  • Serve cold and garnish with lemon if desired! Tea is good for 2-3 days when kept in a container with a lid in the refrigerator.



*The calories listed are an approximate and based on the ingredients and serving size listed. Sugar is optional and not calculated as part of the calories.
*Recipe makes approximately 1/2 gallon of iced tea (8 servings).
*Please see post for additional instructions, notes, and variations of the recipe.


Calories: 5kcal | Sodium: 13mg | Calcium: 8mg
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