Reviews you can trust.

Iced Tea

Do specialty packages blended specifically for iced tea really make a better pitcher than a chilled-down version of the old-fashioned stuff?

What We Learned

While most flavored, sweetened, and canned or bottled iced tea is created specifically to compete in the soft drink market, manufacturers are recognizing that some tea buyers want to brew regular tea, chill it, and add their own flavorings. We decided to test several labeled "specially blended for iced tea."

We conducted two tests, both using spring water brought to the same temper...

Try All Three of Our Sites
FREE for 14 Days

Get Instant All Access to 25 Years of America's Test Kitchen

  • All Foolproof Recipes on America's Test Kitchen, Cook's Illustrated, and Cook's Country
  • NEW! Over 1,500 recipes from our award-winning cookbooks
  • Complete TV Show Video Library—watch entire episodes or individual clips
  • Up-to-Date Taste Tests and Equipment Reviews
  • Save Favorites, Print Shopping Lists, Share Comments