SCD Tip: Instant Pot Iced Tea

Make iced tea in your Instant Pot

Not long ago I shared a post about making a slightly sweet iced tea, using fresh mint, in an Instant Pot. But, you can also easily make a great plain black iced tea.

Instant Pot Iced Tea

I love doing this because I can get a big batch of tea that tastes great and has no additives whatsoever. If you take a look at my mint tea recipe you can see some of the reasons why you can get a better taste using an Instant Pot than just boiling water and seeping the tea that way.

If you love tea, as I do, this is a great way to always have some ready.

Instant Pot Iced Tea

Course Beverage, Drinks
Cuisine Keto, Paleo, SCD
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 6 minutes
Servings 3 Quarts


  • 2 large tea bags or 2 regular size
  • 3 quarts filtered water


  1. Add water and tea bags to  Instant Pot. In my 6 qt, it came to the half way marker.

  2. Make sure lid is on sealing setting and pressure cook tea for 4 minutes.

  3. Allow tea to natural  release for  15 – 20 minutes and then you can do the quick release to depressurize the rest of the way. Turn off heat, don’t use the Keep Warm setting.

  4. Allow tea to cool down before pouring into pitcher.

  5. If tea is too strong mix with a little cold filtered water before serving and/or a lot of ice. Tea is very dark, but doesn’t taste as strong as it looks.

Sherry Lipp

Sherry is a writer/blogger specializing in entertainment and food writing. She has been following a gluten, grain, and sugar-free diet for over 15 years and is the author of Don't Skip Dessert: Gluten-Free, Grain-Free & Sugar-Free Sweet Treats. She also enjoys writing about movies and television. You can find her entertainment articles at
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