Discover the Rich Flavor of Coffee Pot Brewed Tea

When it comes to enjoying a hot cup of tea, there are countless ways to brew and serve it. As a barista, I am always on the lookout for new techniques and tools to create the perfect tea recipe. That’s why I want to introduce you to a unique method that you may not have considered before: coffee pot brewed tea.

Using a coffee pot to brew tea may seem unorthodox, but it can actually produce some of the most delicious results you’ve ever tasted. In this recipe article, I’ll show you how to use your standard drip coffee maker to create flavorful and aromatic brewed tea.

Whether you’re an avid tea drinker looking to try something new or a coffee lover curious about experimenting with different flavors, this recipe is perfect for you. You’ll love the ease and simplicity of the brewing process, as well as the flexibility it offers when it comes to experimenting with different types of tea.

So grab your favorite coffee pot or borrow one from your roommate, and let’s get started on creating a perfect cup of brewed tea – using nothing more than hot water, tea bags, and a trusty coffee maker!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Coffee Pot Brewed Tea
Coffee Pot Brewed Tea

Looking for a refreshing summer beverage that’s quick and easy to make? Look no further than this Coffee Pot Brewed Tea recipe! Whether you’re a tea enthusiast or simply seeking an alternative to coffee, this recipe is sure to satisfy your thirst and give you the energy boost you need. Here’s why you’ll love it:

First of all, the ingredient list is short and sweet. All you need is water, tea bags (or loose leaf tea), and sugar (optional). No fancy equipment or special skills required – just brew it in your trusty coffee pot! Not only is it an affordable option, but it’s also accessible to everyone.

Secondly, brewing tea in your coffee pot saves time and effort. Why bother with multiple steps when you can use one machine to do it all? Plus, this method allows you to control how strong or weak you want your tea to be. Want something bolder? Use more tea bags per pot. Prefer something milder? Reduce the amount of tea used.

Finally, this recipe is versatile enough to suit any taste preference. Don’t like your tea too sweet? Skip the sugar altogether or use a sugar substitute. Want to add some variety to your daily caffeine fix? Experiment with different types of teas – from classic black tea and green tea to fruity herbal blends.

In conclusion, this Coffee Pot Brewed Tea recipe is a game-changer for anyone looking for a delicious and effortless way to enjoy iced tea at home. So give it a try and see for yourself why this simple yet satisfying recipe will become a staple in your summer beverage rotation!

Ingredient List

 Garden-fresh tea elevated with this coffee pot brewed recipe!
Garden-fresh tea elevated with this coffee pot brewed recipe!

Before diving into the recipe, let’s take a look at the ingredients you will need to prepare coffee pot brewed tea. You’ll be pleased to know that this recipe requires only a few, easy-to-find ingredients. Here is what you’ll need:

  • Water: 12 cups of hot water are required for brewing.
  • Tea Bags: You can use black tea, green tea or any other tea of your choice. If you’re using loose leaf tea, use 1 tablespoon per 6-8 ounces of water.
  • Sugar: Add sugar to taste if you want to make sweet tea.
  • Coffee Maker: A coffee maker or a French press can be used in place of a teapot.
  • Coffee Filter: You will need coffee filters if you’re using a drip coffee maker.

These ingredients are all easily available at grocery stores or online retail stores. Once you have them, follow these simple steps to make delicious coffee pot brewed tea.

The Recipe How-To

 Who knew you could make tea in a coffee pot? Here's how!
Who knew you could make tea in a coffee pot? Here’s how!

Now that we have properly introduced the Coffee Pot Brewed Tea Recipe, let’s move on to the exciting part – how to make it! Here are the step-by-step instructions.


  • 8 tea bags
  • 12 cups of water
  • 1 ½ cups of sugar


  1. Start by filling your coffee pot with 12 cups of cold water.

  2. Place 8 tea bags in a coffee filter and put it into your coffee maker. If your coffee maker does not have a filter basket, you can place the tea bags directly in the coffee pot.

  3. Turn on the coffee maker and allow it to brew for about 15 minutes or until all the water has been used.

  4. While brewing, add 1 ½ cups of sugar to the empty pitcher/container.

  5. Once the tea has finished brewing, carefully and slowly pour it into the same pitcher/container that has the sugar.

  6. Stir until all the sugar dissolves.

  7. If you want cold tea, allow it to cool for about an hour, then place it in your fridge or serve over ice. If you prefer hot tea, heat up your desired amount of tea in a pan or microwave.

  8. Enjoy!


  • For loose leaf tea, use a metal strainer or buy empty tea bags and create your own tea bags.
  • Some don’t like adding sugar while others love their sweet tea! Adjust sugar levels as per your preference.
  • For a milder brew, use only six teabags instead of eight.
  • Use good quality tea bags – Cheaper ones tend to release more tannins which may make your brew bitter.
  • Make sure you always use fresh water! Do not reuse boiled water from earlier.
  • This recipe makes around two family-sized pitchers (16 cups) of sweet tea, adjust the number of ingredients for a smaller or larger quantity.
  • To make iced tea using fresh fruit, add freshly sliced lemons, strawberries or any other berries to the pitcher while the tea is brewing to infuse the flavors.
  • For a healthier option, use sugar substitutes like honey, agave or stevia instead of regular granulated sugar.

Substitutions and Variations

 A game-changer for tea drinkers that don't have a kettle: coffee pot brewed tea.
A game-changer for tea drinkers that don’t have a kettle: coffee pot brewed tea.

A good recipe should always leave room for some creativity, and this coffee pot brewed tea recipe is no exception. There are many ways to switch it up and make the recipe uniquely yours. Here are a few substitutions and variations you can try:

1. Use loose leaf tea instead of tea bags – If you’re a purist, then loose leaf tea may be more your style. It’s a bit more work because you’ll need to strain the tea after brewing it, but many tea connoisseurs prefer the fuller flavor and richer aroma of loose leaf tea.

2. Sweeten with honey instead of sugar – Some people prefer honey over sugar because it’s a natural sweetener that doesn’t spike blood sugar levels as much as sugar does. You can substitute honey for sugar in this recipe, but keep in mind that it has a stronger flavor, so you may need to adjust the amount you use.

3. Make iced tea instead of hot tea – This recipe makes a hot tea, but you can easily adapt it to make iced tea instead. Once the tea is brewed, simply pour it over ice in a glass or pitcher and let it chill in the refrigerator until cold.

4. Use an iced tea maker – If you’re a fan of iced tea, then investing in an iced tea maker might be worthwhile. Most iced tea makers have a built-in filter for loose leaf or bagged tea that allows you to brew the perfect batch of iced tea every time.

5. Experiment with different flavors – This recipe is basic black tea infused with sweetness but don’t be afraid to mix things up by incorporating different flavors like mint, peach, or ginger to add variety and new dimensions to the taste profile of your beverage. Overall, with these substitutions and variations there are endless possibilities on how to make this coffee pot brewed version suited to your taste preferences.

Serving and Pairing

 A simple yet innovative way to make natural tea at home.
A simple yet innovative way to make natural tea at home.

Once you’ve made a delicious pot of tea using your coffee pot, it’s time to think about serving and pairing. This tea recipe is versatile and can be enjoyed hot or cold, depending on your mood and the weather. If you’re in the mood for iced tea, simply add ice to your pitcher and let it cool down in the fridge. For hot tea, use a teapot to serve and enjoy with your favorite mug.

Sweet tea lovers will enjoy this recipe as it already has sugar added to it, but if you prefer less sweetness, adjust the sugar amount to your preference. It’s also an excellent idea to pair this tea with some light snacks like scones or muffins for breakfast or brunch.

For a perfect southern experience, try pairing this iced tea with some classic southern fare like fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes, or collard greens. If you’re looking for something more substantial instead of snacks, then pizza or grilled meats make for ideal pairings as well.

If you’re feeling adventurous, you can experiment by adding some flavorings like mint leaves or lemon slices. You can also try blending different teas together to create unique flavors.

In conclusion, the beauty of this recipe lies in its versatility; it can be paired with a range of different foods or enjoyed alone as a refreshing drink throughout the day. So go ahead; grab a cup (or pitcher) of this sweet brew, relax on your porch swing – and enjoy!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Let's brew some magic with this unconventional coffee pot tea recipe!
Let’s brew some magic with this unconventional coffee pot tea recipe!

This recipe is perfect for making ahead and storing in the fridge. Once it has cooled down to room temperature, simply pour the tea into a pitcher with a lid and keep it in the refrigerator for up to three days. However, I recommend reheating it on the stove or using a microwave if you do not like cold tea, making sure it is well-stirred before serving.

When reheating, be careful not to boil the tea as this can affect its taste and quality. Instead, gently heat up the desired amount of tea over low heat until it reaches your desired temperature, then remove from heat and let it cool down slightly before serving.

You can also make this recipe in larger quantities and freeze it for later use. If you choose to do so, make sure to allow the tea to cool completely before transferring it into an airtight container or freezer bag then placing it flat in the freezer. When ready to use, simply thaw the tea overnight in the refrigerator.

Overall, this recipe is perfect for meal prep or parties since it saves time and effort while ensuring that you have fresh and delicious tea available whenever needed.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Take a break from the monotonous kettle-pot routine and try this fun method instead.
Take a break from the monotonous kettle-pot routine and try this fun method instead.

To ensure the perfect brew every time, there are a few tips and tricks to keep in mind when making coffee pot-brewed tea.

Firstly, always use fresh water. The quality of the water can greatly impact the taste of the tea, and using old or stale water can make the tea taste flat or dull. Make sure to use clean, cold water straight from the faucet or a filtered pitcher.

Secondly, adjust the amount of tea bags or loose leaf tea you use based on your personal preference. If you like your tea on the stronger side, opt for 1-2 extra tea bags or an extra scoop of loose leaf tea. Conversely, if you prefer a more delicate flavor, you can reduce the amount of tea used.

Thirdly, pay attention to brewing time. Over-steeping the tea can result in a bitter taste, while under-steeping can leave the flavor lacking. Generally, black teas should be steeped for 3-5 minutes while green teas should only be steeped for 1-3 minutes.

Fourthly, experiment with different sweeteners to find your perfect sweet tea recipe. Traditional southern sweet tea is made with white sugar but feel free to try honey, agave nectar or even maple syrup for a unique twist on this classic recipe.

Lastly, don’t be afraid to get creative with your brewing method. For cold brew iced tea, simply fill a pitcher with cold water and add in several tea bags (generally one bag per 6-8 ounces of water). Let it steep overnight in the fridge and enjoy refreshing homemade iced tea in the morning without having to turn on the coffee maker. Or try using an espresso machine to brew strong tea for a refreshing tea frappe on hot summer afternoons.

By following these simple tips and getting creative with brewing methods and sweeteners, you’ll be able to make delicious coffee pot brewed teas that will have everyone asking for your recipe.


Now that you know how to make a delicious pot-brewed tea, you may have some questions about the process. Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered! In this section, I’ll answer some of the most frequently asked questions about making tea in a coffee pot. So, read on to learn more!

How many tea bags do you use in a coffee maker?

If you’re brewing tea in a coffee maker, using one tea bag for every 6 or 8 ounces of water is the general rule. However, the water may pass through the tea leaves too quickly. For a better taste, I suggest compensating by using a measuring spoon instead. This technique works wonders!

How do you make tea with Mr coffee pot?

If you’re looking to create some delicious iced tea using the Mr. Coffee iced tea maker, then the first step is to fill up the reservoir with water. Following this, you should place your loose tea or tea bags into the brew basket. Once you’ve done this, choose the strength of the brew that you want and simply hit the start button. The machine will then do its job and automatically heat up the water to ensure that your tea is brewed to perfection.

Can I use my cold brew coffee maker to make tea?

Making cold brew tea is easy with a cold brew maker. Begin by adding your preferred amount of tea, whether loose leaf or tea bags, to the brewing container. For loose leaf tea, approximately 16 grams or 8 tablespoons is the recommended amount. You can also add any extra ingredients at this stage before the brewing process begins.

How do you make tea in a teapot?

First, we need to warm up the water to an exact temperature, as we’ll be using it to preheat the teapot. Once that’s done, we’ll add an appropriate amount of tea to the teapot – typically, one teaspoon for every cup of water. It’s crucial to steep the leaves precisely as per the instructions provided, so pour the hot water over them and let them steep for the recommended duration. Once the steeping is complete, remove the leaves from the teapot and take a moment to savor the resulting brew.

Bottom Line

In summary, brewing tea using a coffee pot is an easy and convenient way to make delicious tea. It’s easy to follow the simple recipe steps and adjust as needed to make the perfect batch for your taste preferences. Plus, with minimal ingredients needed, you can easily make this recipe with items already in your kitchen.

Whether you’re a fan of hot tea or prefer iced, this recipe can be adjusted to meet your needs. Additionally, there are many substitutions and variations you can try to keep things interesting.

So why not try making coffee pot brewed tea today? With just a few simple steps, you’ll have a tasty beverage ready in no time. So put on that kettle and brew up a batch of your favorite loose-leaf tea or use those old tea bags in your pantry. Trust me; the results will be worth it!

Coffee Pot Brewed Tea

Coffee Pot Brewed Tea Recipe

my famous tea that i cannot keep enough of in the house... can use splenda instead of sugar & adjust the sugar to your liking.. plus make sure you use a dry solid measuring cup for measuring out the sugar as i use the pampered chef two in one measruing cup.. also use filtered water as i have a stage pur filter on faucet i use for water that seems to make a big difference that water straight out of the tap
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Course Beverage
Cuisine American
Servings 1 gallon
Calories 1161 kcal


  • 2 family-size tea bags
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • water, 1 coffee pot full
  • ice cube


  • put coffee filter in filter holder.
  • add two family size tea bags in laying them flat with the tea of bottom of pouches and with the bottoms touching
  • next fill the coffee pot full & fill resevior.
  • brew the tea
  • when done brewing pour into gallon jug & pour in sugar to melt the sugar.
  • pour in ice and stir to melt and make cold, if any ice cubes are left scoop them out and then add a little more water to make a full gallon.

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Serving: 321gCalories: 1161kcalCarbohydrates: 299.9gSugar: 299.7g
Keyword < 15 Mins, Beverages, Easy, Sweet
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