Party Sized Herbal Iced Tea Recipe

I absolutely LOVED everything about this Herbal Iced Tea that I made for my mom’s birthday dinner!  Since her birthday dinner was Ina Garten themed and I was making all of Ina’s recipes…I knew I had to find a drink recipe in addition to all the food I was making!  When I found Ina’s Herbal Iced Tea recipe in her Barefoot Contessa Family Style Cookbook, I knew it would be perfect!

Herbal Iced Tea Recipe - Party Sized and Caffeine Free @FoodMarriage

It’s a great recipe because it has no added sugar (the apple juice in it sweetens it) and it is caffeine free!  I took Ina’s recipe and altered it just a bit, swapping out the Red Zinger Tea for Wild Berry Zinger Tea.  And I also tripled the recipe to make it party-sized!!  Since I was having the entire family over for dinner, I knew I wanted enough to fill a large drink dispenser so there would be enough for everyone!  As everyone arrived for the birthday dinner party, I greeted them at the door, welcomed them to my own “Barefoot Contessa” restaurant, and served the Herbal Iced Tea in stemless wine glasses to make it fancy!

Party Sized Herbal Iced Tea

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 1 1/2 gallons Herbal Iced Tea

Party Sized Herbal Iced Tea


  • 12 cups water
  • 12 cups apple juice
  • 12 Celestial Seasonings Lemon Zinger tea bags
  • 12 Celestial Seasonings Wild Berry Zinger tea bags


  • Boil 12 cups of water in a large pot on the stove.
  • Once the water comes to a boil, turn off the heat and steep all 24 tea bags in the water for about 10 minutes.
  • Remove the tea bags and let the tea cool off a bit.
  • Combine the tea with the 12 cups of apple juice. Pour into a drink dispenser and place in the refrigerator until it is cold.
  • Serve over ice cubes.
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Recipe adapted from Ina Garten’s “Herbal Iced Tea Recipe” from the Barefoot Contessa Family Style Cookbook.


xoxo, Food Marriage


  1. Cheryl Karminski says:

    BA it was delicious; so refreshing and sweet, better than soda!