Today I’m sharing a favorite drink of mine, Iced Coffee Tea. What? You’ve never heard of it?

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Ha! Don’t worry, it was an accident. Sorta.

It happened rather innocently one morning about a year ago and since then, has become my go-to drink when I’m looking for something a little different.

What happened was that I had made my husband a cup of coffee in our Keurig style coffee maker. Being lazy or forgetful or whatever you want to call it, I didn’t remove the cup insert that held the coffee grounds after his coffee was made and left it in the machine.

Then, a little while later, I decided I wanted a quick glass of unsweetened tea, so I tossed a tea bag into my glass and pressed the button without bothering to remember I’d left the coffee insert with the coffee grounds in it!

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When I first took a sip, I was instantly reminded of the cups of coffee you are served at small diners and cafes where the tea has a distinct hint of coffee flavor to it.

So, the next time, I purposefully tried it with fresh coffee grounds in the cup insert and a fresh tea bag in the glass to see how I liked it.

Oh my goodness gracious! I fell in love and Iced Coffee Tea was born! Heh!

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I actually mentioned it to my friend Michael a while back on a trip in Chicago. When his eyes became big as saucers and he asked me again how I made it, at first I felt just a wee bit silly for my drink concoction. Then, he said, “you better blog that recipe. It sounds great!”

My response was, “oh no, no one would like that like I do. I think I’m the only person in the world that likes my Iced Coffee Tea.”

Then, low and behold, a few weeks ago I was sipping on it when a friend came by the house. She asked what I was drinking and I offered her a glass. Now, she’s an Iced Coffee Tea devotee, too!

Who knew?!

I guess sometimes the best things happen by accident or maybe my subconcious self took over that morning when I first made it. I’m just glad I actually tried it!

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I love my Iced Coffee Tea with just a glass full of ice, but I have to tell you it is definitely delicious with a little half and half, too. Give it a try and let me know what you think!

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Here’s my Iced Coffee Tea Recipe. Hope you love it as much as I do!

Iced Coffee Tea Recipe

5 from 2 votes
Iced Coffee Tea is the perfect combination of coffee and tea in a cool glass of ice. Get this simple, yet delicious Iced Coffee Tea recipe. You may just love it!
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 1


  • 1/2 cup coffee
  • 1/2 cup mild tea
  • 1/4 cup ice
  • 1 tablespoon half and half, optional
  • sugar, optional


  • Place coffee K-cup insert into machine. Add ice to cup or glass. Place tea bag horizontally on top of ice to allow brewed coffee to stream through tea bag as it pours. Allow to steep for a few seconds after brewing has stopped. Press tea bag, taking care not to burst bag, and remove from glass and discard.
  • Add creamer or sugar, if desired.


Calories: 20kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 0.5g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 20mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 53IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 0.01mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Robyn xo

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  1. The coffee/tea recipe is pretty simple enough to make . I just currently like to drink ( Starbucks frappachino ) cold it comes in assorted flavors like (mocha, vanilla carmel, etc,etc.

  2. 5 stars
    I tried it…Only I went for the hot brew of it. I tossed in some Vanilla Chai Teabags with the coffee to brew (I don’t have a single brewer machine) added some Agave, cream…..its a dream! I am looking forward to trying all the flavors!!!

  3. Hi Robyn,
    This Ice Coffee Tea is HUGE in Asia.
    Where I live in Singapore, it a miracle pick-me-up after lunch drink.

    Thanks for sharing.


  4. I love coffee and tea together. I’m so glad I’m not the only one who does this, but I did it on purpose by adding chai tea to my coffee because I wanted coffee but I wanted the flavor and spices from the chai as well. I’m glad I did it though because it is really, really good.

  5. You have my taste buds tingling at the thought of it!

    I do not have one of those machines though, any thoughts on an alternative?!

    1. Yes! Add a tea bag to your cup and then pour hot coffee over the bag. Let it steep just a bit and then remove the bag and discard. Let me know how you like it!!!

  6. 5 stars
    I just came across your coffee ice tea drink I just had to go and make it. Girl it taste so good! Living here in Florida you need something cold to,drink and this hits the spot. My husbad came in and ask me what I was drinking I went and made him one, he really enjoyed it it. Thanks for the drink.

    1. How cool, Felicia! Love that you and your husband both love it. Isn’t it amazing how the flavors blend so well together?

    1. It’s fun to play around to find your favorite flavors of coffee and tea together, too. Oh, and then flavored coffees and teas – like regular coffee with green tea. YUM!

  7. Okay, I do not drink coffee or tea but this looks so refreshing! Is that weird? I think it is, but whatever it stills looks great! Cool idea, Robyn!

  8. Such a fun idea! My husband would love it since he is both an ice tea and coffee fanatic. Will need to try this!