a glass of iced tea
Baking Soda Is The Ultimate Secret Ingredient For Better Iced Tea

There are numerous recipes for making delicious iced tea, but the use of baking soda may surprise some. Baking soda will yield the sweetest and clearest iced tea.

Tannins, a naturally occurring polyphenol found in black tea leaves, can give your iced tea an acidic or bitter flavor

and a cloudy appearance.

An alkaline substance like baking soda helps counteract bitterness and eliminate cloudiness in iced tea. Try adding a pinch of baking soda to your pitcher of iced tea.

Baking soda won't change the flavor of the iced tea because it just needs a small amount—no more than ⅛ teaspoon—to perform its magic.