Brewing the Perfect Cup of Tetley Tea: Hot: Boil fresh, cold water and immediately pour over your tea bag. Steep for 3-5 minutes. Relax and enjoy. Iced: For a quart serving bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Pour over 3-4 Tetley tea bags. Steep 3-5 minutes. If desired, add sweetener and then chill, add ice cubes and enjoy!