Please do not stake me for saying so, but tea can be served cold. I know "tea aficionados" call iced tea "anathema." I don't care. I love tea. I love it so much I will drink it whatever temperature it is -- hot, cold, tepid, I don't care. There's a big pitcher of Earl Grey in my fridge right now and a glass of it to hand. Only, if you plan to drink it with ice, brew it so strong it almost climbs out of the pitcher. As the ice melts, it evens out. On a hot day, which where I live is in the high 90's, a tall glass of iced tea does the trick for me.