Drinking tea hot and drinking tea cold, are very different experiences. When you drink hot tea, it may have a stronger aroma and maybe even a little different taste. Drinking hot tea is very beneficial when you may be sick with a sore throat. Cold or iced tea is a very common way to drink tea. You can brew up a hot pot of tea, then just add some ice cubes to make it iced. This is a very refreshing way to drink tea on a hot summer day. Whether it's hot or cold, tea is enjoyable.