I know. I know!
It seems like it should be obvious.
But all it takes is one incredibly disgusting glass of iced tea to ruin your day – heck, your week! (Or, as my niece Megan used to say, “You’re ruining my life!” Yeah, yucky tea could do that!)
This is a great little video that shows exactly how to make the perfect pitcher of iced tea.
This – obviously – is sponsored by a particular product. This method works beautifully for pretty much *any* tea you want to try iced. Take it from me – the girl who makes at least a gallon of iced tea a day. I use a slightly different method – I use a fabulous Capresso H2O Plus Glass Water Kettle. I fill it up to the 48 ounce mark, then boil the water (it takes just a couple minutes). Then, I put my tea bags in my absolute favorite tea pitcher that I got for something like $4 on sale a couple of years ago. Then I pour the boiling water over the tea bags and let it steep for 5 minutes. At the end of the 5 minutes, remove the tea bags. DO NOT SQUEEZE THE TEA BAGS – it will make the tea bitter. Now – fill the balance of the pitcher with ice! Voila! And I’m like the lady in the video (above). I have my favorite water bottle that I fill with ice and tea – and it pretty much never leaves my side. When I go to work, I carry an extra container with extra tea to refill! (Thankfully – ice is easy to come by at a hospital! And yes, I admit it – I drink a LOT of tea!)
My tea personal faves:
Stash English Breakfast Black Tea – I use 4 tea bags for 1/2 a gallon of iced tea.
Stash Fusion Breakfast Green and Black Tea – I use 5 tea bags for 1/2 a gallon of iced tea.
Tazo Awake – I use 4 tea bags for 1/2 a gallon of iced tea.
Tazo Zen – I use 7 tea bags for 1/2 a gallon of iced tea.
…and my kids particularly like…
Tazo Passion – I use 5 tea bags for 1/2 a gallon of iced tea.
Tazo China Green Tips – I use 6 tea bags for 1/2 a gallon of iced tea.
…and hands down the most popualar tea we serve – always, no matter the occasion…
MarketSpice from Pike Place Market in Seattle – I use 4 tea bags for 1/2 a gallon of iced tea. (But honestly, if we’ve got people over – it’s stupid to make just 1/2 a gallon – this is a minimum 1 gallon kinda tea!)
So there you go – a great place to start.
Now go make yourself some iced tea!