Ice Tea

2014-07-05

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  • Yield : 8 cups

About a million times better than store bought or powdered varieties, home made iced tea can be flavored in just as many ways.
A pinch of baking soda helps cut any bitterness from the tea.

Once you’ve tried making it, experiment to your hearts content. My recent favorite mixture includes using black tea, water kefir (once the tea cools), peppercorns, lemon zest and juice, and half a cinnamon stick.

Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 5 bags green tea
  • 2 bags orange pekoe tea
  • 4 cups boiling water
  • 4 cups cold water
  • 1 orange, cut into wedges
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda

Method

Step 1

Using a heat safe container, pour in boiling water and all tea bags. Let steep 5 minutes. Tea left to steep too long may taste bitter, so for a stronger tea it is best to use more tea bags rather than longer steeping time.

Step 2

Remove tea bags and squeeze excess water from them. Add remaining ingredients except cold water. Stir and leave on counter until cooled.

Step 3

Remove fruit pieces, add cold water. Put a lid on container and place in fridge until cold.

Comments (2)

  1. posted by Laura m on June 21, 2015

    My husband loves iced tea! I should try this recipe!

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    • posted by YogurtHydro on June 21, 2015

      We go through a lot of this in the summer. I use pickle jars and make gallons of it at a time, each jar flavored differently.:) Let me know if you try it!

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