Thursday, July 7, 2011

Lazy Person's Way To Make Iced Tea

Nothing's better on a hot summer day than a cold glass of iced tea.  But, who wants to get sweaty brewing up a pitcher of this refreshing drink?

All you need to do is get a pitcher of water and two family size tea bags.  If you don't have family sized  (2 qts. each) you can use 5-6 regular tea bags.  I like to use decaffeinated tea bags.

Simply put the tea bags into the pitcher of water and cover with plastic wrap.  You don't want fridge odors getting into your tea.

Put the pitcher into the fridge and let it sit for a few hours.

You can even let it sit overnight without getting bitter tasting.  This cold-brew method is a great way to get your iced tea without having to work too hard for it. 

If you want to make "sweet tea"  stir the sugar or honey into the water before adding the tea bags.  Stir until it is well blended.  For a delicious change of pace, make one of your tea bags a flavored one.  Try mint, Lemon Zinger, or Constant Comment.  You can also add fresh mint sprigs, lemon slices, or orange slices. Yum!

1 comment:

  1. I think I love you right now. Why this never occurred to me I do not know, but I've had my tea pitcher sitting out for WEEKS waiting for me to work up the courage to brew a batch!


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