Thursday, July 2, 2015

Making Perfect Ice Tea

Buying ice tea already prepared can be costly per ounce, costly for the environment and costly in calories. Especially when making ice tea is so simple...
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Whether you're making it in bulk or in a hurry, we have the perfect method.

1. The Impatient Method
Can't wait? Infuse two teaspoons of tea per 8 oz. water. After infusing, pour over a glass full of ice and enjoy! Serves one.

2. The Patient Method
Infuse one teaspoon of loose tea per 8 oz water. After infusing, chill and serve. Serves one.

3. Cold Infusion
Grab 4 oz of tea, either loose or already bagged. Fill a one gallon pitcher with cold water. Place tea in pitcher and let set in refrigerator for 6-8 hours.

4. The Party Method
Having company? Grab 4 oz of tea and use the Impatient Method on a larger scale. Grab a one-gallon pitcher. Get out 4 oz of loose tea and place in an infuser or 4 oz of tea bags. Infuse tea using only 1/2 gallon of hot water. After tea is done infusing, pour over a one-gallon pitcher of ice. 
Citrus Zinger

Try these tips: 
  • Start with good quality tea - loose or already bagged.
  • Filter your water. 
  • Remember to recycle the tea in your garden! Or check out these other used tea bag ideas. 
  • Try our favorite Fruit Infusion Drink Pitcher from our favorite kitchen store. 
  • For travel, take along in our Citrus Zinger from Natural Healing Tools.