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Icy Teas

Guest Author - Sandy Moyer

Enjoy home brewed iced tea...

  • Make Mint tea from fresh mint leaves.

  • Add frozen lemonade concentrate to freshly brewed tea for Lemon Iced Tea.

  • Try Refrigerator Tea... no brewing involved.

  • Make refreshing Citrus Tea Cooler

  • Mint Tea

    • 4 tea bags, your favorite brand
    • 1 cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves
    • sugar - 4 to 8 teaspoons or to taste
    • 5 cups boiling water

    Preparation -
    Pour boiling water over the tea bags and mint leaves. Steep for about 20 minutes. Remove and discard the tea bags and mint leaves. Strain, then chill. Serve in tall glasses, over ice. Garnish with additional fresh mint leaves, if desired.

    Lemon Tea

    • 8 tea bags
    • 3-1/2 quarts water
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 1 small can (6 oz.) frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed

    Preparation -
    Place the tea bags in a microwave safe bowl or a 4 cup glass measuring cup. Add about 2 cups water. Cook in a microwave oven on full power for 3 to 5 minutes or long enough to bring the water to a full boil for about 30 seconds. Remove from the microwave oven and let stand for 2 to 4 minutes, depending on your desired strength of tea. Remove the tea bags. Add the sugar or sweetnener and stir until it's completely dissolved. Let stand for an additonal 20 minutes, then pour it into a large (1 gallon or larger) serving pitcher or jar. Stir in the thawed lemonade concentrate. Stir in the remaining water. Serve over ice.

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    Refrigerator Tea

    Refrigerator tea is an easy way to enjoy refreshing ice tea with no brewing involved.

    • Fill a 2 quart pitcher with cold water.
    • Add 8 tea bags.
    • Refrigerate overnight.
    • The next day, remove the tea bags.
    • Add sugar or Splenda - about 1/2 cup to 2/3 cup or to taste.
    • Serve in tall ice-filled glasses.

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    Citrus Tea Cooler

    • 4 tea bags
    • 1-1/2 cups of boiling water
    • 3/4 cup sugar
    • 2 cups ice cubes
    • 1/2 cup orange juice
    • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
    • 2 cans (12 oz. each) 7-Up® or Sprite®, chilled

    Preparation -
    Place the tea bags in a large glass measuring cup or batter bowl. Add the boiling water let stand for 5 minutes. Add the sugar; stir until the sugar is completely dissolved. Pour 2 cups ice cubes into a 2 quart or larger pitcher. Add the prepared sweetened tea. Stir in the orange juice and lemon juice. Stir in the 7-Up® or Sprite®. Makes about 2 quarts. Pour into tall glasses, over ice, and serve immediately.

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    For your icy teas...

    Bodum 3-L. Ceylon Ice Tea Infuser PitcherCeylon Ice Tea Infuser Pitcher

    Serve both cold tea and beverages and warm tea in this 3-liter Ceylon Tea Pitcher. Making ice tea in a natural way is easy, giving you the freedom of chosing your favorite ingredients. Simply add your favorite tea leaves into the removable filter, then pour 1 to 2 cups boiling water over the leaves and add your preferred amount of sugar. After the sugar has dissolved, fill the jug with cold water from the tap. Close the lid, and leave the tea jug in the fridge until it reaches the desired temperature. The strainer in the spout ensures that ice cubes, leaves and kernels stay in the jug and not in the glass. All parts are dishwasher safe.

    Duralex Set of 6 Picardie Glass Tumblers. 12-oz.Set of 6 Duralex Glass Tumblers (12-oz.)
    These tempered glasses are functional yet stylish and feel extremely comfortable in the hand. They are equally suitable for cold or hot drinks, conveniently stackable, microwave and dishwasher-safe, impact and chip resistant, and the perfect weight. Duralex tempered glass is 2.5 times stronger than ordinary glass and is manufactured to withstand sudden temperature extremes.

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    This content was written by Sandy Moyer. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Allyson Elizabeth DŽAngelo for details.


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