Walking in from the long hot walk home today I really could have used a nice cold iced tea. Unfortunately there wasn’t any made so I had some juice instead. If you are also a fan of iced tea, perhaps give some thought to what type you are drinking. I used to have that powdered stuff but now I only have herbal teas plus I got to thinking about what is really in those mixes…a lot of sugar and not so much real tea! It makes a lot more sense to make a pot of tea and let it cool. You know exactly what is in it, you haven’t bought any more cartons or packaging.
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But a lot of sugar is the primary component of tea… (I’m from the Southern US though)
My buddy said something similar this weekend “but I like the sugar!”.
We make our own ice tea, but I am also from the south and it must have sugar. Although it is better than those powdered teas any day, health and taste wise.
Two other ways to make ice tea: 1) put some tea leaves or bags in a big jar and let it sit in the fridge overnight, then strain or remove the bags. No heating necessary, the tea tastes lighter but is really delicious, especially with a slice of lemon. 2) Put tea leaves or bags in a clear glass container and set it out in the sun for the afternoon. Stronger flavour than option 1 above, and still no need to run the kettle!
Another alternative, although it requires a little planning is sun tea. Place 3-4 tea bags in large jar and brew in sun.
Really? How does this work exactly, krantcents?
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