It’s that time of year again. The time for flip-flops, tank tops, swimming pools, and of course, Iced Tea. I have been drinking Iced Tea since I was just a little tot running around. My favorite way to make it is super easy, and I am sure many others make it this way as well.
I have a tea maker; it’s kind of like a coffee maker but for tea, but you can use any method to brew that you wish. I brew at least five tea bags per gallon. If you want a stronger tea taste, I would suggest to use one or two more tea bags. After my tea is finished brewing, I add two cups of sugar, stir well, and then place it in the refrigerator to chill. I know some people might add ice cubes to their gallon of tea, that’s fine, but I like a stronger tasting Iced Tea so I just let my fridge cool it down.
Of course, there are other ways to spice up your Iced Tea. Maybe you want something a little more fruity. I would suggest adding a 16 ounce container of frozen sliced strawberries in syrup, thawed, with a half cup of lime juice to your pitcher of tea. It’s a great way to freshen up your Tea, and the kids will enjoy it too.
Another way to make your tea, one of my favorite ways, is to add another great summer time drink. Lemonade! To make Lemonade Iced Tea, just add one cup thawed frozen lemonade concentrate to your pitcher of tea. And then you garnish with fresh raspberries if you like. Both of these additional recipes follow the original recipe to make Iced Tea.