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A Classic Homemade Ice Tea is so easy to make in just a few short minutes!
Growing up, ice tea was always being made homemade. In our home, we didn’t buy Tea mix or prepared ice tea. During those times when I was a child, ice tea mix or prepared teas was not something you would buy & it was considered a luxury.
Most days, if you were to stop by for a visit, you would find a pot brewing on the stove with tea bags in it for the next batch of homemade ice tea.
Freshly made ice tea is a refreshing beverage to enjoy any time of the day. These days I still make a freshly made pitcher of ice tea for when I am hosting family gatherings.
It is so simple to make. Fill a three-quart pot of water. Once it is a raging boil, add 12 tea bags of your choice. I use good ol’ fashion Lipton tea bags. Boil for an additional 1 minute & turn the stove off. Let sit for about 5 to 10 minutes. (The longer the tea bags sit, the more bitter the tea will be) Remove tea bags (be careful, it’s hot!) add brewed tea to the pitcher & fill the pitcher with water. Add ice, sugar & lemon if desired. Adjust sugar to taste. Stir well & Enjoy!
Tip: tie the tea bag strings together then snip the tags off. This will make it easier to place in a pot of water as well as taking the tea bags out.
There are other delightful flavors you can add to your tea. For example, you can add honey, freshly sliced oranges or Strawberries. It makes a yummy summer beverage & quenches your thirst too!
What do you like to add to your ice tea? Let me know in the comments!
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