Am I the only one on the planet that doesn't know how EASY it is to make your own iced tea??? I have a bad habit of stopping by Starbucks for their unsweetened passionfruit iced tea but it's expensive. Plus I have the added guilt of throwing away a big plastic cup I didn't need everytime I do it. So, I search around the internet for ways to make my own iced tea. Ummm...yeah...SUPER easy!!!
All you need is to is use 2 teabags for every 1 cup of water. That's the same as hot tea, except double strength. So for a big batch use:
5 cups water
10 bags of tea
I used a combination of green tea and mint tea. Oh, and I love Trader Joe's!
Put the tea bags in 5 cups of boiling water. Simmer the water for 1 minute, then turn off the heat. Let the tea bags steep for about 20 minutes. Take the tea bags out. Pour over lots of ice, add some freshly squeezed lemon, sweeten with your favorite sweetner (optional step, I like mine unsweetened), and enjoy!
Just so very easy!!! Now I need to find that passionfruit tea that Starbucks makes in bag form and make my own. I know summer is winding down, but I still love a big icy glass of iced tea during the day. With lots of ice. And a squeeze of lemon. Yum!!
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