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Variations on Water: Make-At-Home Iced Tea

Hey, guys, thanks for inviting me to this blog!

Maybe you are already doing this all the time, but if you’re not, you should be. Your life will be better.

Make-At-Home Iced Tea:


tea, water, lemon, sugar, ice

1. Get the biggest pot you have, fill it with water, and bring the water to a boil.

2. Turn off the heat, add two to three tea bags to the water. (This is otherwise known as “making tea.”) I use orange pekoe. When the tea is as dark/strong as you like, remove the tea bags.

3. Add about a quarter cup of sugar, or more to taste. It’s important that you add the sugar while the water is hot. Add two slices of lemon, or more to taste. This you can wait to do later if you don’t like the lemon taste to be too strong. Stir until sugar is dissolved.

4. Cool down the tea! You can either let it sit until it’s cool enough to put in a pitcher in the fridge, or you can ladle it over a glass full of ice.

5. Enjoy!

I know this is a really simple recipe, but it’s seriously SO much better than iced tea from powder or iced tea from Starbucks, and it costs almost nothing. You can also add fresh mint to the tea instead of lemon, or you can use different kinds of tea and experiment with whatever you want to add to it.


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