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Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Prince William County
Re: Iced Tea Enthusiasts?
Best iced tea (warning, unsweetened - I'm borderline diabetic so "sweet tea" is out of the question):
Fill up a 6 quart pot with water to a couple inches from the top and boil.
Take off heat and put in 11 regular Red Rose tea bags (don't use Lipton, in fact, take your Lipton outside and burn it)
Leave them in for 3 minutes, then squeeze out and remove (I use a slotted spoon and a regular spoon for this)
Meanwhile, prepare 1 large cup of Persian tea, and add that in. If you don't have Persian tea, substitute Earl Gray, any brand besides Lipton.
Add ice until the water level is just below the top of the pot, and let it cool off.
Once it's close to room temperature, add a quarter cup of lemon juice (don't add LJ when the tea is hot; I don't know why but this messes up the color and weakens the flavor).
Decant into pitchers or other containers you can put in the fridge - I use empty liter water bottles.
Refrigerate and enjoy! I go thru about a batch a week of this stuff (not a coffee drinker).