Let's talk home-brewed Ice Tea!

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    We have decided to start making our own ice tea. Today I boiled water in a pan, threw in 5 tea bags, let it cool then chilled it in a jug.

    It turned out OK, but was wondering if any of y'all had other ways to make it.


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    Nobody has good homemade ice tea ideas? :(
     
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    I used to make it for my mother when caring for her. 2 cups of boiling water. 3 lipton tea bags in it, let steep about 5 min then lift out the tea baggers with a spoon wrapping their tails around them to wring out more tea. Mix with around 1 gal of cold water.
    Throw tea baggers in trash where they belong.

    She and my sister liked it. I hate the stuff, too bitter.
     
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    Don't make Sun Tea. It's been discredited as a method - bacteria!
     
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    I use the hottest water from my tap to melt the sugar faster...all in the pitcher. It's all very hot water, but not boiling. Then I add 7 lipton tea bags and let the tabs hang over the edge of the lip and screw the top back on where the pour spout is where it needs to be. Done.
    Then when it cools off, I put it in the fridge with bags still in it.
     
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    And sometimes I add 2 tsps of apple cider vinegar to my glass and a tsp of honey. Tastes like lemon is in the tea, but the ACV is better for you than the lemon. Cleans out your innards. :)
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KP0OaUOQGCg]YouTube - ‪Ice T - Colors‬‏[/ame]
     
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    I am sorry hon, but I had a traumatic incident with a tea bag when I was young...I despise tea with every fiber of my being.

    Tea, in all its forms and its very essence, I spurn like a mangy cur.........
     
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    Make a pot of tea by putting 4 family sized tea bags in the coffee maker. When the tea is done, dump it into a gallon pitcher, stir in sugar while hot and top off with water. Simple, but effective.
     
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    I use 1/2 gl of water, 1 cup of sugaror splenda, 6 bags of good old liption's tea. I bring it to a boil, let it sit for about 5 hours....pour that into a gallon picture and top it off with water. I keep a 1/2 gl of the "syrup" in the fridge for back up. On a good day we can drink 2 gallons of sweet tea :)
     

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