Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Iced Tea


Making iced tea in my Teavana tea maker.  I even found on the second round I could put it in my big tervus tumbler and it makes a perfect cup tea in there too. I just add ice.
 
For the first cup, I put the tea in the hot water in the pitcher, and then let it steep for whatever the tea container recommends.  Each tea is different, so be sure to check the time and water temp.  You can over or under steep your tea and it completely changes the flavor.  Also, you can make the water too hot and it can burn the tea leaves if it is a white, green, or yellow tea for example.  I then put the pitcher in the frig for later, I don't bother adding ice, I let it cool naturally in the frig.
 
The second cup I put boiler water in the tumbler, since it is a herbal tea.  Then I steep the tea right in the cup- it's nice that the tea container can be moved from pitcher to tumbler.  If I wanted it sweetened, then I would add sugar while it was hot- before I add the ice to it.