I have a super easy way to make Iced Tea that does not include boiling water or sitting it in the sun all day, and uses a mason jar — which we all know I love!
Just take a jar, put in 4 tea bags, fill it to the top, screw on the lid and put it in the refrigerator overnight. In the morning, take the bags out and give them a little squeeze over the jar. Voila’…you now have iced tea concentrate!
When you want a glass of tea, pour about 1 part concentrate to 3 parts water into a glass of ice and stir. I adjust the amount of concentrate depending on how weak or strong that particular brand of tea is.
Here is the blog that I got the idea from, there are a bunch of comments regarding specific measurements if you are someone who likes more details.
*the picture above was taken before the jar sat overnight. The concentrate gets much more, well, concentrated:)
I plan on adding some fresh mint leaves or lemon balm from my garden for even more flavor. Herbs are incredibly good for you so this is a great way to take advantage of their health benefits.
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DaveJuly 12, 2014 at 1:28 pm
Have you considered only using 2 bags and 2 tea spoons of honey over night? I found it to be just like having a one liter of pop just grab and run, except healthier. just a suggestion for those who have the “i don’t have time to do that” issues.
AmyNewNostalgiaJuly 14, 2014 at 10:04 am
Love your suggestion and will try it! Love the grab and go idea. I need to find a jar that will fit in my car drink holder but that will hold a liter. 🙂
JenniferJuly 18, 2013 at 2:29 pm
Great to know! I’ve been making something very similar but using almost boiling water. I’m all for one less step! I also add fresh mint leaves, so refreshing!