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Iced Tea: Four Methods
How to make the simplest iced tea
Make your tea as you would if you were making hot tea, expect make it a smidgen stronger.
Follow all your normal steeping directions: i.e. Steeping time, water temperature, and amount of tea (except remembering to make it a smidgen stronger).
Put it in the fridge. And let it chill. Then serve it over ice.
You have made it a smidgen stronger so that will account for iced cubes melting and the diluting the tea.
How much easier could it be?
How to make great instant iced tea
Follow the instructions for brewing regular hot tea on the label of the package, except increase the amount of tea by 50%. When the tea has brewed the suggested amount of time, strain it, and pour directly into a container (plastic or glass) filled with ice. As the ice melts, add either more tea or ice to suit your taste.
How to make iced tea concentrates
Take 1 ¼ cup (dry measure) of tea. This is a general guideline, adjust to suit your taste and your tea. Brew with 8 cups water. Follow regular hot tea instructions for correct brewing temperature and time.Strain into another container. Keep refrigerated. Dilute at a 1-part concentrate to 2 parts water ratio. Serve over ice.
How to make cold brew iced tea
Place 8-10 rounded tsp. of tea (1 ounce) in a gallon jug, either loose or in an # 4 T-Sac. Fill the jug with cold water. Let steep overnight (at least 8 hours). Strain or just remove the T-Sac. Serve over ice. This method requires much less tea, but black teas may turn out lighter. Makes a very smooth tea.