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Old 04-13-2007, 10:32 PM
 
Location: converse
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I personally don't care for Luzianne. I use Tetely's Iced Tea blend and won't use any other.


Ok this is how I make tea.

Get your saucepan and fill it a little past the half way point. Get three family size Tetley tea bags (probably about 6-7 regular sized ones) and add it to water. Keep a close eye on it and right before it starts a boil (let it start to boil but not a rapid boil) turn off heat (make sure the tea has a nice dark look to it.)

You will need two gallon tea pitchers. Fill one of them with 2 to 2 1/2 cups of sugar (remember this is making two gallons of tea) and add the tea minus the tea bags to the sugar mixture. Stir until sugar is melted. Add enough ice to it to make it well chilled and ice is melted (or mostly melted.) Split evenly between the two tea pitchers and add water to both til it's near the top. Stir until blended. Refrigerate (it gets better the longer it in the fridge and the colder it gets...it taste pretty good right after it's finished too.) Enjoy!!!!


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Alot of people mentioned Luzianne tea. What makes this tea special? What if you can't get this brand - can you substitute another brand? Which one? Thanx!
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Old 04-24-2007, 10:15 PM
 
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Lightbulb You missed the important item?

Everyone has their favorite teas and thatís ok because everyone has a different taste for whatís best. The one thing that you miss when youíre telling about how to make it etc. is you forget about the ďwaterĒ. Some areas of the country just donít have good tap water, and you may have to use bottled water from the store if the water is bad in your city. On the other hand there are some areas of the country that have excellent flavored city water.

Start with good water and youíll have good tea. Simple!
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Old 04-25-2007, 01:41 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
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It is 4 in the morning when im reading this lol I think im getting the caffine in my system just from these recipes lol. I need to go make some tea then I definitely will not sleep . Great Post everyone esp the good southern tea ones.
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Old 04-25-2007, 06:13 AM
 
Location: STL
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WalMart carries a Iced Tea Maker for like 20.00
It's great, makes 3 quarts and it is so easy to use. Best investment I have made (ok, well maybe not the BEST.. but its nice)
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Old 04-25-2007, 10:00 AM
 
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I donít and wonít shop at WalMart ~ what is the brand name of the Iced Tea Maker?
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Old 04-25-2007, 10:10 AM
 
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I donít and wonít shop at WalMart ~ what is the brand name of the Iced Tea Maker?
Mr Coffee

They sell it at Lowe's too.. but its more expensive.
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Old 04-27-2007, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Tampa baby!!
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Luzianne is best for ice tea in my opinion. It's made for ice tea brewing.

How many tea bags and steeping for how long depends on your taste.

Sweet tea is something to get used to. Personally I think southern sweet tea has about twice as much sugar as anyone should be having all at once but thats just me.

I agree it's best to put the sugar in while it's warm and then chill it till ice cold that way it doesn't get watery when you put the ice in.

I have an ice tea pot and it basicly incorporates the above. You can set it to brew a certain strength and you put the sugar in with the bags so it dissolves while it's steeping.
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Old 04-27-2007, 09:35 PM
 
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I donít and wonít shop at WalMart ~ what is the brand name of the Iced Tea Maker?
Me, either! And you can pick up one (or seven) of those Iced Tea Makers at the local thrift store. Why is there a supurfluence of this item at the Goodwill & Habitat?
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Old 04-30-2007, 01:44 AM
 
Location: Alabama!
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Does anybody use a combination of saccharine and sugar to sweeten their ice tea? My mom started doing this to cut back on calories. All saccharine - yeck - but both seemed to work well. We would drink iced tea once or twice a week...I know folks who drink ONLY tea ALL the time...too much!
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Old 05-05-2007, 08:05 PM
 
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Why is there a supurfluence of this item at the Goodwill & Habitat?
To most Southerner's using those are a sacrilege!!!! LOL. Using boiling water and pouring it yourself adds to the flavor Liz
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