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Old 04-19-2012, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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Recently I started making my own Iced Tea.It's much better than the store bought stuff. I just brew 4 black tea bags, make a simple syrup with 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water, 1 tsp lemon zest and juice of 3 lemons. I also made some on Easter sunday in which I infused some fresh ginger in it. I made some today.It's also cheaper to make your own. Next time I make it I am going to buy raspberry flavored tea bags.Growing up my mom always bought the powdered mix like lipton or 4C then she swithed to Crystal light and as a kid we loved it. I had it recently and was like Bleh! My husband likes it so I buy the lemonade on occasion. I love snapple raspberry flavor if I am going to buy the commercial stuff and there used to be a rib joint in Laurel Delaware called the pit closed down. They made their own raspberry Iced Tea which was soooo good.
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Old 04-19-2012, 02:40 PM
 
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Clover Farms "Icy Tea" is the best I've ever tasted - but you can't get it in Western Pennsylvania/Eastern Ohio.
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Old 04-19-2012, 02:47 PM
 
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Luzianne decaf with a single bag of rasberry spiced tea thrown in to brew with it. Sweet tea or only semi sweet, depending on my mood when I brew it. This year I have a stevia plant in my herb garden so I'm excited to see how that a leaf or two works in my tea during brewing.
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Old 04-19-2012, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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Luzianne decaf for iced tea. Sometimes I add their decaf green tea, also. Four family-sized bags that make about a gallon of iced tea.
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Old 04-19-2012, 03:21 PM
 
Location: North Central Illinois
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I like sweet tea, raspberry tea and green tea.
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Old 04-19-2012, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Inman Park (Atlanta, GA)
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I make my own iced tea too. 3 large bags of decaffeinated Lipton tea brewed over a whole sliced orange with some simple syrup to taste. I don't like it too sweet despite living in the South
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Old 04-19-2012, 03:56 PM
 
Location: La lune et les étoiles
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I prefer to make mine with 3 bags of Earl Grey tea or green tea and raw sugar. Yum
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Old 04-19-2012, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Almost Paradise
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Luzianne-4 family sized bags for a gallon of tea. And even though I was born and raised in the south I NEVER sweeten my tea!
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Covington County, Alabama
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Depends on the water. In Michigan we used Tetly. In FL Luzianne or Lipton. Lipton made awful tea in MI and Tetly awful in FL. And I think we uses Salada in MI too.
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:47 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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I've used Lipton mostly over the years. But, I like Tetley, Luzianne also. However in recent years I've quit brewing tea since Lipton came out with cold brew. Only problem it's too weak so I've been using our store brand Cold Brew for last few years. It's much stronger and tastes great.

I love lemons but don't really care for them in my tea. I don't like other flavorings in my tea either. Sweet tea is only kind worth drinking IMO. Can't see drinking stained, flavorless water. I use 3 Family bags to a gallon and a heaping cup of sugar. Good and strong.

We have some V-8 V Fusion Rasberry green tea and Pomegranite green tea. Gkid or wife will drink those.
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