I have people ask me all the time how I make my tea. The funniest part of this is that I don’t drink tea, so I have no base line for a taste test. Regardless, it seems to be a hit, and I’m happy to share.
Before anything else, I fill my kettle and set on the stove to boil.
I scoop three scoops (a little less than 3/4 cup) of sugar into the bottom of the pitcher.
Then I throw tea bags on top of the sugar. I use black tea, and I prefer the tagless tea bags.
When I buy the regular sized ones, they come with two “stuck” together; the family sized bags are one bag with the same amount of tea. I use five family sized bags or ten regular sized bags per pitcher (five sets of the ones pictured).
Once the water is boiling, I pour it into the pitcher and stir to dissolve the sugar.
I let it steep until it is almost back to room temperature. Then I use a slotted wooden spoon to squeeze excess liquid out of the tea bags before throwing them away. I stir again and fill the pitcher the rest of the way with water. Super simple, and from what I’m told, good.
- Fill kettle and boil water on stove top
- Pour just shy of 3/4 cup sugar into pitcher
- Add 10 small or 5 large tea bags to pitcher
- Pour boiling water into pitcher
- Allow to steep until almost cool
- Add water to pitcher to fill
- Refrigerate and enjoy!