There are just some flavors or smells that bring back those summer time memories in a person’s life. It could be the smell of charcoal heating up that brings back the time when Uncle Chuck almost burned down the house or the taste of corn on the cob that reminds you of family picnics. For me it’s the taste of a home brewed iced tea. Growing up in the 60’s and 70’s, the choices of a good iced tea was either brown colored sugar you added to water or the old standby “Lipton” Sun teabags
How to Make Iced Tea With Loose Leaf Tea
Tea is the second most consumed beverage in the world after water.
Its consumption equals all other manufactured drinks put together – including coffee, soft drinks and alcohol!
Brewing Iced Tea can be intimidating if you are not sure how to do it. However, it is actually quite easy, and you will be shocked at how much better iced tea from loose leaf tea is than store bought concentrate iced tea.
Why make your own iced tea?
- Taste – just like hot tea, iced tea from loose leaf tea just tastes fresher and better
- Variety – you can make iced tea out of just about ANY kind of tea – you are not constrained by just black tea or green tea. You can use herbal tea, rooibos tea, fruit teas, and flavored green and black teas too!
- Cost – it is cheaper to brew your own loose leaf tea than to buy it in a store or from Starbucks