techman wrote:I love iced tea and often use loose darjelling 2nd flush from Stash Tea.
Since I go through about 2 gallons a week and have limited time, I like to make it on the weekend and have enough for the week in my fridge.
Right now the process is time consuming and Im looking for more efficient methods of making a large quantity of iced tea.
I filter my water in a brita pitcher and pour it in batches into a lage pot.
I then boil the water in a large pot on the stove.
Then i add a large tea ball with measured amount of tea leaves
I remove the ball, add a lid to the pot and let it cool for 5 hours or so.
Then i pour the tea into several pitchers (its hard not to spill since the pot I use doesnt have a spout).
hop_goblin wrote:I make a gallon every other day. I use a gallon milk jug and add loose leaf. let it sit overnight. In the Morn, strain it into a sun tea jar and put in fridge and voila
Alright, I'll be the heretic.
Two family-sized Luzianne teabags. Glass pitcher (pre-warmed is helpful). A quart of boiling water. Let steep until so black you can't see through it. Dilute with cold water--we use the spray hose on the sink and our well-water, aerates the brew nicely, which is important. Pour over ice. Add sugar or lemon or mint. Enjoy.
Everyone around here will drink gallons of iced tea in the summer. I've never tried to make it from my expensive full-leaf loose teas--there's no way I could afford to do so, with the amount of tea we drink!
I make a gallon every other day. I use a gallon milk jug and add loose leaf. let it sit overnight. In the Morn, strain it into a sun tea jar and put in fridge and voila