Hi I am new to this chat and so excited I found it. I lok forward to learning and sharing all we can about the wonders of tea. I need some help my hubby just got dx w/high cholesterol. I am a firm believer mine is so low because of my diet and my love of tea. He dosent like hot drinks so I would like to send iced tea with him to work. I know it is a little cheezy but I bought an iced tea maker. Does anyone have any experience or advice with these machines? I made my first batch and it came out ok but got really cloudy in the fridge. I used a lemon flavored black tea. Thanks for your advice and hope you all have a great day.
Thanks for your reply. I think I did put it in the fridge too early and this is why it clouded. I am embaressed to say it but it is a Mrcoffee iced tea maker that I have, is that sad or what. I am unfamiliar with the one you mentioned.
I used to use a Mr. Coffee ice tea maker all the time, although now I only use it with certain types of teas. If you are going to be using black tea with a bit of lemon and sugar than it will work fine for you. Just watch out adding leamon to the tea when you make it, especially if you are using artificial sweetener as I've had them somewhow react causing some white stuff to appear overnight that makes the whole thing taste awful and need to be thrown out. As to lighter teas such as Green, Oolong and White, if I make ice tea with them I simply brew them in my largest teapot and then let them cool to room temperature before pouring them into a pitcher and putting it into the refrigerator to cool overnight, as the Mr. Coffee maker will overbrew them till they are bitter.