Iced Teas

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  1. JM

    JM Puritan Board Professor

    It's getting hot up here...so I made up some Rooibos iceded tea with mint (no sugar).

    What are some of your favorite recipes?
     
  2. Idelette

    Idelette Puritan Board Graduate

    I LOVE mint iced tea during the summer! I use Bigelow Plantation Mint...it is the best mint tea that I've found....and I don't use sugar either! It is so refreshing on a hot summer day.....:cheers:
     
  3. Marrow Man

    Marrow Man Drunk with Powder

    I'm partial to Snapple's Raspberry Ice Tea. :)
     
  4. historyb

    historyb Puritan Board Junior

    I put four Lipton tea bags into a gallon of water and let the sun cook it, add some sugar (or equal) and it is the best
     
  5. OPC'n

    OPC'n Puritan Board Doctor

    Just plain old tea with lots of sugar. Bring to a boil 5 tea bags let it sit for awhile then add it to a 1/2 gallon of water and 1 cup of sugar. Really, I don't drink it but my southern family loves it!
     
  6. Backwoods Presbyterian

    Backwoods Presbyterian Puritan Board Doctor

    Made from the best stuff on Earth...
     
  7. Marrow Man

    Marrow Man Drunk with Powder

    Somebody taught you well...

    My mom used to make it (still does I guess) with sugar and saccharine. Boy, is that stuff sweet!
     
  8. OPC'n

    OPC'n Puritan Board Doctor

    :lol: Yeah, my mom has calm down with her sugar too! Use to knock the socks off the northerners! :lol:
     
  9. puritanpilgrim

    puritanpilgrim Puritan Board Junior

    I thought this thread might be about a rapper.
     
  10. Backwoods Presbyterian

    Backwoods Presbyterian Puritan Board Doctor

    That would be labeled Ice-T
     
  11. LawrenceU

    LawrenceU Puritan Board Doctor

    Water, tea, sugar. Pour over ice. If you use mint crush fresh leaf drop it in the glass prior to the ice.
     
  12. jwithnell

    jwithnell Moderator Staff Member

    I discovered passion fruit ice tea a few summers ago and like its natural sweetness. Then I went back down to Georgia this spring and totally reverted to sweet tea: 4 Lucerne ice tea bags, 1 cup+ sugar, 1 gallon water. Don't bother to remove the tea bags -- just stick the whole pitcher in the fridge after it cools.
     
  13. Marrow Man

    Marrow Man Drunk with Powder

    In Georgia, you need a cup of sugar per half gallon of ice tea. ;)
     
  14. jwithnell

    jwithnell Moderator Staff Member

    Um, that's what the plus was for. ;)
     
  15. Jimmy the Greek

    Jimmy the Greek Puritan Board Senior

    One of my favorites is Long Island Iced Tea. :smug:
     
  16. John Lanier

    John Lanier Puritan Board Junior

    Personally, to a Southerner like me (born and raised in Alabama), tea without sugar is nothing more than dirty water. I don't see how you guys drink it without sugar. :think: Oh well, everybody has their own tastes. I am glad you enjoy it.
     
  17. kvanlaan

    kvanlaan Puritan Board Doctor

    Spent four years in Oklahoma. "Tea" is always iced. You need to ask for "hot tea" to get it English style.

    Rooibos; very nice.
     
  18. Marrow Man

    Marrow Man Drunk with Powder

    Please not this is coming from a Baptist. :cool:

    J/K, my friend. It reminds me of the time I went to an Applebee's with my mom and aunt. We sat down and my aunt saw that they had a special of LIIT. Being from the south, she of course wanted an iced tea with her meal. I had to explain to her that this wasn't the standard iced tea.
     
  19. Joseph Scibbe

    Joseph Scibbe Puritan Board Junior

    Vanilla Iced Tea.

    I take some Lipton powdered tea and put a bit f vanilla ice cream in it to allow it to melt over night. Very good.
     
  20. Knoxienne

    Knoxienne Puritan Board Graduate

    I love Arizona Green Tea that comes in the big jug or the cans. Delicious!

    I don't know if Stash is still out there, but they have a Moroccan Mint tea that's to die for and is great for iced tea.

    I also like Crystal Lite's Peach Ice Tea and Green Tea with Raspberry. Their regular iced tea is great too.

    And I love Snapple. Haven't had it in awhile, but it's great.
     
  21. LawrenceU

    LawrenceU Puritan Board Doctor

    Luizianne or Tetley for me, thank you. I'm a simple man.
     
  22. MarieP

    MarieP Puritan Board Senior

    :agree:

    I am really enjoying the peach iced tea from Heine brothers, a local coffee shop. Rooibos is great as well! And orange spice!


    I don't recommend the fruit teas from Arby's (even though blackberry tea just sounds like it should be sooo good). It costs $2 for a medium sized cup that's half-full of ice!
     
  23. he beholds

    he beholds Puritan Board Doctor

    My friend learned a sweet tea recipe from when she lived in Georgia, it calls for baking soda. Marrow Man, is that standard Georgian fare?
     
  24. historyb

    historyb Puritan Board Junior

    I have one more tea I like and that is the little packets mixed with/in water bottles. Not as good as homemade, but it does good in a pinch :)
     
  25. jwithnell

    jwithnell Moderator Staff Member

    Baking soda? That's for buttermilk biscuits, honey.
    Opps, you weren't talking to me, but I did do most of my growing up in the peach state.
     
  26. JM

    JM Puritan Board Professor

    I've seen "a pinch of baking soda" listed in a iced tea recipes.
     
  27. Edward

    Edward Puritan Board Doctor

    Was someone playing a joke on her?

    Water, sugar, tea.
     
  28. CatherineL

    CatherineL Puritan Board Freshman

    Baking soda?!? Seriously? Hrm. I grew up in GA and never heard of that. But you never know with those little southern ladies. They're crazy when it comes that stuff.

    I run into a lot of people up north (well, where I live in MD which I would consider "north") who don't like iced tea because they find it bitter, even sweet tea. This is caused from tea that didn't get iced down quick enough. My recipe:

    Boil 2 quarts of water in a saucepan. Steep 3 "family" sized tea bags (Luzianne is my favorite) for 3 minutes. To a one gallon pitcher (that has a closeable top - tea left in an open container gets funky quick) add anywhere from 1/4 cup (for slightly sweet tea) up 2 cups (for my mom's "ouch-now-my-teeth-hurt" tea). Pour the steeped tea over the sugar, mix. Add ice until you've filled up the container. This ices it down really quick so you have a crisp, fresh taste. Add a bit of water if you don't have enough ice. Throw in some lemon juice or mint if you're so inclined. Store it closed in the fridge. Enjoy!
     
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