Iced Tea with Tea Bags
Making iced tea with tea bags is a simple, yet satisfying way to refresh on a hot day. Here are the few steps that one needs to follow in order to make iced tea with tea bags:
Step 1: Boil Water
Bring water to a boil in a suitable pot over the stove or in an electric kettle.
Step 2: Place Tea Bags
Place the desired number of tea bags in a container that is suitable for iced tea, such as a pitcher or jar.
Step 3: Pour Boiling Water Over Tea Bags
Pour the boiled water over the tea bags and ensure they are completely covered.
Step 4: Allow Tea to Steep
Allow the tea bags to steep in the boiling water for a few minutes. The time required for the iced tea to steep will depend on the number of tea bags used and desired degree of strength.
Step 5: Add Sweetener and Flavoring
Add desired sweetener and any other desired flavorings (e.g., lemon slices, mint leaves, milk, etc) to the tea while it is still hot.
Step 6: Refrigerate
Refrigerate the tea mixture until it has cooled completely and is ready to serve.
Step 7: Serve
Serve the cooled iced tea with desired garnishes such as ice cubes, fresh herbs, or a citrus wheel. Enjoy!
Tips for Making the Perfect Iced Tea:
- Use filtered or bottled water for the best flavor.
- Invest in a good quality tea for optimal flavor.
- If you are using artificial sweeteners, add them to the hot tea mixture rather than pouring them over the pre-made iced tea for a smoother flavor.
- Add the desired sweetener after the tea has been cooled in order to reduce the bitterness of the tea.