DIY Iced Sweet Tea

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In preparation for last week’s exciting Family Fun Day in downtown Waxhaw, I made 9 gallons of iced sweet tea – fresh mint medley from my herb garden, and Organic Tropical Hibiscus blend. We sold this delicious stuff by the cup, while promoting our bagged tea blends, along with a DIY tutorial on fixing iced sweet tea.

Oh and by the way, Organic Mint Medley is now available with the other herbal tea blends in the shop!

Several have asked … so here it is! A simple DIY on making iced sweet tea.

Iced Sweet Tea

This recipe is forΒ a 1/2 gallon pitcher.

4 cups boiled water

1/4 cup herbal tea blend {Check out our delicious Organic Tropical Hibiscus and NEW! Mint Medley blends in the shop}

1/4 – 1/2 cup organic sugar, or other sweetener such as honey or agave (1/4 cup sugar makes a slightly sweetened tea whereas 1/2 is more southern sweet).

Ice

Cold water

Instructions:

1. Boil some water in a pot or electric tea kettle and pour about 4 cups into a glass measuring cup or glass bowl {the amount of boiled water does not really matter, you will add ice and cold water to make 1/2 gallon later. This is simply to steep the herbs in}.

2. Stir 1/4 cup herbal blend into the boiled water so that the herbs begin to soak. Place a plate or pot lid over the top and allow to steep for 15-20 minutes (the longer the better).

3. Stir the sugar or sweetener in until fully dissolved.

4. Pour the tea into 1/2 gallon pitcher, and add ice, cold water, or both to fill the pitcher the rest of the way.

5. Refrigerate several hours until thoroughly chilled. Store in the refrigerator.

And there you have it! Delicious iced sweet tea! β˜€οΈπŸ˜Žβ˜•οΈ

Just for the record, it tastes 10 times better (if that is possible πŸ˜„) while soaking up sunshine at the beach! πŸ˜‰

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