Ice Tea Concentrate

Colleen Sowa

By
@colleenlucky7

This is a recipe my Aunt Rosemarie gave to me when I was a teenager. I make this with all flavors of teas.

Just make it and keep it in the refrigerator to make pitchers or to make one glass at a time!


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Rating:
★★★★★ 3 votes
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Serves:
1 - 2 gallons of tea (or more depending on how strong you like it)
Prep:
5 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Microwave

Ingredients

TEA CONCENTRATE

18
tea bags (of choice)
2 qt
water

OPTIONAL INGREDIENTS

1 - 2 large
lemons (just the juice)
sugar or artificial sweetener (to taste)

Step-By-Step

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1Place water in microwave set to high. Set microwave for 6 to 10 minutes (depends on your microwave). Bring water to a full rolling boil. Remove from oven.

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2Remove tea bags from envelopes. Dip the tea bags into the hot water several times. Leave the tea bags sit in the hot water. Every few minutes re-dip the tea bags. You want to create a very strong tea concentration. Let cool. Remove tea bags.

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3OPTIONAL INGEDIENTS:

Squeeze the juice from two lemons and add to the concentrated tea.

Add sugar or artificial sweetner to tea mixture. Stir very well. Store in refrigerato with tight lid.

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4When you want a glass of tea or a pitcher of tea... place concentrate, water and ice into glass or pitcher in amount that appeals to your taste.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Non-Alcoholic Drinks
Main Ingredient: Coffee/Tea/Beverage
Regional Style: Southern
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy