Plantation Mint Ice Tea.
|Categories:||Drinks, Non-Alcoholic Drinks, Other Drinks, Quick & Easy|
|Keywords:||drinks, tea, Ice, beverage, Non-alcolic, Refrehoing|
|Serves:||Depends on the family|
|8||bigelow plantation mint tea bags|
|2||round fluted coffee filter|
|1/2 c||granulated sugar|
|1/2||7 lb bag of ice|
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DirectionsUse "Mr Coffee Iced tea Maker". Other cheaper brand ofice tea maker don't work. You get what you pay for. Its worth it! Read instructions thoroughly to use machine properly. I got my maker at Walmart for $15. It's been working well for 5 years!Take pitcher and use markings to indicate how much water is needed. Make the 3 qt...the 2 qt goes to fast & the tea stays good for a week [mine never makes it that long]. Pour water into space at top of iced tea maker.Take bag of ice and throw on the ground HARD until it breaks up the ice that may have melted & formed lumps rather than cubes. Fill pitcher to designated 3 QT marker.Put 2 round, fluted coffee filters in the brewing cup. 2 filters help to keep the iced tea & sugar longer in the brewing cup for stonger tea.Take 8 tea bags in place in brewing cup making sure they cover as much bottom area as possible.Fill the rest of the brewing cup with sugar. I may take a few tries to find your family's sweetness prefernce. The sugar also brings out the natural sweetness in the mint flavor of the tea bags.Put filled brewing cup in proper place of ice tea maker. Place water dispenser directly over brewing cup.Set Brew strenth all the way to the right for strong tea.Push "start" button. It will light up to indicate you pressed it hard enough.When "start" button goes off, your tea is ready. You will notice the final sound of gurgling steaming water & ice crackling. You'll also enjoy the fragrance of the mint or lemon while its brewing.Immedately enjoy your icy cold beverage. If you need larger quantites, get regular picthers to store pre-made batches in, so you can use the maker's pitcher to make more.Note: Iced tea used to make my stomach feel acidy. Especially Sun Tea, for those of us old enoughto remember this phenomenon. I don't know why, but this iced tea never gives me acid stomach.Feedback appreciated!