Ice Tea Concentrate

5
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!

Rating:
★★★★★ 3 votes
Comments:
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)

How to Make Ice Tea Concentrate

Step-by-Step

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Printable Recipe Card

About Ice Tea Concentrate

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