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plantation mint ice tea.

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Bobbi Gulla
Philadelphia, PA

I've used a Mr Coffee Iced Tea Maker. The major benefit is that when your ice tea pitcher is empty, you can have a deliciously fresh batch in 10 minutes. I know some of you have access to fresh mint but this is stronger & tastier. The Ice Tea maker can be found at Walmart for approx $15. They last years. It's simple to use & the result is worth it. I use Bigelow brand teas, I prefer the Plantation Mint [spearment-like] & Lemon Lift. Try it, Mikey!

★★★★★ 1
serves Depends on the family
prep time 10 Min
cook time 10 Min

Ingredients For plantation mint ice tea.

  • 8
    bigelow plantation mint tea bags
  • 2
    round fluted coffee filter
  • 1/2 c
    granulated sugar
  • ?
  • 1/2
    7 lb bag of ice

How To Make plantation mint ice tea.

  • 1
    Use "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!
  • 2
    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.
  • 3
    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.
  • 4
    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.
  • 5
    Take 8 tea bags in place in brewing cup making sure they cover as much bottom area as possible.
  • 6
    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.
  • 7
    Put filled brewing cup in proper place of ice tea maker. Place water dispenser directly over brewing cup.
  • 8
    Set Brew strenth all the way to the right for strong tea.
  • 9
    Push "start" button. It will light up to indicate you pressed it hard enough.
  • 10
    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.
  • 11
    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.
  • 12
    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.
  • 13
    Feedback appreciated!