How to save money by making ice tea rather than buying bottled tea.
In the summer, a glass of freshly brewed iced tea can quench and cool anyone in no time.
Making tea from scratch costs just pennies.
Here are tips for making two quarts of tea from “Iced Tea” by Fred Thompson (Harvard Common Press):
Step 1: In a glass measuring cup or ceramic teapot large enough to accommodate 2 cups boiling water, place 6 regular-size tea bags and 1/8 teaspoon baking soda. (The baking soda will soften the natural tannins that cause an acid or bitter taste.) Pour 2 cups boiling water over the tea bags. Cover and let steep 15 minutes.
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Step 2: Remove the tea bags, being careful not to squeeze them (squeezing the bags will add bitterness).
Step 3: Pour concentrate into a two-quart pitcher and add 6 cups cold water. Sweeten, if desired.
Step 4: Let cool, then chill and serve over ice.