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Finally starting to get my computer back online. I swear they make it harder every system to format and reload Windows. Anyways, I am really excited cause I get the new tea that I ordered from Teavana in tomorrow. Plus the parts that the electronics shop ordered for me should also be in as well; which means I can finally start to use the nice Kenwood record player that I found on the side of the street. Now to decide what record to crissin it with. Hmmm… “The Who” maybe?
Ok, I might be jumping the gun, but I think that Luzianne tea makes the best sun tea EVER!!! First, the liquor color that these giant tea bags make is extremely dark red. It reminds me of the brackish water that you see inland where all the Cyprus trees are. When you swish it around it turns into a rainbow of reds, oranges and yellows. While the taste is not super exquisite and doesn’t have a lot of flavor notes, the one classic malty note that it does have is lovable. There is absolutely no bitter after taste and is great plain or with a lemon in it. I am definitively keeping this in the pantry for sun-tea.
Temp: Hot summer days
Time: 2 1/2 hours
Liquor: I will up load later…
Overall, I would recommend this to a friend to make sun or ice tea with.
This is the tea that my family uses for iced tea. I have been drinking it hot with milk throughout the night because all of my tea is packed up. It doesn’t really have that much flavor, but it still tastes good. It wouldn’t be my first choice unless there wasn’t really anything else I wanted to drink.
trying to make a margariTEA, based on a friend’s description. I thought she said that she mixed equal parts frozen margarita mix and tea, but that tasted a bit too much like straight up margarita mix still, so I upped it to 2 parts tea. It may be because the tea I am using is light in body/flavor – an iced green tea, sweetened with agave & sugar. Not sure if I was supposed to use sweetened, but that’s what I have on hand and felt like using. I can still taste the puckery lime so I think it’s ok. Will let it chill and mingle in the fridge for a bit and come back to it later. It’s going to be a hot day, so hopefully this will be nice to cool off with.
So I tend to make 3-liter pitchers of iced tea fairly regularly, and this has become my base tea of choice. Recently, I added a couple of Stash Triple Ginseng herbal bags into the mix while it was steeping (brewed at near-boiling). They gave the blend a very bright and floral quality that was more than pleasant. Recommended.
This is the go to tea to make southern sweet tea. Don’t you dare use Liptons! My mom and I would make a gallon on a hot day in the summer, and it would gone before night. I prefer brewing the tea longer, my mom sticks to 5 minutes.
Want a non-cloudy iced tea for storing? Keep it out to cool before sticking in the fridge, it’ll be crystal clear!
Also, per 3 family size tea bags, we add a leveled 1/4 tsp baking soda, too. It makes it alkaline.
My Hubby makes great sweet tea with this. We always have a pitcher on hand. Sweetened with a mix of white sugar and agave – it’s not as super-sweet as some would make it. This tea is very forgiving and hard to oversteep. Doesn’t get as bitter as other supermarket brands.
Neat little local place called Woody’s is a combination of working gas station and mini-mart with some of the best smokehouse barbecue in town. (“I’ll have $20 worth of unleaded and your two-meat combo!”) Went for lunch and had iced Luzianne out of the big brew vat. There’s just something about on-tap teas that taste stale and acidic, even for a brand that’s generally pretty reputable. But it was cold and I was hot. Makes me appreciate good, freshly steeped tea on ice.