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Best ice tea recipe........

Post by 23Preacher » Mon Mar 02, 2015 11:53 am

Which one of you has the BEST ice tea recipe,and please share.

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Re: Best ice tea recipe........

Post by Doyle » Mon Mar 02, 2015 12:14 pm

Who uses a recipe? You simply boil 1 or 2 qts of water and drop in 1 or 2 family sized tea bags (1 bag per qt). Let it sit for a few hours, then add sugar to taste.

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Post by captain steinbrenner » Mon Mar 02, 2015 12:39 pm

Never been a fan of ice tea, I like lemonade better.
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Post by 305tillimoved » Mon Mar 02, 2015 1:27 pm

Doyle wrote:Who uses a recipe? You simply boil 1 or 2 qts of water and drop in 1 or 2 family sized tea bags (1 bag per qt). Let it sit for a few hours, then add sugar to taste.
You forgot the rum.
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Post by P5 guy » Mon Mar 02, 2015 4:05 pm

Ice pick, one shot of vodka in a glass of iced tea. [smilie=pdt_xtremez_30.gif]

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Post by Synaptic Misfire » Mon Mar 02, 2015 5:02 pm

My family is from a little further south than here, as in North Carolina and Tennessee [smilie=011.gif]

Here is the way my father taught me to make it. 8 Individual tea bags placed in two quarts of cold water and brought to a boil. As soon as the boil begins count to 30 and remove from heat, squeeze the bags. Place in one gallon container, add one-ish cups of sugar (splenda works too but not the other stuff) and cold water to complete the gallon.

As far a bags go he was a Lipton man, I myself was on the Luzianne side of things until I visited Charleston, SC awhile back. Located there is the last functioning tea plantation in the United States and they grow from heirloom plants. Several establishments in Charleston brew with their tea (see Dixie Supply Bakery) and I was hooked immediately. You can buy it under the name American Classic Tea on Amazon, ain't cheap but it is good.

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Re: Best ice tea recipe........

Post by Big_Mike » Mon Mar 02, 2015 5:15 pm

8 tea bags in 2 quarts of water, bring to boil, remove from heat once it boils or it'll get bitter.

1 cup of sugar mixed in to 2 quarts of warm water, pour in tea, mix.

Serve warm over tall glass of ice
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Re: Best ice tea recipe........

Post by Doyle » Mon Mar 02, 2015 6:47 pm

You guys that mix water in with the tea must like it watered down. To me, if you can see well through a clear glass of tea then it's too weak. As to using the individual tea bags - that works but you can save by using the big family sized bags. Much cheaper. My family averages about a qt a day.
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Post by Rentprop1 » Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:27 pm

Iced Tea Maker at Wal-mart $ 15, 3 family sized tea bags , 1 cup of sugar....ready in 10 min....priceless :ber
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Post by mohshard » Tue Mar 03, 2015 10:18 pm

Big glass jug with lid. Tea bags of your choice, (green or black), fill with water, put it in the sun. Let it steep in the sun, the not boiling gives it a smoother flavor. Add sweetener if you wish.

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Post by Vinnie357 » Thu Mar 05, 2015 10:55 pm

1 part vodka
1 part gin
1 part white rum
1 part white tequila
1/2 part triple sec
1/2 part sour mix
1 splash Coke
Lemon wedges for garnish

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Re: Best ice tea recipe........

Post by Big_Mike » Fri Mar 06, 2015 9:42 am

IF were going that roue Vinnie, you should try this stuff. I tried it for the first time in Gatlinburg, TN and the Ole Smokey store, It's really good!!!!

https://olesmoky.com/products/sweet-tea
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Post by Vinnie357 » Sun Mar 08, 2015 12:13 am

Big_Mike wrote:IF were going that roue Vinnie, you should try this stuff. I tried it for the first time in Gatlinburg, TN and the Ole Smokey store, It's really good!!!!

https://olesmoky.com/products/sweet-tea
Looks tasty! Actually I was recently sipping on some "Carolina cool aide" a friend brought to me. I like how you think. [smilie=033.gif]

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Re: Best ice tea recipe........

Post by Hippie » Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:16 pm

Publix unsweetened, dump in some Buttershots and a splash of Flor de Cana

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Re: Best ice tea recipe........

Post by Vinnie357 » Sun Mar 22, 2015 12:44 am

Flor de Cana looks tasty. Still need the rest to bring it up to speed. The L.I. Ice tea needs multiple shots to make it work! Full auto etc. [smilie=011.gif]

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Post by TC6969 » Wed Apr 08, 2015 7:36 pm

Doyle wrote:Who uses a recipe? You simply boil 1 or 2 qts of water and drop in 1 or 2 family sized tea bags (1 bag per qt). Let it sit for a few hours, then add sugar to taste.
A few HOURS?

You must like bitter tea with brown sludge in the bottom of the pitcher.

After 10 minutes, you've gotten your moneys worth out of those tea bags.
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Re: Best ice tea recipe........

Post by Doyle » Fri Apr 10, 2015 1:25 pm

Yea, I usually let it sit for longer than necessary. If you can see through a glass of tea then it isn't real tea - just "colored water".

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Re: Best ice tea recipe........

Post by cubanstang50 » Fri Apr 17, 2015 9:32 pm

captain steinbrenner wrote:Never been a fan of ice tea, I like lemonade better.


There is always one!! :ham'r [smilie=011.gif]

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Re: Best ice tea recipe........

Post by Nicolas » Sat Apr 25, 2015 2:45 pm

I suggest boiling water and a splash of milk [smilie=pdt_xtremez_13.gif]

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