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Proper Iced Tea

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Proper Iced Tea


Servings: Makes a half-gallon (around 2 Liters) of liquid refreshment.

Prep Time: 1 minute

Cook Time: 10 minutes


Special Equipment

  • French press The big 1 Liter model.
  • half-gallon pitcher Must be stainless-steel or durable plastic.
  • instant-read thermometer For testing water temperature.
  • The Consumables

  • 3 Tbsps loose black tea heaping (.75oz by weight for the persnickety.)
  • 32 fluid oz very hot water (Between 180F-200F)
  • 32 fluid oz very cold water (That's still a quart, people)

  • Instructions:

    Using a microwave, electric kettle or whatever, heat your water to the desired temperature. Add loose tea to the French press, pour hot water over the leaves, replace the lid of the press (taking care not to yet mash the plunger) and allow to steep for 5 minutes. Press the steeped tea according to your press manufacturer's directions and pour the hot tea into your thermally-resilient pitcher; then add the remaining cold water.

    To serve, pour over ice and garnish and/or flavor as you see fit.

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