I’ve always been a huge fan of iced tea. So refreshing with just a hint of caffeine, there is nothing quite like a tall glass of freshly brewed, unsweetened (yes, I just went there) iced tea.
Brewing it at home has always seemed kind of stressful and intimidating, until I tried these instructions. No sun or boiling water required, and this method works instantly (without having to use the kinda-gross-gritty-instant variety.
- Put in 2 teaspoons of loose tea or 2 tea bags for every cup (8 oz) of tea.
- Fill your pitcher or glass halfway with hot water.
- Let the tea steep for 3 to 5 minutes, depending on personal preference.
- Fill the pitcher or glass up the rest of the way with cold water, then take out the tea leaves or bags.
- Pour your tea over ice and serve.
I’ve been known to get real
wild and mix it up with flavored teas. I recently tried Stash Tea
Superfruits Tea sampler, and I’d recommend it! While some of the flavors were a little much (here’s lookin’ at you, blueberry), I thought they were super refreshing + a good non-soda, non-alcoholic, no-calorie option for a tasty summer drink! $3.50 for 18 bags of tea definitely beats shelling out the same amount of cash at Starbucks for one drink.
[Influenster provided me with a bar of Ivory soap for testing purposes, but thoughts are my own.]
I’m a black coffee type of girl. Jonny and I only buy whole beans and we prefer to purchase pre-made drinks from local coffee shops. My mother-in-law drinks instant decaf Folger’s and we cry every time we witness the offensive crime to coffee everywhere.
That being said, our cool coffee quota is going down. We bought a half gallon of International Delight iced coffee yesterday.
OMGOSH, you guys. It’s super delish.
We opted for the vanilla flavor and I was slightly dubious. But I actually think it’s better than the iced lattes I’ve had from Starbucks.
A $1-off coupon mixed with 80 degree temps gave us the push we needed to try it. I know pre-made stuff is super lazy, but what can I say? Sometimes we’re super lazy.
We had to check two local grocery stores before finally finding it at…Wal-Mart. (I know.)
But guess what? $3 for a half-gallon of creamy coffee goodness is worth all of your judging eyes! (And for the calorie-concious, a cup has just 150 calories.) I’m usually not a huge iced-coffee aficionado, but this is super yummy. And I’m riding a pretty nice caffeine buzz now, so there’s that.
So, what say you? Does my laziness offend you, or are you intrigued? Have you tried pre-made iced coffee before?