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The Official, "Iced Tea", thread- the Summer drink.

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15.79%
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1.75%
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The Official, "Iced Tea", thread- the Summer drink.

Old 07-12-2015, 11:07 AM
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Well, we are in the, Iced Tea season, so share you favorite way to make, serve and drink this beverage.
Something the whole family can enjoy.

My Mom: Boil water on the stove in a large pot with the tea bags already in there. She made it for 7 people every day.
Add sugar as the tea steeped. Let it cool and put in a picture, in the fridge. Served with dinner every night. It wasn't just s summer drink for us.
I don't remember having soda growing up. If we did, it was very rare.

Sun tea- Large glass container, water, tea bags, lid, set it in the sun till hot enough to steep the tea.

Foods to have Iced tea with:
Besides beer, MD steamed crabs and iced tea is hard to beat.
Anything cooked on the grill and iced tea defines summer.

Do you take it on the boat?

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According to a segment on, "Sunday Morning, show:

Americans drink more than 3 billions gallons a year.
2014 we spent 5 billion dollars on the canned and bottle stuff.

Was Summerville, SC. the birthplace of Iced tea?


http://www.cbsnews.com/news/lets-rai...s-to-iced-tea/

The favorite drink on a summer day?
Iced tea- 35%
Lemonade- 30%
Beer- 15%
Soda- 10%
Wine- 4%

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Decades ago quit I using sugar in my coffee then also stopped using sugar in my tea. To the, "Sweet Tea", drinkers, that's just not right.
For me, black tea and ice in a clear tall, glass, no sugar, no lemon.

Multiple flavors out there but I like it straight.
http://www.theyummylife.com/Flavored_Iced_Tea_Recipes
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Mr coffee iced tea maker.
After a few pitchers you dial in your taste. After that it's simple.
It's about 100 degrees here, I just got home from the lake running my boat, I'll make a pitcher now. Thanks for the reminder.
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Where the hell is a choice for an Arnold Palmer..??

I love strong fresh brewed Red Rose tea mixed with an equal amount of lemonade made from concentrate.

We use a tea brewer and make it pretty strong. with the lemonade, I don't drink as much sweet tea as I used to.

It has been my go to summer tea for years now..
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I make it fresh every night. I hate stale/old tea. It takes on a flavor that seems rotten to me.

1 gallon of water in a pitcher. 2 family size Luzianne tea bags. Sits on the counter for a couple of hours and then into the fridge overnight (no sun needed). 1/4 to 1/2 lime (depending on size and juiciness) squeezed in in the morning. No sugar. I drink that gallon every day!
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Originally Posted by OReely View Post
I drink that gallon every day!
Damn, your teeth will end up like this.








I like my iced tea lightly sweet. I usually get 1/2 sweet and 1/2 unsweetened when ordering.
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Carolina classic tea - only tea grown in America.

Just a heads up Lipton tea has 16 different chemicals used on it. Then your boiling it & concentrating that funk. Once we switched to American grown tea in our backyard, you could taste the cleanness.

YMMV
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Where the hell is a choice for an Arnold Palmer..??

I love strong fresh brewed Red Rose tea mixed with an equal amount of lemonade made from concentrate.

We use a tea brewer and make it pretty strong. with the lemonade, I don't drink as much sweet tea as I used to.

It has been my go to summer tea for years now..
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My favorite is what you get at the beach. I don't usually like beach tap water but for some reason I like tea made with it.
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You forgot iced coffee in your list. I want to vote for iced coffee or iced yerba mate.

Take some Sumatra medium roast, refrigerate it, take some and pour in ice cube trays and freeze. Keep the rest in a pitcher in a fridge for maybe 2 days max. Use the coffee cubes and pour in the cold coffee. Perfection.
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Grew up with a pitcher of sweet tea always in the fridge. I like it strong and sweet. Used to keep empty water bottles to refill with tea and carry them in the cooler on the boat or wherever. Have thrown up more than once from drinking a bottle of cold sweet tea while working at the farm and being hot.

Realized how much I was drinking the stuff about 2 years ago, gave it up altogether for a year, back to drinking it today, but I have a rule of only drinking it with a meal and not getting more than 1 refill. I used to drink it with every meal, always have some in the fridge, and constantly have a cup of it in the truck or the office. Was probably drinking 8-12 glasses a day.
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Originally Posted by bayrunner16 View Post
You forgot iced coffee in your list. I want to vote for iced coffee or iced yerba mate.

Take some Sumatra medium roast, refrigerate it, take some and pour in ice cube trays and freeze. Keep the rest in a pitcher in a fridge for maybe 2 days max. Use the coffee cubes and pour in the cold coffee. Perfection.
I've never had luck fridging homemade iced coffee. Thanks to the marketing geniuses at Starbucks now I don't have to.

They sell 64 oz or so, unsweetened, in the fridged tea section. Yes, if you live on the Carolina coast there is a fridged tea section of most grocery stores.

I've had good luck with iced green tea. I boil four quarts of water and use a dozen tea bags. I'm not down with the sugar drinks so I just add a little lime juice.
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Honey, not sugar.
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Honey, not sugar.
Local and raw. Helps with allergies.
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Hard to beat a sapphire n tonic at the end of a hot day.
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Ex wife used to drink iced coffee on occasion, but there was "always" a pitcher of sweet tea in the fridge. Well one night she wasn't home and at supper time I filled a glass with crushed ice, half full of lemonade and topped it off with what I assumed was sweet tea. Iced coffee and lemonade do not go well together.
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I like my iced tea strong and lightly sweetened with honey. I have never been a coffee drinker so in the winter time I drink hot tea
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Depends on activity. Cooling off after some activity, mint iced tea. Water if doing anything strenuous. Grilling out back or reading in the hammock, a lighter beer.
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Okay you guys talked me into it. I am going to have a sapphire and tonic while I grill dinner. I will put some local honey in it for my allergies.
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Oops, no gin. Guess its gonna be a mint julep then. Screw the allergies. I am not going to put honey in my mint julep.
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