BBQ season is upon us, and if you’re like us you probably don’t want to spend hours prepping. So here’s how to make a fast and delicious pitcher of Classic Iced Tea. And no waiting overnight for it to chill. With this easy recipe, you can have your tea, and ice it too 😉
Of course the easiest way to make Classic Iced Tea is to brew a pot of tea, and simply leave it in the fridge over-night. But when the sun is shining, ain’t nobody got time to wait. Here’s a 5-minute cure for the summer heat.
Classic Iced Tea Ingredients:
2 Cups Boiling Water
Juice of 1/4 lemon
2-3 cups Ice Cubes
Sweetener to taste
(Makes 3-4 servings)
- Steep 5tsp loose JusTea in 2 cups of water (freshly boiled) for 4 minutes to make a tea concentrate.
- Pour/strain hot tea concentrate into metal or plastic pitcher (glass might shatter). Stir in 1 or 2 tsp sugar or other sweetener to taste.
- Add ice, stir.
- Squeeze in lemon juice once the ice has chilled the tea.
- Serve over a couple ice cubes.
You don’t need to be super specific how much ice is going in – especially if you are going to serve it right away. Somewhere between 2-3 cups worth of cubes will be fine, as long as it chills and dilutes the tea concentrate. Add the sugar when the tea is hot so it will dissolve faster. Adding the lemon to the hot tea will make it go cloudy, so wait until the ice has done its job in cooling it down. The ice will cool it down, but just to be sure, plop a few cubes into each glass before serving. And don’t forget to put the kettle on for the second round!
Keep cool, and happy steeping!