Saturday, August 13, 2011

How do you make iced tea?

Sorry I haven't blogged lately.  My life has been turned upside down with my Mother being ill,  and my Father and I having to place her in a nursing home. 
Last night my Son in laws brother passed away.  It's been a difficult Summer.

On to something that so many people ask me.  How do I make my iced tea.You might think there was a secret recipe or something. Everyone loves it! If I run out I'm in trouble. LOL..  I know we all have our own method, or buy it ready made, or in a mix. 
To Cyndie, Dan, Alan, Steve, Chip, and all the others that want to know how I make it  here goes.
1.  Bring a 6 quart pot, (not quite full of water) to a boil.

2.  Throw in 6 tea bags.  Let it bubble for a minute.  Turn off and let sit for at least 6 hours.

3. Remove teabags.  Add one cup of sugar and the juice of one lemon.  I never use the bottle stuff!
4.  Pour into a gallon pitcher and stir well.   It usually fills one gallon perfectly.

I have some crafts almost finished,  I'll get them posted soon.
Enjoy your tea!


  1. So sorry to hear about your mom. It must be a difficult time for you all.

    Thanks for sharing the iced tea recipe - it really is so straightforward!
    Have a lovely day!

  2. So very sorry to read about your mom.

    I make my iced tea similar to yours, except I add 12 tea bags and let it sit about 10-15 minutes then it's ready to add the sugar and lemon. I also prefer fresh lemon - it also tastes really good with fresh lime!

  3. So sorry to read Pat. My prayers are with you and your family. Thank you for the ice tea recipe. My daughter, hubby and I are tea freaks.
    Hope things start ot get better for you,

  4. Pat, you are in my thoughts and prayers.
    I have never made tea that way, I think I will give it a try.
    Hugs Colleen

  5. Hope your life gets some peace soon...been there and it isn't fun....
    we only make sun tea...I like the taste better than brewed..very smooth and not at all acid....add some lemon slices and agave syrup as we can't have sugar...yummy and refreshing

  6. Pat, I'm so sorry to hear about you having a difficult time right now. I'll be thinking of you.