There are iced tea powder mixes that you could just add water and store in the fridge to make iced tea. But I don’t use those in our house. I go for a more traditional way, if that’s how you call it, using actual tea bags.
Here’s How To Make Sweetened Iced Tea.
8 cups of water
more water, about 12-15 cups
8 tea bags, take the paper out
1 cup of sugar or sweetener that has no sugar yet tastes like sugar
In a pot, boil 8 cups of water. Once boiled turn it off. Put the 8 tea bags into the boiled water. Let the thread hang outside the pot. Just let the tea bags submerged in water for about 30 minutes or so.
Put sugar in 1-galloon pitcher, pour the boiled tea into the pitcher as well. Make sure to hold onto the tea bags. You don’t want them in the pitcher.
With the same pot and the tea bags, put 6 cups of water into the pot. Squeeze the tea bags gently. Pour that into the pitcher. Add another 6 cups of water, squeeze the tea bags one last time, then add that into the pitcher. Discard the tea bags. Mix everything that’s in the pitcher, store in the fridge and let it cool before having a glass of homemade sweetened iced tea.
This is actually one of the best drinks during the summer but I just realized that Summer or not, we always have this in the fridge. I use sweeteners instead of sugar by the way. Iced Tea is part of our drink options which consists of water, juice for the kids, and the occasional diet sodas. Oh and booze of course.
Enjoy your glass of iced tea, anytime, anywhere.