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4 Steps to Great Iced Tea

While Labor Day brings about the close of summer for most areas of the country, here in Arizona it’s still blazing hot! We’ve got fun fall flavors on the horizon, but who wants to drink hot tea when it’s 110 degrees? Not us!So in honor of all the warm-climate residents, we’re posting our favorite at-home iced tea brewing method so you can squeeze the last few drops out of summer.

  1. Place 6 teaspoons of tea into a teapot or heat-resistant pitcher.
  2. Pour 2-3 cups of freshly boiled water over the tea.*
  3. Steep for 4 minutes and then strain tea leaves. Also, if adding sweetener, do so now.
  4. Add cold water and ice to fill pitcher.
  5. Enjoy!

*Note: If using green or white tea, DO NOT pour boiling water over the leaves as this will make it bitter.  Instead, boil the water, remove it from the heat for 2 minutes, and then pour it.

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