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DIY: How to Make Iced Tea!

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This is probably the simplest instructable ever, but since I just happened to be making some iced tea, I decided to publish it on Instructables.

Everyone likes their iced tea in a different way; sweet, sour, or just plain. But this instructable will show you a way that is favorable by all.

Read on if you want to know...
 
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Step 1: The Materials

Just to let you know, this recipe is for 2 quarts of iced tea.
The materials you will need are:
-2 Tea bags: you can use any tea you want, but here I used "Earl Grey" black tea.
-1 Lemon
- Sugar
- Spices: Cardamom; this is completely optional, I added 1; it is mainly for the good smell and aromatic flavor.
- Boiler
- Tea Pot
- Jug
- Measuring spoons
- A large spoon
- Mortar and Pestel
- Sieve
- Lemon Squeezer
- 2 quart measuring jug

Step 2: Boil....

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Fill your boiler with water; if it has a measurer, make it so that when you're done, you'll have 2 quarts, since this recipe is for 2 quarts (as I said ealier).

When boiled, pour the water into the tea pot and put the tea bags in.Cover the pot and wait.....

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Step 3: Squeeze Those Lemons!

Once the tea has cooled, pour it into the large measuring jug. Cut the lemon in half and squeeze the juice right out of it! 'Hehehe!' Then, pour the lemon juice into the jug with the tea. Stir with the big spoon. Next, take out your "handy dandy" measuring spoons and pour in 5-6 tablespoons of sugar in, one at a time. Every time you pour one in, stir until it dissolves, which should be quite quick since the tea is still slightly warm.

Step 4: All Hail Spices!

Once you've finished step 3, get your mortar and pestel and crush up one cardamom seed. Make it powdery. Then pour it into the jug and mix; don't worry if it is floating around, the next step will save you...!....
luvit4 years ago
like pudding, i hate INSTANT pudding -- the best of anything requires more effort than an instant stir-in.
agreed
aziza5 years ago
to complecated make it a bit easier
How is it complicated? Steep 2 bags of tea Add some lemon and sugar Add spice if you like Chill and serve How is that complicated?
zascecs (author)  MediocreNinja4 years ago
I really have no idea...
how to make Iced tea: Go to store, buy powdered ice tea. pour powder into ice cold water following the instructions.stir and drink immediately. -_-
brizkys3 years ago
Nice recipe man!
zascecs (author)  brizkys3 years ago
yea, thanks
I let tea steep overnight. Yum! Constant Comment added with any tea when you boil it is great, it makes the tea taste very crisp.
laurent1235 years ago
is good
zascecs (author)  laurent1235 years ago
Thanks
any other spice ideas?
Try whatever spices you like. It will probably work well. Ground anise seed gives it a licorice flavor, chocolate and vanilla have a predictable but tasty result, and the juice of fresh catnip leaves gives a pleasantly musky flavor.
kica5 years ago
I love your Instructables:-) So, what's next?
kica5 years ago
Good job zascecs!!! I'm making this recipe for my hard-working men today!!! I think that adding a few sprigs of fresh mint might make it even more refreshing. Try it.
texpear5 years ago
And this beautiful photo makes me thirsty! I like the way you pay attention to tiny details. Great recipe, great presentation.
wenpherd5 years ago
what does the lemon do?
zascecs (author)  wenpherd5 years ago
It gives it a sour/lemony flavor. Sorry, i lost the right word.
thanks.
Thanks for sharing! We can always use a nice refreshing drink when working on projects in the garage.
zascecs (author)  GladiatorGarageWorks5 years ago
very true.
wize5 years ago
awesome instructable, i'm gonna go try this.
Doctor What5 years ago
I love iced green tea. I don't know what it is, but it is amazing.
I phrased that weird.... Howabout: I love iced green tea. I don't know why the taste soothes me, but it does.
zascecs (author)  Doctor What5 years ago
Remember, always use good grammer... lol
You meant speling, didn't you? lulz
I would plobably describe it as syntax
lol. good correction.
wenpherd5 years ago
i been looking for a tea instructable
wenpherd5 years ago
i rated 1st!!!!!!!!!
zascecs (author) 5 years ago
By the way, please rate (5 stars, if you may =D)
Early grey sounds wonderful for iced tea. And the cardamom sounds even better! I always just use orange pekoe because that's what my mom used growing up. But I think I should branch out. :D
zascecs (author)  jessyratfink5 years ago
The cardamom gives it a Sweet smell, which makes it really appetizing. (It already is, though =D)
nicknack1715 years ago
wooo hooo nothing beats ice tea especially with summer coming up. i also like arizona in the can