Every wanted to make a great-tasting tea at home, but didn't have too much luck? I'm here today, to help you with your problems.
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Step 1: Materials and Hardware
2-3 TBSP o' Honey
3-4 TBSP o' Lemon Juice(Only if your making a fruity tea like me)
8 Cups o' Water
1/2 Cup o' Sugar
Large something to hold brewing tea(Large jar you see on the left. Glass is preferred, as it doesn't spoil the tea's taste.)
Large Pan(Must hold at least 8 cups)
1/2 cup measuring cup
Butter knife or stirring spoon
2 bags of your favorite tea flavor(Orange Spice rocks my world)
Step 2: Fill 'er Up!
Measure out a half cup of sugar.
Fill up your pan with 8 cups of nice clean water. I just filled up my entire large jar, for it holds almost exactly 8 cups.
Pour the water into the pan, and set it to boil.
Step 3: Measure and Boil!
Add 1/2 cup of sugar to the jar the desired quantity of honey.
When the water is ALMOST ready to boil, take it off the stove. Having it at too high of a temperature ruins the true tea flavor.
Step 4: Mix Mix Mix...and Brew!!!
Pour the water into the container that you are using, and stir until all particulates are fully dissolved.
Add your desired amount of lemon juice.
Add 2-3 tea packets depending on how heavy of a flavor you like.
Step 5: Patience!
Wait 1-2 hours. Try not to be too impatient, impatience makes cheap-quality bad-tasting tea.
Step 6: Drink!
You now have delicious tea! After removing the tea bags, always taste-test the tea for quality. It may require an extra tea bad, more sugar, or more lemon, but you will perfect the ratios!
Chill the leftover tea for a great, healthy, tasteful liquid with lunch or dinner.
It might even be worth a quick morning microwave for some before-school relaxation. ;)