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  • RonB
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    Iced tea

    We drink a lot of iced tea, and I was never happy with using tea bags, but that was all I thought was available. However, I found some loose leaf Assam black tea in Boston when visiting our son, (who now lives in Austin).

    Using my Aeropress, it made great tea, and I found the same type of tea locally, and then I found Assam Golden Tips on Amazon. Everyone who tries it really likes it. So I thought I would post how I make it here just in case someone wants a break from their favorite adult beverage.

    I use 2 grams of tea leaves per cup, (8 oz), of water. I have a half gal Mason jar reserved for tea, so I make 8 servings each time.
    Place the leaves in a heatproof container, boil 8 oz of water and pour over the leaves. You can either place the leaves in a strainer or strain the tea after it has steeped for 5 min. (As mentioned above, I use my Aeropress and invert it to steep the tea.) I squeeze as much liquid out of the leaves as I can - the Aeropress makes this easy.

    If you are making 8 oz, add ice and you are done - add sweetener if you like. If you are making more than 8 oz, pour the strained liquid into your container with the rest of the water. Refrigerate any leftover tea.
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    #2
    Man I love tea. My wife makes it ALL the time. Always a pitcher on the cabinet. Alas, kidney stones are worth avoiding. So I don't touch it.

    That stuff sounds goooood!​​​

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    • CaptainMike
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      #3
      Leaves soaked in water, sooo good...

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      • Donw
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        • Jul 2017
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        #4
        We also drink a lot of tea. Always looking for ways of making it better or varied.
        We normally buy our leaves from. https://www.willoughbyscoffee.com/TEA.html
        Will have to look into the Amazon offerings.

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        • RonB
          RonB commented
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          Thanx - I ordered some black tea to compare to what I'm now using.

        • Donw
          Donw commented
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          Please let me know what you think.

        • RonB
          RonB commented
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          Will do, but I also have 4 sample packs coming from Teabox.com, so I am not sure when I'll get to it.
      • scottranda
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        • May 2015
        • 1530
        • Charlotte, NC

        #5
        I make sweet tea almost daily. I use Luizianne tea from the store and just steep it for 3.5 minutes. I do have some delicious loose leaf tea from Maya Tea Company (flavor is Prickly Pear). That stuff is wicked delicious. But it’s caffeine free, so I only make it sometimes. Need caffeine!

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        • RonB
          RonB commented
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          That's what I used to use before finding the above tea. Switching is an eye opening experience Scott.
      • customtrim
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        • Dec 2016
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        #6
        I use Irish breakfast. No flavicons added
        Last edited by customtrim; September 3rd, 2018, 05:04 AM.

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        • Mr. Bones
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          #7
          I dearly loves me some tea, most often sweet tea, often 50/50 with some lemonade (Arnold Palmer), served in a Mason jar...
          I typically make either Lipton, Luzianne, or a combination thereof...

          Fer hot tea, in th mornin, I enjoy my Twinings Irish Breakfast Tea, an my Carrington English Breakfast Tea. Most usually, with no sugar.

          Afternoon, or evenin hot tea, I roll all Jean Luc, cause I loves me some quality Earl Grey.

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          • Mr. Bones
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              Weber " " Code 18.5" WSM

              Weber 26.75, $199 NFM clearance !!!
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              *********************************************
              Ol' Skool Bi-metal probe pocket thermo, that has checked / served ~ 1,000,000 meals in my possession, easily...
              Maverick ET-732, (Black)
              Thermopops, (Red, Yellow, Green)
              ThermaPen Mk4 (Black), THANKS!!! to jgjeske1
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              Pink Thermapen Mk4
              ThermoWorks IR-GUN-S
              ThermoWorks Smoke
              ThermoWorks Open Box Smoke
              4 Pro Series cable extensions
              Smoke Gateway

              Accessories:
              *********************************************
              2 Slow 'N Sears, Slow 'N Sear XL, Grill 'N Griddle
              BBQ Vortex, 2 Hovergrills, Top Deck
              Warming shelf
              MyWeigh KD-8000Kitchen Scale
              Backyard Grill marinade injector
              Acoustic Guitars/Electric Guitars/Basses/1928 National Duolian/Harmonicas/Banjo Washboard, Spoons, kazoos, pocket comb with wax paper, egg shakers ;-)
              Bear Paws
              Meat Rakes
              BBQ Dragon/Chimley of Insanity, Dragon Wing Shelves (x2 ea.)



              Cookware:
              Probably a ton of cast iron, mostly very old...still cookin'
              G'Ma's Piqua skillet, :-)( They went out of business in 1934~)
              '60's Revere Ware (Mom's), + others found elsewhere
              60's CorningWare 10-cup percolator (Mom's) Daily driver
              50's CorningWare 10-cup percolator (G'Ma's), for a backup! ;-)
              Carpy Wally World stock pots, in approx 2 gal/3gal sizes, blue speckledty-porcelain enameled
              Tramontina 6.5 qt Dutch Oven

              Cutlery, etc.:
              Shi*-ton of kitchen/chef knives, most sharper than my straight-razors are. (Better steel!) Chicago Cutlery, Old Hickory, various, including some nice German stuff ;-)
              Dexter 12" slicing knife, 6" Sani-Safe boning knife
              Smith's Tri-Hone Natural Arkansas Knife Sharpening System
              Multiple steels, from all over the planet
              Crock sticks
              Diamond stones, various
              Lansky Sharpening System

              Tableware
              Daily driver:Washington Forge Mardi Gras, Navy / Cobalt Blue
              Dinner: Guests: Washington Forge, Town and Country
              Fancy / Formal: Family silverware

            #8
            RonB are ya usin a tea ball, now, fer yer loose tea? I know I got an old one, in on of my kitchen drawers...
            <EDIT> Oops, never mind, forgot I read yer usin an Aeropress...time fer more coffee, been up since 0330...

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            • RonB
              RonB commented
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              Ya shoulda had more coffee and/or tea...

            • Mr. Bones
              Mr. Bones commented
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              Yup, yer absolutely spot on, @RonB!
              This is why one should remain ever vigilant, monitorin one's alcohol system, to prevent over-saturation by dilutants such as water, caffeine, an blood, - all potentially toxic, in sufficient dosage!
          • FireMan
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            • Jul 2015
            • 6712
            • Bottom of Winnebago

            #9
            Like tea, try to git into it, nothin against it, drink it on occasion. Coffee man myself, black, with no junk in it. Yup, coffee it is.

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            • FireMan
              FireMan commented
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              Yup, CaptainMike ground beans in hot water, not.......... never mind. 😎

            • Mr. Bones
              Mr. Bones commented
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              Though I rarely choose tea over my Daily Drinker BAC, I do hereby solemnly swear, an avow that I never hold my pinky out, when I do so!
              Last edited by Mr. Bones; September 3rd, 2018, 11:06 AM.

            • smokin fool
              smokin fool commented
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              ….NO pinky out....where's yer Emily Post????

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