Everyone needs a classic iced tea recipe. I finally have it down to a science. My strategy is to use one or two more tea bags than cups of water. That way, the tea only steeps for 5 minutes, but stays strong when you add ice! Steeping tea for too long makes it bitter, and nobody likes bitter tea! I also use mostly black tea and add a few flavored bags just for a hint of the flavor I want. In this case, I used tropical green. But I have also done this with other flavors like raspberry and peach. Throw in some lemon and mint, and you’ve got a classic iced tea for a warm summer day!
Tropical Green Tea
5 Tetley British Blend Tea Bags
2 Tropical Green Tea bags
6 cups water
Sliced lemon to garnish
Fresh mint to garnish
Boil 4 cups water. Steep all tea bags in the water for 5 minutes. Remove tea bags and let cool slightly and pour into a pitcher. Add 2 more cups cold water to your pitcher. Refrigerate. Serve with a lemon wedge and fresh mint.