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Re: Official Tea Thread
« Reply #50 on: April 15, 2015, 09:17:07 AM »
I like the Chai Latte (can't remember what brand) from the Kuerig, but the regular black tea (Lipton) had a weird twang or maybe it was just way too strong. Why doesn't it have a setting for more than 10 ounces? Sometimes I just add more hot water.

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« Reply #51 on: April 15, 2015, 01:27:39 PM »
Here's a Mr. Coffee brand Iced Tea Maker hack for you....

Instead of adding ice, just brew a double batch... (Brew as normal, less ice then refill the reservoir and brew again using the same tea bag(s) again)...this leads to a full pitcher of strong tea. You can then just add ice/water to your cup to your liking. (This works especially well if you have a water dispenser on the fridge because almost no extra work to add water to your cup but the pitcher lasts twice as long.)

I use this method for my Hamilton Beach ice tea machine. Works great.

If you are an adventurous iced tea person, try my special iced tea recipe. It's a 4:1 ratio of black tea (usually English Breakfast) to orange spice tea.

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Re: Official Tea Thread
« Reply #52 on: April 15, 2015, 01:47:48 PM »
This stuff is great. It's strong so you can mix it with water to taste.


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Re: Official Tea Thread
« Reply #53 on: April 15, 2015, 02:04:15 PM »
Cold brew ice tea every day. I brew a pitcher at work and use my Forever Royal cup filled with ice. Never sweet.

I grew up on non-sweet tea, my mom still brews and drinks a gallon a day.

I don't mind sweet tea every now and then, but I never make it myself.

Occasionally on road trips I'll treat myself to a Snapple peach tea. :D

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Re: Official Tea Thread
« Reply #54 on: April 15, 2015, 02:20:51 PM »
Here's a Mr. Coffee brand Iced Tea Maker hack for you....

Instead of adding ice, just brew a double batch... (Brew as normal, less ice then refill the reservoir and brew again using the same tea bag(s) again)...this leads to a full pitcher of strong tea. You can then just add ice/water to your cup to your liking. (This works especially well if you have a water dispenser on the fridge because almost no extra work to add water to your cup but the pitcher lasts twice as long.)

I use this method for my Hamilton Beach ice tea machine. Works great.

If you are an adventurous iced tea person, try my special iced tea recipe. It's a 4:1 ratio of black tea (usually English Breakfast) to orange spice tea.

Do you brew the teas then mix them or just throw in all the different tea bags when brewing?

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Re: Official Tea Thread
« Reply #55 on: April 15, 2015, 02:37:50 PM »
I mean, this stuff is amazing. I just don't want to drink it all the time.


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Re: Official Tea Thread
« Reply #56 on: April 15, 2015, 02:39:26 PM »
The person who invented citrus green tea and put it in a bottle should be shot. It's gross.

And sweet tea is the worst. 

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Re: Official Tea Thread
« Reply #57 on: April 15, 2015, 03:05:30 PM »
my mom still brews and drinks a gallon a day.

good lord.
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Re: Official Tea Thread
« Reply #58 on: April 15, 2015, 03:15:47 PM »
Here's a Mr. Coffee brand Iced Tea Maker hack for you....

Instead of adding ice, just brew a double batch... (Brew as normal, less ice then refill the reservoir and brew again using the same tea bag(s) again)...this leads to a full pitcher of strong tea. You can then just add ice/water to your cup to your liking. (This works especially well if you have a water dispenser on the fridge because almost no extra work to add water to your cup but the pitcher lasts twice as long.)

I use this method for my Hamilton Beach ice tea machine. Works great.

If you are an adventurous iced tea person, try my special iced tea recipe. It's a 4:1 ratio of black tea (usually English Breakfast) to orange spice tea.

Do you brew the teas then mix them or just throw in all the different tea bags when brewing?

I throw in all the bags at once and let God sort 'em out.

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Re: Official Tea Thread
« Reply #59 on: April 15, 2015, 03:22:25 PM »
i found while vacationing in the south that iced tea is sweet tea there. you must specify you want unsweetened or the toothless waiter will bring the gross sweet stuff.


QFT - I was in Knoxville for work about 10 years ago and whenever I would order iced tea and specify for it to be unsweetened the waitress would look at me as if I personally insulted her, kicked her puppy, and took a dump on the Tennessee state flag on my way to the table.

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Re: Official Tea Thread
« Reply #60 on: April 15, 2015, 03:25:46 PM »
Someone told me recently that I drink an usually large amount of iced tea. He doesn't even know that I drink 1-2 cups of hot tea plus 2-5 glasses of iced tea per day at work.

I like sweet tea but I try to drink mostly unsweetened while at work (except the hot tea which must have milk and sweetener).
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Re: Official Tea Thread
« Reply #61 on: April 15, 2015, 03:27:27 PM »
i found while vacationing in the south that iced tea is sweet tea there. you must specify you want unsweetened or the toothless waiter will bring the gross sweet stuff.


QFT - I was in Knoxville for work about 10 years ago and whenever I would order iced tea and specify for it to be unsweetened the waitress would look at me as if I personally insulted her, kicked her puppy, and took a dump on the Tennessee state flag on my way to the table.

Sweet tea has slowly migrated north though. Even 10 years ago I can't remember very many restaurants or fast food places even having it available in Kansas, but now when you order tea almost anywhere they as if you want sweet or not.

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Re: Official Tea Thread
« Reply #62 on: April 15, 2015, 03:29:01 PM »
we'll find a way to put ranch in sweet tea soon enough (steep the dry mix?)

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Re: Official Tea Thread
« Reply #63 on: April 15, 2015, 05:44:24 PM »
I've never tasted a good glass/plastic bottle tea. Snapple sucks
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Re: Official Tea Thread
« Reply #64 on: April 15, 2015, 06:17:11 PM »
I sip tea nonstop.
Apparently your ilk were busy sipping tea while the aggies liberated Europe:

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=teasip&defid=3158031

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Re: Official Tea Thread
« Reply #65 on: April 15, 2015, 07:07:26 PM »
I sip tea nonstop.
Apparently your ilk were busy sipping tea while the aggies liberated Europe:

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=teasip&defid=3158031

Well, this is an unexpected turn of events and phrase :sdeek:

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Re: Official Tea Thread
« Reply #66 on: April 15, 2015, 08:50:33 PM »
Sweet Water, hun?

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« Reply #67 on: April 16, 2015, 12:14:10 PM »
I've never tasted a good glass/plastic bottle tea. Snapple sucks

I am also unimpressed with most of them. Can we get some rankings of bottled iced teas that are commonly seen at gas stations? I'm going to focus on type and not flavors.

1. Snapple  :dunno:
2. Lipton Pure Leaf
3. Whatever is in the carafe that the gas station employees label as freshly brewed iced tea
4. Fountain drink iced tea
5. citrus green tea  :Yuck:

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« Reply #68 on: April 22, 2015, 10:10:29 PM »


I've been hooked on this for like two years. Just finished my first of the day.

try this, its BITB


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Re: Official Tea Thread
« Reply #69 on: May 07, 2015, 06:40:53 AM »
I like sweet tea a lot, but usually only drink unsweetened. I make sun tea on the porch on a regular basis.

More importantly, I'm a little worried about @MrsGooch and @_FanMom's kidneys.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/01/us-tea-overdose-kidney-damage-idUSKBN0MS5FT20150401

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Re: Official Tea Thread
« Reply #70 on: May 07, 2015, 08:40:43 AM »
I like sweet tea a lot, but usually only drink unsweetened. I make sun tea on the porch on a regular basis.

More importantly, I'm a little worried about @MrsGooch and @_FanMom's kidneys.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/01/us-tea-overdose-kidney-damage-idUSKBN0MS5FT20150401

Hey WonderLuke, you don't have to worry about me. I only drink 5-6 glasses of iced tea per day - not 9 like that guy.

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Re: Official Tea Thread
« Reply #71 on: May 07, 2015, 08:46:49 AM »
sounds like a case of bad genes. 16 glasses does not seem like that much to me.

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Re: Official Tea Thread
« Reply #72 on: May 07, 2015, 11:37:45 AM »
_fan has to have mistyped about his mother.  there's no way.
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Re: Official Tea Thread
« Reply #73 on: May 07, 2015, 01:09:51 PM »
Mrs. Gooch,

Have you put other types of tea in your Mr. Coffee Iced Tea Maker?

Have you put green, red, white, herbal?


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Re: Official Tea Thread
« Reply #74 on: May 07, 2015, 01:22:51 PM »
Mrs. Gooch,

Have you put other types of tea in your Mr. Coffee Iced Tea Maker?

Have you put green, red, white, herbal?

No, I have not but I don't see why it wouldn't work....