Friday, July 4, 2014

Easy Summer Iced Tea

 Happy 4th of July!  So happy that there are blue skies and no more humidity today for the holiday!  4th of July is like the unofficial start of summer for me, and nothing says summer like a cold glass of iced tea!
Easy Summer Iced Tea~ The Dreams Weaver
What you will need:
4 tablespoons of your favorite tea 
3 cups of boiling water
1/2 cup sugar
Cheesecloth
String

Measure out 3 cups of water, I used a mason jar since it fit perfectly, and microwave for 3-4 minutes until bubbling.
Easy Summer Iced Tea~ The Dreams Weaver
While the water is coming to a boil, you want to prepare your tea bag.  Cut a square of cheesecloth and place your tea in the center. Then, bring up the corners of the cheesecloth and gather together.  Secure your tea pouch with a long piece of string. {your want it long enough to hang out of your mason jar}
Easy Summer Iced Tea~ The Dreams Weaver
Measure out a 1/2 cup of sugar.
Easy Summer Iced Tea~ The Dreams Weaver
 Once the water has come to a boil, add the sugar and stir.  Then place your tea pouch into the jar, leaving the string hanging out, and seal the jar.  Let the tea steep for 2-3 hours.
Easy Summer Iced Tea~ The Dreams Weaver
 When the time is up, the tea will look nice and dark.  This tea will be very concentrated, perfect for a tall glass of ice on a hot summer day.
Easy Summer Iced Tea~ The Dreams Weaver
I removed the tea pouch and transferred my iced tea to a glass bottle. {totally not necessary but I think it pours better}
Easy Summer Iced Tea~ The Dreams Weaver
Enjoy!
Easy Summer Iced Tea~ The Dreams Weaver
 What is your go-to summer drink?

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