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    Favourite tea to make iced tea?

    I'm a rookie at making iced tea. I have a Diet Pepsi habit I'd like to break, and I figure that iced tea would be a good place to start helping.

    I've read a bit on this, and apparently I need to specify that yes, I will be sweetening it a bit. And adding lemon.

    So what's your go to brand of tea? I'm thinking of starting with black. And I hate Orange Pekoe.


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    I really like using Rooibos (Sp?) like The Good Earth Sweet and Spicy. It is naturally a bit sweet with a nice cinnamon tang. Really good hot or cold.

    Also Lipton tea ..that's my go to.

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    I really like the Lipton Unsweetened Iced Tea mix. Then, I just add a couple drops of liquid sucralose. I know it's probably a horror to real iced tea drinkers, but it's easy, inexpensive and tastes good to me.

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    I like this: it's in the coffee room at work. Great as an iced tea with one sugar
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    Ooh yeah I like that tazo ...Tazo zen is also very nice as iced tea

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    My menfolk use either Orange Pekoe or Earl Grey - lately they've been on an Earl Grey kick. When I used to make it for dh I would make a pot of orange pekoe with like 8 bags in it - let it steep for a long time then pour it into a big juice jug, add a can of frozen fruit juice (often a berry blend) and then fill it the rest of the way with ice.

    When dh has been making it lately they've been using 5 bags of Earl Grey in the tea pot, let it steep until it cools then they add water, sugar and citric acid (you could use lemons - but we have citric acid and it's easier )

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    My kids drink so much sweet tea that I buy the Lipton family size tea bags.

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    Thanks everyone! Lots of good ideas. That Tazo tea looks tasty.

    I'm such a rookie it never occurred to me that you could use literally any tea you want.

    I bought some generic black tea for my first batch, and it's cooling.


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    I've been making sun tea in a glass bottle every day this summer. I think it comes out less bitter than if you use boiling water and let it steep forever. I put a couple of tea bags in in the morning, let it sit on my deck in the sunshine for the day, and in the evening I pour it into a jar, chill it overnight and drink it the next day while the new tea is brewing. I'm trying to use up the boxes of fruity tea that I don't like to drink hot to make room in my cabinet for more loose leaf tea this winter. Roobios or Chai are both good cold. So is green tea. Irish breakfast is good no matter what. :)

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    Any good black tea and Passion Herbal tea from Tazo.
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