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I drink iced tea at home. Lots of it. Both decaf and high-test. But having two pitchers in the refrigerator was starting to become a nuisance. I saw this idea on the internet (sorry, have no idea where!) using a cold-brew method. I modified it to use the boiling water, and I’ve been doing this for several months with great results.
Saving Space with Tea Concentrate
Tea concentrate can save lots of space in the fridge. You brew up a concentrated brew, then add water and ice with the concentrate in each glass.
I start out with two empty and clean quart-sized canning jars. I put four family-sized tea bags in each (one jar gets decaf, other regular). The kettle is filled full, put on the stove, and let to boil fully. I then fill each jar with the boiling water and let it steep about 5 minutes. Remove the tea bags and refrigerate.
Using the Concentrate
Fill a glass a third- to half-full with the concentrate. Add water, ice and stir. Yummy!
Note: You’ll want to use the concentrate within a few days, and throw it out if it gets cloudy.
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