Not from powder. Not bottled. Straight up, Home brewed Iced Tea.
I really do appreciate my overworked and underpaid days at Starbucks because I was ignorant in the preparation of a lot of things I took for granted… like iced tea. Back at home my iced tea came from a tin of powder and I would just add water. Then when I got a job… I felt so ignorant to the fact I never thought of making iced tea with actual tea bags.
Before I lose all credibility here I must note that my darling Henry asked me while we were in Trader Joes:
“If I buy these tea bags… can I brew them and then put them in the fridge to make iced tea?”
Oh my darling boyfriend.
Fate has put your ignorant ass in my life for a reason!
“Babe, if you buy the box, I will show you how to make iced tea out of it”
A hug in Trader Joes in front of the Coffee and teas.
Alright, homemade iced tea is as easy as homemade iced coffee. You gotta brew the tea at double strength (that means two times more than one serving), pour it over ice and add water, sweeten if you like and serve.
My pitcher holds eight cups so I brewed 8 bags of jasmine tea with 8 bags of blueberry tea. I the tea into 4 cups of boiling water and let them steep for 8 minutes.
I drained the tea bags to get all the tea goodness out of them.
And I filled my pitcher with ice about 3/4 of the way.
I poured in my concentrated tea which smelled fruity and floral…
and added water and some truvia
. I gave it a squirt of lemon as well and was quite pleased with the aroma.
Its a very light tea and very refreshing. I like making homemade tea from time to time because it tastes better… you feel better about drinking it and also.. its cheaper than buying the “Iced Tea Kits” I have seen in the super market. Please experiment with the tea you already have at home! You can even make it by the glass! Brew two tea bags in 4 oz of water and pour over a glass of ice. Add some water and sweet stuff and there you go!
(My fav combo is tazo orange mandarin tea with a passion tea- like fruit punch!!!)
After Shopping Henry and I were hungry for dinner… we had leftovers from the other night
want to reheat the fajitas because they would be off in some terrible way. Rather than waste it, I decided to make quesadillas
Don’t be impressed. Its essentially all of the ingredients plus the addition of cheese.
I reheated the steak and onions over a nonstick skillet. Not too much because I didnt
want to dry out the steak. Just enough to get it warmed up.
I took a leftover tortilla and smothered it with a light blend of mexican
Put the sides and steak on stop of the cheesy tortilla. Added more cheese and another tortilla and placed it in the toaster oven at 400 for 10 mins
on each side.
later. A fresh quesadilla
The tortilla toasted nicely and had the consistency of a cracker. I loved it. We used guac
, salsa and sour cream to dip the quesadillas
Nothing fancy or difficult to concoct but just a way to kick it up a notch.
Whats your favorite type of Cuisine?
Mine is a 3 way tie between japanese indian and mexican.