I will not make any claim on the teas I make and drink with my family other than they taste good. I am pleased that we are drinking a lot of virtually calorie free liquid. And the caffeine is put in it. And its good. Did I mention that I LIKE to drink tea. 🙂
In this posting, I will show you our favorite tea mix and how we brew it. Please fill free to comment with feedback and/or suggestions. My intentions are to make the tea quickly so please do not be offended by this method. We just started brewing our own tea mixtures this summer.
1# Fruity Caffeinated Tea Recipe:
- 2 T SweetLeaf Stevia and Cane Sugar Mix (or preferred sweetener)
- 2 T Loose Leaf OoLong Tea
- 2 T FireBerry Fruit Tea (or preferred fruit tea)
- 2 tea bags (or 3g) of Yerba Mate Tea
STEPS TO BREW:
Step 1: Clean and assemble needed equipment.
- 3 qt pot to boil water in
- teas & sweetener
- 2 large mess tea balls
- 1 T scoop
- 2 – 2qt pitchers
Step 2: Bring water to a boil. Some teas require specific temps for the perfect cup of tea. For this method of tea brewing, I simply bring the water to a boil and use.
Step 3: Prepare Tea and put it into the pitchers. 1T of Sweetener and 1 bag of Yerba Mate Tea per pitcher. In the tea ball, scoop 1 T of Oolong and 1 T of Fruit Tea and then close ball. Attach ball and tea bag to the handle or side of the pitcher so it doesn’t fall in.
Step 4: Fill both pitchers up with hot water until tea ball and bag are covered. Allow hot water to steep tea for 5-10 minutes and then top off both pitchers with cold water.
Step 5: Allow the tea to sit for 4-6 hours at room temperature. I usually brew the tea in the evening so that it can sit over night.
Step 6: Serve! I like to fill a Quart Jar up with ice cubes and then add brewed tea.