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Old 12-23-2012, 08:02 AM   #1
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Pitchers of tea?

I've been making iced tea at home by the pitcher using Tazo iced tea pitcher bags, which seems to be a little cheaper than doing it with individual bags if you do the math, but what I'd really like to do is use loose tea in bulk from the co-op to reduce waste.

For those who do this, is there some kind of pitcher-sized tea-ball that I can get? And how do I know how much tea to use? Thanks!

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Its best to let the tea leaves float. I make a rooibos/herbal blend from Frontier (the co-op is open now) in a teapot. I make it strong, but I only steep 6 minutes. I strain it into a pitcher and add some honey, then put it in the fridge. Once it has cooled a bit, I either add water or ice depending upon when I want to drink it. I do this every day, just part of the routine. And yes, it's very inexpensive.

To answer your question, you could look in the Frontier catalog at their teaballs to see if they have one you like, but I don't think they have a really big one.
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Re: Pitchers of tea?

I use this one for large batches. large tea ball
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Re: Pitchers of tea?

You could use a muslin bag. I'd just figure out how many cups your pitcher holds and multiply it (approx 1tsp of tea per cup, depending on the herb/strength you like, etc). I love buying bulk tea!
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Re: Pitchers of tea?

I have the iced tea pitcher from www.teavana.com. It works great. If you haven't tried their tea, it is amazing.
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