Friday, March 30, 2007

Teen Tea

Teen Tea

I’m calling this Teen Tea because my three boys are teens; however, there’s nothing here that wouldn’t be good for children. I just haven’t tested it on the taste buds of children.

3 tea bags of naturally caffeine-free fruit tea
(such as Celestial Seasonings brand Tangerine Orange Zinger,
Wild Berry Zinger, or other brand or flavor of tea)
1/3 cup sugar
2 quart pitcher

Fill the 2-quart pitcher with water.
Put 3 tea bags in the water, and cover the pitcher.
Let sit at room temperature for about three hours.
Squeeze the tea bags against the side of the pitcher with a long spoon,
and then remove the tea bags.
Add the 1/3 cup sugar and stir.
Chill in refrigerator.

This is easy for me to remember: 3 tea bags, 3 hours, 1/3 cup sugar (not 3 cups! Ha).

Using name brand tea and name brand sugar, at regular price, I figured the cost at just over 7 cents per 8 oz. cup or about 56 cents for the pitcher. Of course, I buy generic sugar, and buying the tea on sale provides even more savings. This is cheaper than soda pop or juice drinks, without the harmful chemicals. And they’re even getting “good stuff” such as rosehips and hibiscus.

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