Iced Green Tea

by Ivory Soap

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Iced Green Tea

I drink iced decaf green tea.  It sounds insane, but it’s delicious.  Even the kids love it.

16 1 cup bags of decaf green tea

10 packets Truvia

2 packets yellow, pink, or blue fake sugar

~1.5 gallon container


1.  Dump tea and sweetener into giant pitcher which is actually intended for cereal. (Notice that I rip off all of the little bag tags.  I got tired of finding a stray floating at the bottom of my last glass.

2.    Pour pot of almost boiling water over bags.  Realize it’s not near enough and add a quart of screaming hot tap water.  Steep for 5 minutes…or way more since you forgot it while blogging.

3.    Dump all your ice in and fill to the top with cool water.

4.    Fish out all of the tea bags, squeeze, and toss in compost pile.

5.    Enjoy!

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{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Cipollina March 1, 2010 at 6:12 am

*scratches head*

Why on earth would anyone think you’re insane for drinking iced tea? Isn’t it “normal” where you are? I thought everybody everywhere made it all the time – and especially in summer! 😀

Ivory Soap March 1, 2010 at 7:18 am

Not the ‘iced tea’ part. The DECAF GREEN part. I don’t know anyone else who drinks big pitchers of it like it’s Lipton.

Dolly March 1, 2010 at 2:30 pm

We started drinking iced green tea recently, fully caf’d and unsweetened, though. Veerrry refreshing. Finally weaned my husband off the Co’Cola with it! (True story!)

Diana March 1, 2010 at 8:17 pm

The whole leaf crushed green tea is good too. I get the giggles when I buy it though…Jackie Chan is on the label. It’s easy…just mix with water (cold or hot) and instant green tea! I like sweetening it with agave syrup. Those pink, yellow, and blue packets and I don’t get along. Agave mixes well in cold drinks.

Alice March 1, 2010 at 11:17 pm

This southerner has been drinking iced green tea for some time and really enjoy it. I take the little tags off and tie all the strings together in a knot, boil my water in a large pot (we make it by the gallon), pour it into the pitcher, then drop in the tea bags,(I learned this keeps stress off the bags and they don’t break open and I don’t have little pieces in my finished tea) then I let it steep til desired strength, sweeten, and enjoy over crushed ice. Different areas prepare their teas… well differently. I’m sure it is good any way it’s prepared. Green tea is an excellent product.

jan March 2, 2010 at 6:42 am

I love green iced tea! Try putting some lemon or lime in it. Very refreshing!

Angie March 2, 2010 at 8:01 am

I love my decaf iced green tea. We only make it in the summer, but we’ll go thru a whole pitcher in about two days. We stopped using sugar though…now we use local honey (helps with allergies) and we love it. 🙂

Satsukirebel March 2, 2010 at 9:44 am

I remember hearing somewhere that brewing with hot water and chilling can make iced tea bitter, especially green. They suggested cold brewing instead- same basic method, just use cold water & leave it sit overnight before taking out the tea bags. I love green iced tea, mainly because it’s tastes great and is cheaper than 100% juice.

Donna March 2, 2010 at 1:21 pm

I have given you the Sunshine Award!
Have a great day! Donna

Elissa March 2, 2010 at 8:23 pm

I love iced green tea, and I’m a northerner! The only difference is I drink it straight–no sugar, honey, or other sweetener. Makes great sun tea in the summer too!

Sarah March 3, 2010 at 7:53 am

Hey, Angie…how much honey do you use?

vickey March 4, 2010 at 6:20 am

Sorry… Lipton 3 big tea bags for a gallon of tea. Cup and a half of SUGAR. (also known in the family as Hendrix sugar water….) Except my tea is a little stonger than Hendrix sugar water… And believe it or not, less sweet.. Born and bred in Savannah Georgia…. can’t help it, it’s in my blood.. December 5, 2010 at 1:06 pm

I love iced green tea but never have tried the green decaf one…should give it a try 🙂

Lorna Doone April 5, 2011 at 9:16 am

How much compost pile do you toss in? I find that more than a half of a cup is a bit too “metamucil” – like in consistency! Sort of a variation of Matcha tea. Just kidding folks! The wording in the instructions made me chuckle with the prospect…. on the good side of this, I am going to make some iced green tea today. Salubrious and yum. Thanks for the motivation. 🙂

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