Iced Teas

Posted here (week 1676).

Herein I track the results of my attempts to brew tasty iced tea. Unless noted, each combination is used to brew 3 quarts and is sweetened with 3 packets of Equal in an 8 oz bottle (no ice). At least, that’s what the Mr. Coffee brewer and Voss water bottles are labeled… I only get 7-8 bottles, while simple math says that should be 12 worth.

  • 2 Celestial Seasonings Cinnamon Apple Spice

Good stuff!

  • 1 Celestial Seasonings Cinnamon Apple Spice, 1 Bigelow English Teatime

Just as good, not as sweet.

  • 2 Bigelow Perfect Peach

Too weak.

  • 1 Bigelow Perfect Peach, 1 Bigelow English Teatime

Decent, but not very flavorful.

  • 3 Bigelow Strawberry Kiwi

Weak on flavor, but with a sour note. Not good for cold tea.

  • 2 Bigelow Cinnamon Stick

Good stuff! Cinnamon is a bit weak, maybe this would complement chai well.

  • 2 Celestial Seasonings Cinnamon Apple Spice, 1 Bigelow Earl Grey

Very good, clean aftertaste.

  • 1 Stash Double Spice Chai, 1 Bigelow English Teatime

Whoa, strong stuff. Had to dilute a bit, but it is quite tasty. Not quite as much aftertaste as with Tazo chai.

  • 1 Stash Double Spice Chai, 1 Celestial Seasonings Cinnamon Apple Spice

Nice blend. Somehow, all the spicing highlights the apple. Very reminiscent of a spiced cider.

  • 2 Bigelow Earl Grey

Tasty, but almost bland after acclimating to so many spices

  • 2 Tazo Chai

Flavorful and spicy. Needs more cinnamon.