Cold Green Tea - Recipe
biggest complaints we've heard about drinking green tea is that it
can be rather bland, dry, and very expensive to buy in that crystal
clear version of green tea you purchase at the store.
since we have developed an alternative, the question has come up as
to how much real "green tea" is in those store
versions. We know it's filtered to make it look pretty, but
how much would you have to drink to get a healthy shot of green
tea? Since it's a proprietary formula, your guess is as good
out to find a green tea version that is tastier, probably has much
more real green tea in it, and one that definitely costs less.
Where the Lipton version can cost you well over a dollar a bottle,
our version tends to run more like a gallon of the stuff for the
same price. And ours is essentially a zero calorie one as
special note - we purchased our ingredients in the large Costco size
containers, so keep this in mind when calculating your
savings. However, cold green tea has become THE staple in the
company fridge here, and replacing soda.
number two - don't expect this to be the crystal clear sanitized
looking version of green tea you purchase at the store. Unless
you purchase the big filters that strain out all the stuff that
nature puts into the tea, this is going to not be as pretty.
tea recipe (makes one gallon)
green tea bags
- 4 oz
tub Crystal Lite mix (half gallon size)
the cold green tea, bring about a quart of water to a boil and drop
in the 10 tea bags to steep until the water cools off - about an
the concentrated green tea mix into a gallon container, and add cold
water to the pan with the tea bags in it to wash out the rest of the
tea. Pour this into your gallon container as well. Doing
this will pull about 25% more actual tea out of the bags.
your other ingredients in no particular order, stir, and top off the
rest of the gallon with cold water and refrigerate.
right away, you can add substantial ice to the gallon before topping
off with water. As it cools the mix, the ice melts to make