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Classic Iced Tea

July 14, 2004

1 teaspoonful of loose tea,

or one tea bag (see note)

1 cup cold water

Bring cold tap water to a full boil. Pour the boiling water over the tea. Brew 3 to 5 minutes. Add more water after the brewing period for weaker tea. Pour over ice. Sweeten as desired.

Note: For larger quantities, bring one quart of cold water to a rolling boil. Remove from heat and add 8 to 10 tea bags per quart of water. Steep 3 to 5 minutes and pour over remaining cold water or ice cubes to prepare quantity desired.

- Mix a cup of orange juice into a pitcher of freshly brewed iced tea and toss in a few orange and lemon slices for a citrus-y kick.

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- Stir a handful of pureed raspberries into a pitcher of iced tea, then add some whole raspberries and a few sprigs of fresh mint.

Recipes courtesy of Joseph P. Simrany, president of the Tea Association of the U.S.A., Inc., www.teausa.com

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