Really good iced tea is not as difficult as you think.

Ok you guys, it's totally iced tea season! 

First of all, I would like to state that every single tea in our Summer Seasonal lineup is designed to be delicious iced. Score! Between those yummy flavors and my instructions below for perfect iced tea, so you can be sure all your friends will be very impressed with your ridiculously tasty iced tea.

Don't you want to be drinking this right now?
Secondly, I would like to assert that making really phenomenal iced tea with loose leaf is so easy you will feel silly for being nervous about it all these years. A-like so:

Step one: Fill two T-Sac (or other bags, or filters, or whatever you use for loose leaf) with 1 tablespoon each of delicious, magical loose leaf tea. Place one bag each in two big ol' teapots (6-8 cup capacity).

Step two: Fill your kettle with 1/2 gallon (preferably filtered) cold water. 

Step three: Boil that water! (for white/green tea, lightly and gently bring that water to a bare simmer!)

Step four: Pour that water over your tea in the teapots!

Step five: Steep that tea maybe a little stronger than you normally would!

Step six: Pour that tea over ice in a big ol' pitcher!

Step seven: Drink that iced tea!

Easy! If you like your tea stronger, use more leaf. If you don't have two mondo teapots, use whatever vessels you have around! If you have questions, leave us a comment and ask! You officially no longer have any excuse to be drinking sub par iced tea

Now obviously, this is a super simplified jumping-off point. It doesn't have to be more complicated than this. If you want to finesse your iced tea game, check out our Tea Brewing 101 and Cold Brew Season blog posts for next-level iced tea inspiration.

Wanna mix(ology) it up? We have a number of tea-based cocktail ideas, both boozy and zero-proof, in our Recipes section!

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