Iced tea is the perfect Summer drink. I love it on it’s own, and it’s also a great base to add liquor for fun cocktails. I’m a tea lover, and I often find myself brewing fresh iced tea instead of buying it. Fresh brewed iced tea tastes so much better than its bottled/canned counterpart, and it also contains none of the artificial ingredients and processed sugars that packaged varieties do.
Below, you’ll also find out how to win The Art of Iced Tea Collection, which contains 2 Teavana iced tea flavor blends, a 32 oz Teavana Perfectea maker, 2 tea tins, and a bag of rock sugar.
When brewing iced tea, I prefer to use Teavana tea, which is made of premium loose leaf tea and chunks of fruit. In these photos, I’m brewing one of my favorite tea blends – the Pineapple Berry Blue.
First, I put a pot of water (about 32 oz) on the stove to boil.
I put a few scoops of tea into my empty 32 oz Perfectea maker, and add a few scoops of the Teavana rock sugar. I love this sugar because it’s derived from beets, which is ultimately better than eating white processed sugar. I still use it in moderation, though.
Once my water on the stove is hot, I carefully pour it over the tea and sugar in the Perfectea maker. I fill the Perfectea maker until the water reaches about a half inch or an inch from the top.
While waiting 3-5 minutes for the tea to brew, I fill up some glasses with ice. In the Summer, I put mint leaves in my ice cube trays while they’re freezing for a fresh pop of flavor.
Once the tea is brewed, I carefully lift the Perfectea maker and center it over my glass. When the bottom of the Perfectea maker touches the glass, the brewed tea releases, and when it’s lifted the stream of tea stops. This makes it really easy to pour perfect servings without having a mess.
Last, I garnish my glasses with colorful straws, fruit, and mint leaves.
So – here’s how you can win your own Iced Tea Set, which includes:
- A blue 32 oz Teavana Perfectea maker
- 2 premium tea blends: Pineapple Berry Blue and Raspberry Limeade
- 2 tea tins (blue and pink) to store your tea
- A 1 lb bag of rock sugar
On instagram: Follow @minnie_in_manhattan on instagram, and locate any of the photos from this post at the top of my feed. Comment on the photo and tag friends. Each friend you tag counts as an entry for you. If your friends also follow and tag, not only are they entered to win, but you get additional entries as well 🙂
On Facebook, Like my Minnie in Manhattan page, locate a photo from this post and tag your friends. Same rules as above.