How to prepare instant tea

Serves: 30



To prepare instant powdered tea or sweetened iced tea mixes, it's best to follow package directions, as the amount needed may vary by brand. However, as a general rule, you can follow these proportions:
To prepare hot tea using instant tea:
For one cup, use a level teaspoon instant tea to a teacup (about 5 ounces) of boiling water.

For a potful, use 2 level tablespoons instant tea for each quart of boiling water.

To prepare iced tea using instant tea:
For one glass, use a rounded teaspoon of instant tea for each 6 to 8 ounces of cold water.

For a pitcherful, use 2 rounded tablespoons for each quart of cold water.

How to make a tea concentrate:
Use this convenient method to make your own "instant" tea. It's especially handy for parties or whenever you're serving a crowd.

1. Heat a quart of cold tap water to a full rolling boil.

2. Pour over 2/3 cup loose tea. Cover let stand 5 minutes.

3. Stir and strain into a quart pitcher or teapot. Keep at room temperature and use within 2 hours do not refrigerate.

4. To serve, pour 2 tablespoons of concentrate into a cup and fill with hot water.

This How to prepare instant tea recipe is from the Tea Lover's Book Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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