Tropicana iced tea blend is a very flavorful blend of Ceylon tea, tropical flavoring and fruit pieces. When iced it makes a great glass of smooth, fruity tea that will cool you down during the most extreme summertime heat. A must have during the summer days! Summer sun, a great book and freshly brewed Tropicana iced tea, perfection!
Brewing Tips: To make a great tasting glass of iced tea, brew one quart of cold, filtered water for every 6 tea bags or 6 teaspoons of loose tea used. Remember that you make iced tea stronger than regular hot tea to compensate for ice dilution. Once the water has come to a boil, pour it directly over the tea and steep Green Teas for 3 minutes and Black Teas for 5 minutes. Remove the teabags or strain the loose tea out of the teapot. Let the brewed tea cool down to room temperature before adding ice. Chilling the tea after it has cooled helps keep the brew’s appearance clear.
If your chilled glass of iced tea clouds, try slicing some citrus fruit and adding it to the glass. Since they make a nice garnish, many iced tea drinkers will add lemons, limes, oranges and even grapefruit slices. These fruits are high in acid and will help balance the tea’s PH level, thus making it visually clearer. If tea clouds immediately following brewing, lower the water’s brewing temperature.