Iced Tea for a Crowd
My Mom has this fabulous tea pitcher, she’s had it for as long as I can remember. I wish I had a picture of it, it is so cool. One of the reasons it is so cool, is that it holds a lot of tea. I would say a gallon, at least.
I have searched for a tea pitcher like hers for several years now, to no avail. I’ve only been able to find half gallon pitchers. And yes, they are easier to handle for pouring and whatnot, but a half gallon doesn’t go very far when you have a crowd of people over.
So, here is yet another “Trick of the Trade” from The Frazzled Mama.
First of all, pay no attention to my spotted window. Thank you.
See, each of these mason jars of tea concentrate will make a half gallon of tea. I add 2/3 cup of sugar, and 1 family size tea bag to each jar. Then, I fill the mason jar with hot water. Put the lid on and shake gently. Then, let them sit until you are ready to use them. When you are ready, pour the tea concentrate into your pitcher, and then top the pitcher off with water.
This way, you have tea ready, without needing tons of pitchers.
And any refined southern lady knows you have to have sweet tea for you guests. ;)