Home-brewing your own iced green teas

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  1. Werdna

    Werdna Livin' the SLO Life...

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    Just started doing this and I love it. Just brew 1-2 bags of green tea in a little bit of really hot water. wait 10+ mins, then dump it into a larger glass bottle (sobe bottles work well). then add some kind of sugar free juice (lemonade, orangeade etc) or just add 3-4 packets of splenda. then fill the rest with water and refrigerate. each bottle should now contain approximately:

    100mg caffeine
    1-2g carbs, 10 or less calories
    300-400mg antioxidants
    vit C or anything else that was in the added juice

    i drink these things all day long. definitely great for cutting. very cheap too. and great-tasting. :bigthumb:
     
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    iced green tea rules. You ever have the Green Tea with citrus that came out not too long ago...I'm addicted to it but I can't find it cheaper than $5.99/12 pack.

    Edit: I drink the diet version with no calories
     
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    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    Lipton makes it, good shit. :)
     
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    yeah those are good, but i wanted something with more than just a tiny bit of green tea and no caffeine. my little creation has way more antioxidants and as much caffeine as a cup of coffee.
     
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    Green tea is nasty when it's cold. Sorry.
     
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    hot green tea with honey > * if you're sick though.. and regular is just good period.
     
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    i agree, which is why it's diluted by either water or juice and sweetened. the tea taste is very mild.
     
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    lemonade is sugar free?
     
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    For all you tea lovers out there... learn to brew your tea correctly cause it makes a huge difference. I steep most of my teas for 1-3 minutes depending on the tea type then remove the bag. It'll get bitter if you leave it in too long.
     
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    certain brands offer a sugarless product...minute maid and tropicana i know of
     
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    true, more bitter but stronger :cool:
     
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    Another option is when you are brewing it put some medium chopped ginger in it. Strain out the ginger.

    During the summer before I leave for work I just throw a large clear pitcher out filled with water and about 4 tea bags in it. Come home throw it in fridge and enjoy.
     
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    I make green tea at work. I have a bag of loose leaf stuff that I got at a Japanese Market ($2 for the bag which has 11ty billion servings worth in it, and it tastes awesome). One day I made some tea, forgot about it, and came back to my desk like 4-5 hours later. The tea had been sitting there steeping for 4-5 hours and was cold. It was terrible.

    I chugged it and got a wicked caffeine buzz :nikko:
     
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