In case you wanted to know, these brands were each $1.99 at our local grocery: Lipton, Tetley, Luzianne. Each box has 24 family-sized tea bags.
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For each pitcher of tea, we boiled the water for the same amount of time. We added the same number of tea bags (4). We added the same amount of hot water (4 cups) and let it steep for the same amount of time. We sweetened it the same (with 1 cup of sugar). Then added the same amount of cold water (4 cups).
We taste-tested freshly brew tea. Then tested again, the next day, after it had been chilled for 24 hours.
|Freshly brewed over ice.|
|Next day tasting ... straight-up cold tea after 24 hours.|
(I bet you can't wait!)
Mom and Dad (who's vote counts the most, right?) both agreed that LIPTON was the most flavorful! I'm wondering what we should vote on next ... best ice cream perhaps?