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Here in Texas, we don't trust anyone who doesn't like sweet tea. Don't get me wrong, I'm going to look at you crazy if you say you don't like Dr Pepper, but not liking sweet tea is a different kind of strange. Are you kidding me!? C'mon. Sweet tea is a must, which is why every Texan (and southerner) needs a Mr. Coffee iced tea maker.
Red Diamond tea is yummy, but nothing beats home-brewed tea. Especially if your family goes through it quickly (or if you love pouring a lot of sugar in your pitchers of tea). With this $23 iced tea maker, you'll be able to make two quarts of tea. Get it just in time for summer! Coming home to fresh iced tea will be a wonderful feeling after a hot day outside.
Mr. Coffee Iced Tea Maker Review
- Removable brew basket
- 1-year limited warranty
- ?Auto shut-off after cycle is complete
- Amazon #1 Best Seller
The iced tea maker can brew tea bags or loose leaf tea in single or double servings. And of course, there's a programmed cleaning cycle to keep the glass pitcher clean. Not only is it worth raving about because it makes yummy iced tea, but the sizing of the appliance is fantastic. It's 11 X 7 X 15 inches, making it perfect for countertops.
Of course, I know I'm going on and on about sweet tea, but use the 2-quart pitcher to make your unsweetened tea as well. Too much sugar isn't a good thing, y'all! The water reservoir is so big that you'll have fresh tea all summer long.
You can find the ice tea maker on Amazon for only $23.81. It is Amazon Prime-eligible, which means you can have this 2-quart iced tea maker on your doorstep in just two days if you're a Prime member! The only thing faster than that is the brewing cycle on this teapot!
A customer gave it five stars and wrote, "Add just enough hot water out of your tap to liquefy the sugar. You are making a simple syrup, stir it up really well and it may take 5 to 10 minutes for the sugar to dissolve nicely in the hot water. After the sugar dissolves, add ice to the water line in the picture and leave the simple syrup sugar in the bottom of the picture underneath the ice. Put five teabags in the brewing basket and turn it on. It's really that simple."
After you're done, remove the steeping basket or coffee filter for easy cleaning. Unfortunately, it is not dishwasher safe, so be sure to wash it with warm or cold water. You can also use it to brew coffee grounds. We all know iced coffee is yummy with some syrup flavoring!
Iced Tea Essentials
This tea brewer model is a great pick for brew strength and comes from one of the best coffee brands around. Just be careful with the glass, or you may end up needing a replacement pitcher.
3. Primula Burke Throwback Deluxe Cold Brew Iced Coffee Maker, Comfort Grip Handle, Durable Glass Carafe, Removable Mesh Filter, Perfect 6 Cup Size, 1.6 Qt, Multicolor
Here's a great hot tea/iced coffee maker that's perfect for six cups of your favorite beverage. I love the retro look. Does it remind you of Grandma's kitchen? Don't worry, with BPA-free plastic, it's safer than back in the day.
The Burke Throwback uses an infuser brewing process. Just scoop grinds or tea into the permanent filter, pour cold water into the fill line, and let it soak. Easy as a summer evening.
This post was originally published on March 4, 2021.