We love iced tea and make it all through the year. Sure, it is wonderful on a hot summer day, but I love it even in the winter. I will drink cans of iced tea and iced tea crystals, but I far prefer fresh brewed iced tea. It tastes so much better. I brew the tea, add a little sugar, a couple slices of lemon and put it in the fridge to let it chill. It is so refreshing!
Recently I had the opportunity to try the Takeya Flash Chill Iced Tea Maker. This product is designed to speed up making iced tea so that you can have fresh brewed iced tea that is nice and cold within about 10 minutes.
Takeya has many different tea blends that are packaged in vacuum sealed portions. One package is good for the 1 quart Iced Tea Maker and 2 packages is needed for the 2 quart model. The tea blends available by Takeya include black tea, green, mint, roiboos, hibiscus and more.
Dump the loose leaves in the filter basket. It is also possible to use other tea as well. Tea bags, and other loose leaf tea blends all work really well in with the Iced Tea Maker.
Once the filter basket is filled with tea, attach it to the lid.
Boil some water and fill the pitcher half full with the hot water. Lower the filter basket into the pitcher and screw the lid on. Let the tea steep for about 5 minutes.
After the tea has steeped for about 5 minutes, take off the lid and remove the filter basket from the lid. The water will have a strong concentration of tea. That is no problem, because the ice cubes added later will dilute it to the perfect tea strength.
Fill the pitcher with ice cubes. I also added a couple slices of lemon and lime. Twist the lid firmly on the pitcher.
The lid seals onto the pitcher quite firmly and allows you to shake the pitcher without any fear of leakage. Shaking it helps to chill the tea rapidly. Within minutes, you have fresh chilled iced tea.
The Takeya Flash Chill Iced Tea Maker is simple and that is what I love about it. Making iced tea is not a difficult task, but Takeya simplifies it and allows you to make iced tea in minutes. They have really nice tea blends that taste wonderful, but it is also great that this works with other teas as well. It is possible to add sugar, honey, citrus and more to make the iced tea exactly as you like it. They also have some recipes on their website if you are in the mood for a unique iced tea flavor.
Pick up the iced tea maker at Amazon: Takeya Flash Chill Iced Tea Maker
Disclaimer: Takeya provided me with the Flash Chill Iced Tea Maker. They did not pay me for this review and the views expressed above are my honest reactions after trying the product.