I've been making tea this way over 20 years and you couldn't pay me to go back to that boiling-on-the-stove method again. (Honestly, I doubt I'd remember how....) (Sorry, Mom.)
All you need are the following:
- 1 microwavable glass container. (I use a Pampered Chef Mix & Pour, but I have also used a plain Pyrex bowl.)
- 1 gallon pitcher
- Family size tea bags. (I use 2, my hubby uses 3 or 4. He likes his tea to be strong enough to get up and walk out of the microwave on it's own.)
- 1 1/2 to 2 cups sugar
- wooden spoon
Fill the microwave dish until almost full. (You don't have to measure anything at this point. Trust me on this.)
Add the tea bags.
Microwave on high 9 minutes.
*The dish will be HOTTTT when you remove it from the microwave. Use mitts!
Meanwhile, pour the sugar into the pitcher.
Pour the tea over the sugar but DO NOT squeeze out the bags! (This makes dark, cloudy tea.)
Stir with the wooden spoon until the sugar is dissolved.
Fill the pitcher the to the top with cold water.
No steeping, no waiting...just add a slice of lemon or lime
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