Iced-Tea-Drinks--Quenching Thirsts
Around The World

Iced-tea-drinks are some of the most popular drinks in the world. Many people may be under the impression that it's only popular in America, with so many stories of how hard it is to get ice in other countries. However, there are numerous countries that enjoy this cool, refreshing beverage.

Cuisinart CPK-17 PerfecTemp Electric Kettle

Cuisinart CPK-17 PerfecTemp Electric Kettle

Iced tea drinks are an extremely versatile drink and can be served in numerous ways. It all depends on your preference and what you like.

It can be sweet or unsweetened, served with your favorite flavorings like lemon, raspberry, peach, and strawberry. Some people even enjoy mixing their tea with half and half, and with other beverages like lemonade or cranberry juice.

It's common practice to steep your tea leaves or tea bags in boiling water. However, many people prefer making sun tea, which uses the heat of the sun to brew or even cold brewed tea by placing it in the refrigerator for about 24 hours.

These are all great ways to make iced-tea-drinks. If you prefer something faster and more convenient, there are plenty of iced-tea-makers to cater to your needs. These iced-tea-makers can brew a perfect pitcher of tea in about 10 minutes.

To Sweeten, or, Not to Sweeten your Iced-Tea-Drinks

This is usually a personal preference. Many people like their tea so sweet that it could be considered syrup, while others prefer theirs unsweetened. You also have to take health issues into account. With diabetes on the rise it's best to enjoy your tea unsweetened. Even using sugar substitutes come with their own drawbacks.

Tea is reported to be healthier than coffee and it contains less caffeine. This is the reason that so many have switched to drinking tea over coffee, whether it's hot tea or iced tea. Icing tea down does cause it to lose some of its antioxidants so you may want to try having a cup of hot tea in the morning before switching to iced.

Should you buy an iced tea maker?

This is a personal preference. If you love the traditional way of steeping your tea in boiled water, then a machine may not be right for you. If you want to save time and make things easier on yourself, an iced tea maker will be a dream come true for you.

Two of the most popular iced tea machines are the Hamilton Beach Iced Tea Maker and the Mr. Coffee 3-Quart Iced Tea Maker. These are relatively inexpensive and offer years of tea brewing pleasure.

Hamilton Beach 40911 Iced Tea Maker

Hamilton Beach 40911 Iced Tea Maker

Mr. Coffee TM70 Iced Tea Maker

Mr. Coffee TM-70 Iced Tea Maker

Don't forget you can also buy electric pots for making the perfect cup of hot tea too. The Cuisinart Stainless Steel Electric Kettle shown near the top of this page is a great machine for this purpose. It's also extremely versatile if you enjoy different varieties of tea. It offers 6 temperature settings so you always have the perfect iced-tea-drinks.

Breville One-Touch Tea Maker

Breville One-Touch Tea Maker

We've also just completed our review of the Breville One-Touch Tea maker along with a complete comparison of all of these tea makers.

Just follow the links below until you find the one that's perfect for you, then sit back and enjoy a nice tall glass of iced tea.

See All of Our Iced Tea Maker Reviews

See The Breville One-Touch Teamaker Review

See Our Cuisinart CPK-17 Electric Kettle Review

See Our Hamilton-Beach-Tea-Maker Review

See Our Mr-Coffee-Tea-Maker Review

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