How to make Ice Tea


  • Use black tea
  • Hot-Brewed:
    Bring 8 cups water to a simmer; remove from the heat and add 3 tablespoons loose tea or 6 tea bags. Let steep about 4 minutes, until it’s the strength you like. Strain loose tea with a fine-mesh sieve or remove the tea bags. Let cool, then transfer to a pitcher, cover and refrigerate.
    Combine 8 cups cold water and 6 tablespoons loose tea or 10 tea bags in a pitcher. Cover and refrigerate 15 to 36 hours, until it’s the strength you like. Strain loose tea with a fine-mesh sieve or remove the tea bags.
    Sweet Teas:
    Combine 3/4 cup each sugar and water in a saucepan and add 1 infuser, if desired. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves, then remove from the heat and let cool. Strain the infused syrup through a fine-mesh sieve (you’ll get about 1 cup).

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Non-Milk Based Espresso Drinks


Basic Espresso Drinks

Solo Espresso: a single shot of espresso
Doppio Espresso: two shots of espresso
Espresso Macchiato: espresso shots with a dollop of foam
Espresso Con Panna: espresso shots topped with whipped cream
Americano: espresso shots with hot water
Latte: espresso shots with steamed milk, topped with a layer of foam
Mocha: espresso with chocolate, steamed milk, usually topped with whipped cream
Latte Macchiato: steamed milk topped with a layer of foam and a ristretto shot of espresso
Cappuccino: espresso with half steamed milk, half foam. “Dry” refers to more foam than the standard, and “wet” refers to more milk than the standard. “Bone dry” means espresso shots, then filled to the brim with foam.

Macchiato: refers to a drink “marked with” something: “marked with” foam, “marked with” a shot of espresso, etc.
Ristretto shot: using the same amount of coffee grounds, water is only poured to produce the first half of an espresso shot. A ristretto shot still contains most of the caffeine and is sweeter than a full shot.
Portafilter: the “thing” you put the coffee grounds into to pull espresso shots.
Split Shot: half decaf, half caffeinated
Shot-in-the-dark, Red Eye, or Pile Driver: this drink–drip coffee with a shot of espresso–goes by a variety of amusing names.