Serious Eats: Talk
Serious Efforts: Brewing the Perfect Pitcher of Iced Tea
Iced tea is my beverage of choice. I don't drink coffee or colas. For some reason, I am unable to brew a drinkable pitcher of iced tea. I don't use loose tea: usually Luzianne.
I have used glass pitchers, plastic pitchers, you name it. I have steeped the tea for varying amounts of time (I like it strong). I've added fresh lemon and sweetener before refrigerating AND I have tried adding lemon and sweetener for each glass that I pour.
My complaint: EVERY time I make it, under varying circumstances, it ends up cloudy and unappetizing. This is demoralizing, considering I can make pretty much anything except tapioca from scratch and iced tea. Any and all help would be appreciated. I need a caffeine buzz.