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- Patented Flash Chill technology chills freshly brewed iced tea in 30 seconds
- Airtight and leakproof lid locks in freshness and prevents spills
- The fine mesh infuser allows the option to use loose leaf tea or tea bags
- Makes 8 servings (2 Quarts)
- BPA-Free Tritan
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Fresh + Flavorful Iced Tea In Minutes
Choose your favorite tea bags or loose leaf teas. Twist infuser into lid.
Fill Tea Maker halfway with hot water. Brew tea.
Remove infuser, top off with ice and seal lid airtight. Shake for 30 seconds. Serve and enjoy!
Combining our tea infuser design with our patented Flash Chill Technology, making delicious iced tea is fast and easy. The 2Qt Flash Chill Iced Tea Maker makes 8 glasses of iced tea.
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I had not seen this "Flash Chill" model before and based on the pictures, like that the brewing cup was much longer then others so you do not have to brew a whole pot if you only want half. I later realized why it is called the Flash Chill and that the longer brew cup has extra bonus uses.
Unlike the other models were the brewing area is only about 1/3 of the way into the pot, this one goes almost to the bottom. It is intended for brewing a double strong half pot and then filling the rest of the maker with ice so it chill very fast, hence the "Flash Chill' name. It works great for it's intended purpose and brews great tea that can be chilled very quickly and consumed right away without waiting.
I also discovered that the longer brew cup is great for teas that expanded greatly. We have a couple of loose leaf teas that triple or quadruple in size and this handles them with room to spare. I am not a tea expert, but I believe this tea maker lets the tea expand and seep much better then if the tea was constricted like it would be in a smaller tea maker.
You can also use this large brew cup to add fresh fruit to teas after brewing, or lemonades, etc. without the seeds or pulp getting in the beverage. This additional use as an infuser is a great bonus.
Large brew cup gives lots of options
Handles boiling water right from electric kettle
Water tight seal so it can be stored on it's side
Flash Chill preparation option gives you fresh time without the wait
May be too big to stand up in all fridges, but can be laid on it's side
• it had to be a minimum 2 quarts,
• be airtight so that last night's roasted garlic chicken didn't permeate the pitcher and make for garlic tea the next day
• it couldn't be another gadget to plug in and set on the counter (I wanted to be able to put in hot water, add tea, put in the fridge and steep) and
• it had to be easy to use and clean.
This search had been going on for months and I was determined not to buy something that might be ok only to use it for watering plants or filling the dog's water bowl.
After seeing this pitcher on a flash sale site and reading more about it I was cautiously optimistic. I checked the flash sale's web price against Amazon and sure enough, cheaper. Plus I could use my prime account and get free shipping (something not available on the OTHER site). We love this thing. It met all of the "must have's" and passed beautifully. I set up a pitcher of tea at the end of each day, put it in the fridge and the next morning my family has cold, fresh brewed, clean tasting iced tea. The filter is simple to clean when loose leaf tea is used with a few shakes in the garbage and a bottle brush and it's good to go. It fits easily on any shelf in my refrigerator that would fit a normal 2 liter of pop (since it's a rather tall pitcher) and, as long as the lid is screwed on tight, I can shake the pitcher after adding some ice to the filter basket and the tea chills without leaking.
Bonus: I noticed from the promo material in the package that there is a thermal sleeve you can get for traveling and keeping you beverages cold and a citrus juicer that you can attach to the mouth of the pitcher to juice citrus directly into the beverage.
5-Minute Fresh-Brewed Iced Green Tea
This iced tea preparation method is FAST, and still delivers unsurpassed taste. Amazingly simple and effective (did I mention fast!), the method is adaptable to any tea variety. Best of all, if you use the brand of green tea recommended, it costs ~$1 to make 2 quarts (64 ounces) of iced tea, or about 15 cents per 8 ounce serving of tea!
• 2 qt container
• 8 x 1.5g bags (12g) green tea (or to taste)
• Dash matcha (optional)
• I qt water
• ~1 qt ice
1. Bring 1 qt water to 175 deg F (NOT boiling)
2. Transfer hot water to container
3. Add tea (and dash of matcha)
4. Remove tea after 45 seconds - 1 minute
5. Add ice to make 2 qts (i.e. 1 quart tea + 1 quart ice = 2 qts)
6. Agitate (stir or shake) to melt ice
7. Pour into a glass over ice
• This method is adaptable to any type of tea desired by using 8 tea bags (or the equivalent in grams), and modifying the steeping temperature and time as appropriate. I like to make an iced hibiscus tea (16g hibiscus leaves per 2 qt final volume, 212 deg F boiling water, steep 5 min).
• The time it takes to heat your water is really the time-limiting factor in this preparation. You might be able to beat 5 minutes, or perhaps it will take you 8 minutes. I use an electric tea kettle that has an adjustable temperature control. As explained below, temperature does matter.
• Yes, that's right, that's how green tea is done. The Japanese have studied green tea for centuries, and you use water heated to 175 degrees and steep it for 45 seconds to 1 minute. They tell you to bob the bag three times, then hold it above the tea and shake it three times before discarding. Seriously, they have studied this issue. If you like stronger tea add more, but steeping it longer just makes it taste bitter, or so say countless generations of people who have made it their business to know something about such things. Of course you can burn it with boiling water and let it get bitter, just saying. Or maybe it’s different with Chinese green teas, I have found I prefer the Japanese teas.
• The container can be any sort of pitcher or jug, and it is especially nice if it has a lid that seals so you can shake it to melt the ice. Takeya makes a good one that includes a strainer. Make sure to think about how you will remove your tea ahead of time if you don’t have a strainer or the strings aren’t long enough…chopsticks work in a pinch.
• I recommend Costco Kirkland Signature Brand green tea, which is manufactured by Itoen in Japan. Costco picked the best supplier they could find, and then provide it to members at the lowest price possible (that’s what they DO). It includes a bit of powdered green tea called matcha in each bag that really adds to the flavor of the tea.
• Matcha is a finely ground powder of specially shade-grown and processed (the stems and veins are removed) green tea. Many Japanese restaurants use matcha to make their green tea, both hot and iced. If you don't use the Costco tea, you can always add a bit of matcha, or you can flavor the tea entirely with matcha.
• If you like your iced tea sweetened or with other flavorings like ginger or jasmine, add it after steeping but before adding the ice (between Steps 4 and 5). Agitate it a bit to help combine the sweeteners/flavorings if that helps.