During the hot summer months and often during the warmer fall months there is nothing I enjoy more with my daughter than a great glass of iced tea. It is remarkable the journey to creating a gret glasss of iced tea as the way you brew, the ingredients you choose and the attention you pay to detail truly make a difference. My daughter likes the old fashioned sweet tea, the kind you brew and use a simple syrup sweet mix, whereas I prefer a tea that tastes of the brew, fresh as the leaves, not strong, just very fresh. Sometimes we get inventive, and add frozen fruits to our tea brewing sessions like during the summer months. One of our favorite things we do is purchase peaches at the local farm, clean, slice and freeze. Then we it is a warm day or a day we have been doing a bit too many chores(that’s anything over one load of laundry, lol), we brew fresh tea and place frozen fruit into the glasses to really make a remarkable glass of tea. Our journey to find an iced tea maker that could fit our passion for brewing refreshing iced tea quickly and fast led us to the Capresso Iced Tea Maker. We lavishly live our tea brewing out loud with this easy-to-use pitcher and brewer.
What is the Capresso Iced Tea Maker? This is an 80 oz(2.5qt) glass pitcher that has a removable lid and a built-in easy to pour from spout. Why is this part important? You will brew your tea in the machine and then it goes into this great pitcher, which is what you serve in, it is like a coffee maker and can be used as a coffee maker, however, the pitcher is elongated and perfect for tea(iced).
The flavor enhancer adjusts the brew strength from mild to strong tasting. How can this effect your tea? If you are brewing a peppermint tea, and you prefer to keep it lighter, allowing the peppermint taste to filter through but not be too robust it is key in restricting the flavor. The lever slides left and right and easily can change how long your tea is steeped before it passes through the leaves.
What I like best about the Capresso Iced Tea Maker, is what makes it the most functional tea maker to date that I have worked with: teh fact that you can use either loose tea or tea bags. The versatility and ability to use whatever tea I have abailable makes it dynamic. Sometimes I will just break open the bags of tea and let them brew as loose leaf. The removable permanent filter is perfect for this and it is so easy to clean. Never worry about residual frm the bags leaking through because it does not.
This is the removable water tank, it makes it easy to fill and unneccesary for me to bring water to the machine. Making tea is really easy, you simply fill the tank, fill the pitcher with ice to the marked off slat, replace the lid on the pitcher, and put the pitcher on the makers. Once our pitcher is in place, fill your tea choice in the permanent filter(if it’s loose), and choose the brew strenght. Touch the on button and that is it, when the tea i done, you simply drink it.
A few things we have done to make it ready to serve frm the minute it is brewed, other than a bit of mixing:
a) We add our sweetner before we add ice and 1/3 cup of water, stirring to make sure it is dissolved.
b) sometimes we just add our favorite secret syrup..shhhh this makes everything taste great from cocktails to tea —
c) adding frozen fruit rather than ice also is an easy way to change up the flavors of your tea and we do this with all types of fruit.
d) If you want a really sassy glass of tea, process your frozen fruit ahead of time in a Ninja, then add that to the tea once brewed and you have a tea slush. We do this with raspberry tea lots of days. It is nothing short of amazing.
No matter your tea preference, strong, mild or sweet, it will always brew perfectly cool and delicious when you use the Capresso Iced Tea Maker. One touch of the On button, ice, water, and tea and suddenly you have a brew fit for the queen. If you have a love of iced tea, this will make you passionate about your brew. Lavishly live your iced tea brew out loud and enjoy fresh, cold tea from the convenience of your home. There is no better way to end a warm, steamy, long day than with an express brewed cup of iced tea and the Capresso Iced Tea Maker delivers it cold.