I bought one of those fancy iced tea makers a few years ago.

I used it often, but when we moved a couple of years ago I couldn’t find the pitcher for it.

I always wondered what in the Sam Hill happened to that pitcher, until I mentioned it in passing to my oldest daughter a couple of months ago and she said ‘Wait….I always wondered where this big pitcher I have came from! I guess it’s your iced tea pitcher.’

So I don’t know how or when, but somehow it had randomly ended up at her house.

Anywho, I knew it would turn up someday so I didn’t want to spend the money on a whole new tea maker. So instead I started making tea on my stovetop.

And when I finally got my tea maker back I realized that my stovetop tea actually tasted WAY better!

So that is the way I have made it ever since….and will forever more….

Anyone wanna buy a tea maker? 🙂


Here’s my super awesome, super easy 7, 6, 5 method of making perfect iced tea every time. I used peach tea bags this go round….

-Start with a 3qt saucepan.

-Fill it with water leaving about an inch at the top.

-Bring the water to a boil, then remove from heat and let cool for seven minutes.

-Add six teabags to the water.

-Let steep for five minutes.

-Remove teabags from water. You can add a sweetener now if desired. (Recommended sweeteners are honey, stevia, or coconut sugar.)

-Stir to dissolve sweetener if using.

-Let tea cool on stove for 30 minutes to an hour.

-Pour in pitcher and place in fridge to chill.

Serve over ice.

Before you go….

Hey! I’m Julie.

I help busy moms feed their families healthy foods in a lot less time.

I’m the founder of Well Fed Families, a mom of three kids who I had over the span of 21 years (I like doing things slowly sometimes), a lover of food, and an 80’s rock fanatic. I also dig jail shows and anything from the 1940s.

As you can tell from the above I’m a little weird. I‘m also a little funny (okay, sometimes a lot funny).

But one thing’s for sure…..I’ve been doing this healthy eating thing for my family for a loooooong time.

And most importantly? Moms who are feeling overwhelmed by that whole concept are my HEART! I want to help you in any way I can, because I know how hard it can be sometimes. 

So take a load off and stay a while. I’m super glad you’re here. <3

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