Wednesday, October 12, 2011

How To: Tea for large gatherings.:)

I have had many occasions where I needed to make a large amount of tea. Mostly for my family who come over to visit often and EVERYONE seems to LOVE my tea. I will get asked to make it for family gatherings I thought I would tell you an easy way you can make LOTS of tea without having to carry gallons and gallons of tea to them. First of all I only use Lipton tea. I have tried several brands..but Lipton is the BEST. Some things I will skimp on and get because they are cheaper..but Lipton tea...Miracle Whip salad dressing and Jif Peanut Butter aren't one of them.:) First I get a small sauce pan seen above and fill it almost to the top with water.Add four tea bags to it and bring it to a boil.

Turn it off after it boils and then let it sit for a few minutes to cool a bit so it doesn't melt my container.:) Remove tea bags and discard.

Put the tea in a closed container..with a lid. These are quart size I think. I got them at the Dollar Tree.(buy one for each gallon of tea you will need.They are a dollar a piece at the Dollar Tree. Add the amount of sugar you use for a gallon of tea to the container.Stir to mix sugar with the tea until it dissolves. You can place these in a box for carrying to your gathering...or place in the refrigerator..according to how many you make. * Make sure you have a one gallon tea pitcher to continue this process. Now..when you get to your gathering..take one of these containers of prepared tea and add it to your gallon pitcher.Then add water to just below the pour spout.Stir and serve tea.When the gallon pitcher is empty ...repeat the process...add a container of the prepared tea..fill pitcher with water ..stir and serve. This makes it soo easy and you don't have to worry about not having enough tea to go around.Plus..even the rest of the family knows what to do when the tea pitcher gets empty.:) Your work has already been done!! They also don't take up as much room in your refrigerator if you are needing three or four gallons of tea.

This works really well for me so I thought those of you with large families or church gatherings..might find this info useful.

Now..onto other things...I missed the last two steps going down the stairs yesterday afternoon.My heel caught the step I was coming off of and tripped me and I went tumbling.Fortunately was only the bottom two steps...otherwise..I may have been confined to the bed for a while.:) I told my friends on Facebook that I now have a new meaning to "Stop..Drop..and Roll.LOL Let's see...I have a kink in my neck..a sore knee..on my left bad ankle (right leg)is hurting more..I bent my big toe back on that same foot. Hit my shin and bent my bad wrist back when trying to stop my fall.All in all..I am in a lot better shape today than I thought I would be.Just really sore.:( I am moving a bit slower today too...but thanking the Lord that I didn't do more damage.:)
I won't be making a Mojo Monday card today cause Robby called and said he and family are coming over in a little while.Thus..the story of the tea.hehe Had to make some for their visit.:)

Thanks for stopping in and please don't leave without letting me know you were here.:)



Judy said...

Thank goodness you could of hurt yourself bad. Good idea for a tea party ...way to go girl always thinking. Well I am still trying to put together a Mojo card...where is yours ...(just joking) Have a great evening.


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Samantha said...

Thanks for the tip on the Tea! and so sorry to here you had a bit of a I guess glad to hear you are ok...sorta... well that nothing got broken :)
I hope you had a wonderful visit with your son and family and i hope you are feeling better tomorrow.

smiekeltje said...

Oh bummers, Valinda! Be more careful(who is saying that????). Glad nothing really bad happened to you cause of the trip of the stairs. But still, you have some discomfort. Still good to hear nothing is broken!
Take it a bit more easy for the next few days, girl,!
Good idea for the tea, about the same my mother did when having a gathering of some kind. Make an extract of tea, and when needed pour a bit of it in a cup or teapot, and add hot water to it. Sugar was put on the table, cause not everybody wants that.
Have a wonderful day( stay away from stairs, as much as possible LOL).