I'm a tea drinker. Iced tea, pure and simple. Plain old Lipton or Luzianne is my favorite. I don't much care for flavored teas. I don't even drink sweet tea anymore. Strong, yes. Very strong. A tall glass of strong iced tea on a hot summer day is pure heaven to me.
Because of health reasons, I drink decaffeinated tea most of the time. And decaf tea is very expensive; almost twice as much as regular tea. Many years ago, I found a tip on how to decaf your own tea. It's very simple. You pour boiling water over regular teabags, then pour it off and about 95% of the caffeine is washed away.
Here's my recipe for making a 2 1/4 quart pitcher of delicious iced tea:
3 family sized teabags
2 cups boiling water/ divided
Place the 3 teabags in a Pyrex measuring cup and pour 1 cup boiling water over them. Let them sit for 45 seconds, then pour off water. Add 1 cup boiling water and let the tea steep for 20 minutes or longer.
Pour tea into a 2 1/4 qt pitcher, fill measuring cup with cold water and press teabags, then pour into pitcher. Repeat until pitcher is filled. Refrigerate.