DIY: How to Make Dandelion Tea

dandelion teaA weed is just a plant growing somewhere you don’t want it to. Have you ever heard that? I’ve never been much of a forager….or even much for identifying more than a handful of “weeds” I’d see growing in the yard before I yanked them out and tossed them. Continue reading

Sweet Tea Concentrate Kicks off Holiday With A Bang

Limited Edition Ball Collectible Green Jars

Any quart canning jar will do for your tea concentrate, even the new collectible green jars from Ball. At Lehman’s in Kidron, Ohio or at

Our guest blogger, Sharon Petersen of Simply Canning, has passed along the best idea! She makes sweet tea concentrate, so she can always serve her family fresh, cold iced tea. It’s so easy that we’re wondering why WE didn’t think of it before now!

Her recipe:
1 quart boiling water
1 family sized tea bag or 2-3 regular tea bags
2/3 cup sugar
Dump the sugar into a quart canning jar, and pour the boiling water over it, so the sugar dissolves. Pop in the tea bag (or tea bags), and let steep to the strength you like.

Cover the jar, and store the concentrate in the refrigerator.
To serve: Pour concentrate into gallon pitcher. Fill with ice water to make one gallon. Stir well.
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