DC water gets two pinkies down...
March 28, 2008 8:10 PM Subscribe
ThirstFilter: Help me figure out to make iced tea that doesn't suck, despite DC's terrible municipal water.
posted by Inspector.Gadget to food & drink (16 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I grew up drinking iced tea made from regular old Lipton black tea and rather hard water. Since moving to DC, I've tried:
1) Lipton teabags, unfiltered water.
2) Lipton teabags, water filtered through a Brita (sometimes twice).
3) Fancy black tea, unfiltered water.
4) Fancy black tea, filtered water.
Whatever I do, it still ends up tasting almost entirely like tannins and cardboard. I boil the water in a normal tea kettle and pour it into a pot with a few teabags. The water/teabag ratio is about the same as I've always had it, as is the brewing time. Suggestions? I drink a full pitcher of iced tea a day or more and subcontracting out to Honest Tea (as delicious as it is) is hell on my wallet.