Saturday, April 17, 2010

One more appliance we can't live without

Look at our new toy! It's an iced tea maker and it is awesome. The Iced Tea Maker is to Iced Tea what the Aeropress is to coffee... The purest form of flavor packaged in the brilliance of instant gratification. Sure we could make sun tea and let it sit all day (possibly collecting ecolli). Sure we could boil water and brew the tea and then cool it and add ice. But why do all that work when you can have one nice little contraption that premeasures everything, does all the work for you, and is ready to drink in just a few minutes! This model we picked up was less than $20 at Fred Meyer. I decided a while ago that I was giving up soda pop for the month of April. Hot tea has been a great substitute but as the seasons begin to change, I started thinking about what cold drink options there were and my sister introduced me to the contraption. It was love at first sight. I can't imagine even wanting a Coke when fresh brewed iced tea is available. It just tastes so much better and is actually refreshing instead of just pure a sugar/caffiene rush. I can't wait to experiment with all the different flavors of tea, especially fruity ones like blueberry and pomegranate. Even just plain green tea or black tea is delicious. And as far as giving up soda goes, I can't believe how much better I feel overall. Better hydrated + less water retention = a much happier Cindy. I wonder if I gave up soda eternally like I have chips how much this little $20 Iced Tea maker would save me? $20 a month? $30 a month? For the rest of my life... Cha-Ching!


  1. A LOT! You save a LOT of money. I switched from Mt. Dew to tea a year ago and it's been great. Tea has more caffeine than soda, so no headaches, but none of the sugar, and it costs about a penny a glass. Plus I dropped 20 lbs without changing anything else. Of course my weekly Dew intake was larger than most college campuses, so your mileage may vary. :)

  2. Wow, congrats on making the change! I had no idea tea had more caffeine than soda. But I think I'm ok with that. It's the sugar/high fructose corn syrup I'm trying to avoid.

  3. I do get a bit of a buzzzzz when i am chugging the iced T all day but then sometimes i brew a batch of herbal blueberry instead to keep the peace.