Sip & Save with Refreshing Iced Tea

A simple idea that can save you more than $1,000 per year – custom brewing your own iced tea at home versus buying it ready-made or at a café.

The Capresso Iced Tea Maker makes it easy to brew a refreshing pitcher of iced tea at the touch of a button, into a beautiful glass pitcher for serving and storing in the fridge.  Flavor enhancer adjusts brew strength from mild to strong, and removable permanent filter accommodates loose tea or tea bags.

How much can you save?  Check out this chart based on the average iced tea drinker who enjoys 2 servings per day:

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Green Plum Iced Tea

We love experimenting with different flavors, and we recently discovered Korean green plum syrup, which adds a mildly sweet and sour tang to our Iced Tea.

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Ingredients:

8-10 tea bags

¼ cup syrup, we like Ottogi-Cooking-Plum-Extract (found in Asian markets or Amazon)

Fill the pitcher with ice. Add a ¼ cup of plum syrup to the pitcher.  Fill the water tank with fresh cold water, and place 8-10 tea bags (or your desired portion of loose tea) to the filter basket. Push the brew button, and allow the tea to brew.

Bubble Tea

Bubble Tea goes by many other names including pearl milk tea, or tapioca tea. This sweet tea-based beverage, featuring the distinctive tapioca balls and a foamy layer on top, became a worldwide sensation after emerging as a beverage in Taiwan in the ‘80s. Since then, it has inspired the creation of many different varieties of bubble tea, including those made with Matcha, fresh fruit or jelly, then served, chilled, frothed, blended into smoothies and even hot.

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Here’s our version made in the Capresso Iced Tea Maker:

Ingredients

4 tbsp of loose tea leaves (or 8-10 tea bags)

¼ cup of boba tapioca pearls

Sweetener, to taste (honey, agave, etc.)

Milk, to taste (can use your choice of dairy or non-dairy milk)

Fill the water reservoir of the Ice Tea Maker.  Place tea in the filter basket.  Fill pitcher with ice and insert the pitcher to start brewing.

While the tea is brewing, bring a pot of water to a boil on the stovetop.  Once the water is at a rolling boil, pour in ¼ cup of boba tapioca pearls and cook for five minutes.  Then, drain and rinse the pearls.

 

Now, we’re ready to make the tea:

Place pearls in the bottom of a glass

Add sweetener of choice

Add ice cubes

Pour ice tea, leaving room on top for milk

Add milk

Stir and enjoy!

 

Creative Cocktails with Coffee & Tea

Unleash your creativity by creating cocktails with coffee, tea and more.  Here are some of our favorite tasty drinks to celebrate World Cocktail Day (May 13th) or any day.  Cheers!

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Iced Kahlúa Cappuccino

Frozen Coffee

Frothy Hot Butterscotch Cocktail with Oat Milk

Brazilian Hot Chocolate

Mocha Almond Joy Milkshake

Creamsicle Frothed Cocktail

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Pom Tea Martini

Green Tea Sangria

Green Tea Mojito

Green Tea & Champagne Cocktail

 

Orange Pomegranate Iced Tea

Cold is hot this season. Spice up your get-togethers and soothe your winter blues with our Orange Pomegranate Iced Tea. Filled with cinnamon, pomegranate and orange, it makes for the perfect winter drink.

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Orange Pomegranate Iced Tea

  • 8 orange pekoe tea bags
  • ½ cup pomegranate juice
  • cinnamon sticks
  • 2 medium sized oranges, unpeeled, sliced
  • sugar, to taste
  • whole cloves, to garnish

Fill the pitcher with ice, cinnamon sticks and sliced oranges. Save some of the sliced oranges and cinnamon sticks to garnish. Fill the water tank with fresh cold water, and place 8 bags of orange pekoe tea (or your desired portion of loose tea) to the filter basket. Push the brew button, and allow the tea to brew.

Once brewing is complete, pour the ½ cup of pomegranate juice, and sugar to taste, into the pitcher and stir. Pour into tall serving glasses and garnish with orange slices, cinnamon sticks, the cloves, or even pomegranate seeds, and enjoy!

To find out more about Capresso products, visit www.capresso.com

Lavender Iced Tea

A refreshing iced tea with gentle floral notes, our Lavender Iced Tea recipe is perfect for the springtime!

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Lavender Iced Tea

2 servings

  • 4 white tea bags
  • 4 lavender tea bags
  • 1/4 cup honey

     

    Add honey to the Iced Tea Maker pitcher. Fill pitcher with ice to the ice level marking and place pitcher with lid onto the machine. Place tea bags into the brew basket and close lid. Turn on machine and let brew. After brewing, pour tea into ice-filled glasses and sweeten with extra honey if desired. Enjoy!

    To find out more about Capresso products, visit http://www.Capresso.com

Chaider Recipe

Chai + Apple Cider = Chaider. Our new recipe is perfect for summertime sippin’.

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Chaider

1 serving

  • 4-oz fresh apple cider
  • 6-oz water
  • 1 bag of chai tea
  • Whipped Cream (optional)

Fill your H2O PLUS to the minimum fill marking and bring the water to a boil. Once the water has finished heating, pour approximately 6-oz into a large mug with the tea bag and let step for 4-6 minutes. Then, remove the tea bag and add the apple cider. Stir well with a small spoon and top with whipped cream. Enjoy!

To find out more about Capresso products, visit www.Capresso.com.

Rosemary-Ginger Iced Green Tea

Iced green tea infused with ginger and rosemary is crisp, refreshing and perfect for any time of the year. When you drink this soothing, healthful beverage, your body (and taste buds) will thank you! What are your go-to flavor combinations for iced tea?

 

Rosemary-Ginger Iced Green Tea

  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 1 inch of fresh ginger, peeled and sliced into thin rounds
  • 1⁄4 cup honey or sweetener, if desired
  • 8 green tea bags

Add rosemary and ginger to your Iced Tea Maker pitcher, plus sweetener if desired. Fill pitcher with ice to the ice level marking and place pitcher with lid onto the machine. Place tea bags into the brew basket and close lid. Turn on machine and let brew. After brewing, pour tea into ice-filled glasses and garnish with extra rosemary, and enjoy!

To find out more about Capresso products, visit www.Capresso.com.

Warm Winter Tea

If cold season has you feeling down, try some tea. Ward off winter chills with jasmine infused green tea, citrus and honey – to keep you healthy or help soothe a sore throat and build your immune system. Cozy up this weekend with a cup of Warm Winter Tea:

 

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Warm Winter Tea

1 serving

  • 1 Tbsp loose-leaf jasmine green tea
  • 1 Tsp honey, or to taste
  • 2 (thin) lemon slices
  • Water (5-8 ounces)

Using your H2O Steel PLUS, press the 160°F (Green Tea temperature setting) to heat water to near boiling. Pour the heated water into a mug, and steep the tea for about 3 to 5 minutes. Add in the lemon slices and honey, and enjoy!

To find out more about Capresso products, visit www.Capresso.com.

Pear White Iced Tea

Take summery iced tea into fall and winter by taking advantage of seasonal fruit. You can’t go wrong with the flavor of fresh pears in this delicious and easy recipe for Pear White Iced Tea – perfect for a crisp autumn day.

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Pear White Iced Tea

  • 1 can of sliced pears in juice (15 oz)
  • 8 white tea bags

Using your Capresso Iced Tea Maker, add sliced pears and juice to the pitcher. Fill pitcher with ice to the ice level marking and place pitcher with lid onto the machine. Place tea bags into the brew basket and close lid. Turn on machine and let brew. After brewing, pour tea into ice-filled glasses, and enjoy!

To find out more about Capresso products, visit www.Capresso.com.