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!

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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

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.

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.

Fun Facts About Coffee & Tea

Find out more about what you’re brewing in your Capresso machines every morning with these fun facts about coffee and tea!

 

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1) A coffee plant can live up to 200 years. When sprouting, the top of the plant looks like a little seed, which grows into a bushy plant that can live for two centuries. – Via Huffington Post

2) Approximately 85% of tea consumed in America is iced. – Via TeaUsa.com

3) Any type of coffee roast can be used to make an espresso; the grind size and preparation are what makes it an espresso. – Capresso Espresso Facts

4) Espresso has 1/3 less caffeine than drip coffee. – Capresso Espresso Facts

5) There are two primary types of coffee cultivated for drinking: Arabica and Robusta. – Via Good Housekeeping

6) To extract the best taste from your tea start every time with fresh, cold filtered water. Never re-boil water that has been left in the kettle as the taste could be stale or flat. – Capresso Guide to Steeping Tea

7) In 2014, Americans consumed over 80 billion servings of tea, or more than 3.60 billion gallons. – Via TeaUsa.com

8) Used tealeaves are good for growing roses and ferns, and can be used to help lower the soil’s pH. For more on Tea in the Garden, view our blog post here.

 

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

Iced Tea Recipe Tips

A frosty glass of iced tea pairs perfectly with summer weather, so we’re sharing iced tea extras to kick up this summertime beverage. These twists on tea are perfect to try in our Iced Tea Maker. Do you have a favorite addition to iced tea?

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  • Simple Syrups. Sweeten with simple syrup instead of granulated sugar to allow the sweetener to dissolve more easily into the iced tea. To make simple syrup, heat 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar until the sugar dissolves, cool before using.

– Or, jazz up your iced tea with other sweeteners such as honey, agave nectar, stevia or flavored syrups.

  • Have fun with fruit. Add fruits for a refreshing flair to iced tea. We suggest lightly muddling the fruit with a wooden spoon in the Iced Tea Maker pitcher to release the flavorful juices before brewing.

– If using canned or jarred fruit, add the juice/syrup from the can for extra flavor and added sweetness.

  • Play with herbs. Adding herbs can also kick up the flavor of your cup. Choose from lavender, mint, basil, spearmint, jasmine, chamomile, rosemary and many more for an invigorating take on tea.
  • Tea Cocktails. Feeling rowdy? For delicious adult tea cocktails, add 1 cup of your favorite liquor such as vodka, gin, rum or tequila directly to the pitcher.
  • Custom Blend. Mix different types of teas or mix flavored and unflavored tea for delicious custom blends. We suggest using half flavored tea bags and half black or green tea bags for a delightful twist.
  • Sparkling Tea. Shake your thirst with sparkling iced tea. To make in the Iced Tea Maker, only fill the water tank half way for brewing then add 12 oz of cold sparkling water or seltzer to the pitcher after brewing.

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

 

Iced Tea Month Giveaway: Enter to Win

It’s giveaway time! In honor of National Iced Tea month, we’re celebrating this summertime staple by giving away our Iced Tea Maker to two lucky fans!

  • Starting Friday, June 12, visit Capresso’s Facebook page, and click on the “Giveaway” tab to submit an entry form.
  • Two winners will be chosen at random from fans that enter.
  • Giveaway ends Monday, June 22.

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Official Facebook Rules:

JURA Inc. is sponsoring this Contest of two (2) Iced Tea Makers ($59.99 retail value). No purchase necessary to enter or win. In order to enter the Contest, you must agree to these Official Rules. The Rules consist of: (i) the terms and conditions on this page; and (ii) the Entry Form. If you do not agree to the Rules, you are not eligible to participate in the Contest or to win any of the prizes. You agree that registration for this Contest and/or a submission of an entry in the Contest constitutes your agreement to these Rules. The Contest is open to legal residents of 50 United States or District of Columbia and aged 18 or older at the time of entry. Employees and their family members of JURA Inc. are not eligible to win. Contest entry period begins June 12, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. CST and ends, June 22, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. CST.  To enter, visit http://www.facebook.com/capresso. Click on the “Giveaway” tab and “like” Capresso, then follow the directions and submit a completed entry form. JURA Inc. accepts no responsibility for submissions delayed or lost, however caused. One entry per person. JURA Inc. will select two (2) winners at random and notify the winner via email within 48 hours of contest end. The notification email will be sent to the email address listed on the entry form. If the winner does not reply within twenty-four (24) hours of notice, he/she forfeits the prize and JURA Inc. reserves the right to select a new winner. JURA Inc. is responsible for shipping one (1) Capresso Iced Tea Maker to each winner. Prize will be shipped ground. No Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest endorsement. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest. You are providing your information to JURA Inc. and not to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest. The information you provide will only be used for winner notification purposes.