This would include iced tea made with boiling water fallowed by steeping and iced cold water. And iced tea made strictly from iced water alone.
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About a day for us.
It's pretty sturdy in the fridge.
A touch of baking soda in tea rounds out the tannins in iced tea. Just a pinch. Will soften it--especially if you have hard lime water in your area.
Thanks. Was hoping for longer, though!
I make and consume iced tea all summer long and try to make the amount we will consume in about 3 or 4 days. Beyond that time it starts to taste "stale".
If you keep the tea refrigerated the 3 - 4 days sounds right. I have had iced tea served to me in restaurants that has the off taste of mold. I assume that means it's not kept in the fridge and/or kept too long. I prefer making it with boiling water to steep, but you can put water and tea in the fridge for cold brewing -- that may have an edge on keeping time.
This is a cold drink recipe with a tea/syrup base. The syrup will keep a long time (refrigerated). If you want a longer keeping period than you get for standard steeped tea, you could use this as a model for a concentrate, then add as you wish. I've really enjoyed it -- http://www.food52.com/recipes...
3 or 4 days in fridge should be ok
Thank you everyone for your opinions!
I never leave tea overnight. To me, it loses the snappy astringent-ness and just tastes flat.
Dose diet tea go bad after a few days in water??
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