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In this section, we will learn how to prepare 3 very simple and delicious tea drinks. We will learn how to make hot tea, Iced Tea, and the Arnold Palmer. We prepare our iced tea using a large batch of Iced tea, so we will also learn how to make a batch of the iced tea base.

 

Hot Tea

 

 

Let’s first start by learning how to prepare a hot tea. The steps in preparing a hot tea are very simple:

  1. Our hot Teas come in a single serve punch, so we will start by removing the tea bag from the pouch and placing it in our hot cup.
  2. Place a Java Jacket on the cup since this drink will be very hot.
  3. Fill your cup with hot water from the espresso machine or the drip coffee brewer
  4. Add any requested flavors to the cup. We offer several different flavors of hot tea, so typically the flavors that will be requested by a customer will be sweeteners, honey, or cream.
  5. Finally simply place the lid on the cup with the string of the hot tea hanging over the side of the cup and the tea bag left in the cup.

 

As I mentioned, we offer several different flavors of hot tea. The steps in preparing each of these different flavors will remain the same. You will simply select the type of tea that the customer requests then prepare using the steps above. The types of hot tea we offer are:

  1. Breakfast Blend
  2. Cinnamon
  3. Earl Grey
  4. Green tea
  5. Paris
  6. Passion Plum

 

 

Arnold Palmer

 

 

Named after the famous golfer, the Arnold palmer is a drink made using half iced tea and half lemonade. This is an amazing refresher on a hot summer day. The Arnold Palmer can be made using any of our favorite flavor combinations (we typically recommend the Fruity and citrus flavors with this drink), but most often this drink is just ordered plain with no extra flavors. Use the following steps to prepare the Arnold Palmer:

  1. Fill your cold cup 3/4 full of ice or up to the top line on your cold cup.
  2. Add any lemons to the cup if requested by the customer.
  3. Fill the cup half way full with iced tea
  4. Then top the remainder of the cup with Lemonade.

 

 

Iced Tea

 

 

Iced tea is very simple to repair. Our iced tea can also be made with any of our favorite flavor combinations but typically customers will only ask for a sweeter such as our simple syrup. Use the following steps to prepare an iced tea:

  1. Fill your cold cup 3/4 full of ice or up to the top line on your cold cup.
  2. Add any lemons to the cup if requested by the customer.
  3. Fill the cup with iced tea.
  4. Add any sweetness requested by the customer.

 

Making a Batch of Iced tea

 

Iced tea is always prepared by making a large batch that we will use to serve to our customers. We use two different tea bases to prepare these drinks. So we will prepare a batch of Green tea an a batch of Black tea. th steps used to prepare both are the same. Use the following steps to prepare a batch of iced tea:

  1. Place two of the large tea bags (either green tea or black tea) into a pitcher
  2. Fill the pitcher about 1/4 of the way full with hot water from the espresso machine or Drip coffee brewer. We want just enough water to ensure the tea bags are completely submerged in the water.
  3. Let the tea bags sit in the hot water for 20 Minutes
  4. Use tongs to remove the tea bags from the pitcher and throw away the tea bags. This will leave only the tea concentrate in the bottom of the pitcher.
  5. Fill the rest of pitcher all the way full with cold water
  6. Label the batch of iced tea so we can identify it (be sure to write if it is green tea or black tea). Then write an expiration date for 3 days from when the batch was brewed.
  7. Place the batch of iced tea in the refrigerator and the tea is then ready to serve.

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