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Iced Tea

Do specialty packages blended specifically for iced tea really make a better pitcher than a chilled-down version of the old-fashioned stuff?

Published Sept. 2, 2009

What You Need To Know

While most flavored, sweetened, and canned or bottled iced tea is created specifically to compete in the soft drink market, manufacturers are recognizing that some tea buyers want to brew regular tea, chill it, and add their own flavorings. We decided to test several labeled "specially blended for iced tea."

We conducted two tests, both using spring water brought to the same temperat...