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  • Other Uses For The Ceylon Bodum Iced Tea Maker

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    You don’t have to use the Ceylon Bodum Iced Tea Maker just for tea. It’s great for making other drinks such as spa waters, juice infusions and Sangria.

    SPA WATER

    Ceylon Iced Tea Pitcher

    A spa water is filtered water or mineral water that is infused with fresh fruits, herbs and/or flowers. Creating deliciously refreshing, healthful filtered water is easy and inexpensive when you use the Bodum Iced Tea Maker.

    To make classic spa waters, fill the infuser basket with your choice of fruits, herbs and flowers, fill the pitcher with filtered water and refrigerate 2 to 6 hours before serving.

    One of my favorite recipes for great looking skin is Classic Cucumber Water.

    Classic Cucumber Water

    1 small cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced

    1 lemon thinly sliced

    3 sprigs each of mint and rosemary

    filtered water

    Place thin slices of cucumber and lemon and slightly crushed mint and rosemary sprigs to the infuser basket. Pour 2 cups of boiling water into the pitcher and wait 5 minutes to start the brewing process, fill the pitcher with cold water and refrigerate for 2 hours.

    JUICE INFUSIONS

    For Sunday brunches, make fruit juices special by adding infusions of fruits, spices and herbs. Just place whole spices, chunks of fresh fruit and / or herbs into the filter and fill the Ceylon pitcher with your favorite juice. Chill several hours and enjoy your flavor sensation.

    Try this Bloody Mary recipe at your next brunch.

    Mock Bloody Mary

    1 lemon and lime thinly sliced

    3 sprigs of dill

    1/8 cup celery leaves

    1 large can of spicy tomato juice

    celery sticks for garnish

    Place lemon and lime slices, dill sprigs and celery leaves in the infuser. Pour spicy tomato juice into the Bodum Pitcher and refrigerate for 2 hours. To serve: fill tall glasses with ice, pour in tomato juice and garnish with a celery stick.

    SANGRIA

    Sangria is a fruit filled wine drink that is thought to have originated in Spain. This refreshing and easy to make drink is typically made with red wine and seasonal fruit, and there is no “wrong” way to make Sangria. Just add your favorite fruit to your favorite wine and enjoy.

    To make delicious Sangria, fill the infuser basket with your choice of small chunks of fresh seasonal fruits. Fill the Ceylon Iced Tea Pitcher with your favorite wine and refrigerate over night.

    Here’s a recipe that goes perfect with backyard barbecues.

    Basic Sangria

    1 bottle of red wine

    1 lemon, lime and orange cut into thin slices

    2 Tbsp of sugar

    2 oz of brandy (optional)

    2 cups of club soda

    Place the lemon, lime, and orange slices in the infuser. Mix together the bottle of wine, sugar, and brandy and pour into the Bodum pitcher. Refrigerate over night. When ready to server add the club soda.

    For a great Sangria that goes well with chicken or fish

    White Sangria

    1 bottle of white wine

    1 lemon, lime, and orange sliced thin

    1 handful strawberries or raspberries

    2 oz of gin

    2 Tbsp sugar

    2 cups of a citrus soda

    Place the berries, lemon, lime and orange slices in the infuser basket. Mix together the bottle of wine, gin, and sugar and pour into the Bodum pitcher. Refrigerate over night. When ready to serve add the citrus soda.

  • Why Buy a Ceylon Bodum Iced Tea Maker?

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    Ceylon Bodum Iced Tea Pitcher

    Ceylon Bodum Pitcher

    Iced tea is easy to make without fancy equipment, so why buy a special apparatus?

    The Ceylon Bodum Iced Tea Maker is a heavy-duty plastic pitcher with a removable filter called an infuser basket. All parts are dishwasher safe, and with its sleek design, this pitcher fits nicely into most bins on refrigerator doors. The pitcher is typically available in 50 and 100 ounce sizes and makes tea by the “cold brew” process. Since no electricity is required, this is an excellent pitcher for those that who enjoy camping.

    The Ceylon Bodum pitcher is perfect for making iced tea with loose leaf tea. The unique design keeps the tea leaves in the filter so you always get a crystal clear glass of tea. If you don’t like making iced tea with loose leaf tea, tea packets also fit nicely into the filter. Both loose leaf and tea packets are easy to remove with less mess than the traditional way of brewing iced tea.

    An added bonus to the infuser basket is the ability to add spices, fruit, and herbs with the tea leaves or tea bags to make your own iced tea infusions.

    One of my favorite summertime teas is Madame Butterfly. This is a fruity Green tea, blended with sunflower petals and bits of dried peaches. I like to tuck a stick of cinnamon in with the tea packets to create a taste of fresh peach pie. What a great iced tea for hot Summer afternoons!

    To use the 100 ounce Bodum pitcher for iced tea, add your choice of ¼ cup loose leaf tea to the filter or two iced tea packets, pour 2 cups of boiling water into the pitcher and wait 5 minutes to start the brewing process, fill the pitcher with cold water and refrigerate until the tea reaches the desired strength.