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Old 05-02-2009, 06:05 PM   #11
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when i had more family members in my home, made lots of sun tea and kept in fridge. never lasted longer than three days. now for me i buy crystal light......can't have sweet tea with reg. sugar, this has splenda. it last me at least a week, doesn't seem to be a problem

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Old 05-02-2009, 06:18 PM   #12
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We use the Crystal Light too. It really took a jolt for us to start, but now that we are used to it, we're ok with it. We keep it in the fridge no matter what kind it is.

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Old 05-02-2009, 07:24 PM   #13
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i've never heard of that myself. i make tea all year long and have for several years. it will last in the fridge for up to one week before going bad. i make the tea by the gallon.
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Old 05-03-2009, 12:31 AM   #14
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It's more of a quality issue than a safety issue. Tea will tend you taste bad after a day if you don't refridgerate it, but refriderating it will sometimes make it appear cloudy.

If I brew tea I usually get thru the gallon in one day, even if it's just me!
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Old 05-03-2009, 06:35 AM   #15
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as long as you boil water to make your tea, it has no problem keeping in fridge. been doing it for years.

Sun tea however is not good. I read where since the water doesn't boil it creates a bacteria in the tea. There was a big article on it I read. It made me go throw the tea I had made right out and never have made it again.

I found this on it http://www.snopes.com/food/prepare/suntea.asp
there are many more articles on it, if you type in sun tea warnings.
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Old 05-03-2009, 09:17 AM   #16
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I drink iced tea all the time and I'm pretty picky about it. I don't like the taste and cloudiness it gets in the fridge, so I leave it sitting out on the counter. Two days is the max on it...it tastes nasty after that. It's important make sure the pitcher has been scrubbed out well before the tea is poured up. A rinse-out doesn't do the job.

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