Originally Posted by IainDaniel
Maybe I am just a little weird. I throw a bunch of tea in a jug (usually white tea) put in some boiling water, and let steep for a little bit. Pull out the tea bags, throw some ice cubes in and mash up some lemons, and add some stevia.
It's the boiling part that's too hard for me. My routine is: put a pot of water on to boil, go upstairs to study, and then come down a half-hour later to find the pot dry and ruined. Actually, come to think of it I guess that's why they make those whistling teapots people always have on TV and in the movies. In any case a machine is $20 and I don't know that a teapot is much less than that.
I'd be happy a long as it makes iced-tea better than the stuff that comes in 2-liter bottles. I want to always have tea ready, like it's on tap. As for loose tea, that just came to mind because the Hamilton Beach says it can take that, and I've never used loose tea.