Amazon Shoppers Swear By This Carafe for Making Perfect Iced Tea — and It’s 40 Percent Off Right Now
I live in Georgia, where people (including this writer) have strong opinions on how to make and serve the best iced tea. Pretty much everyone here swears by their own certain brand of tea (Luzianne is the best, and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise), and I’ve witnessed polite yet heated debates on whether cold-brewed or hot-brewed iced tea is better. I even know a surprising number of diehard sun tea fans, and I’ve personally been chastised for ordering unsweetened iced tea (the shame!!). But one thing everyone can agree on is that you need a good pitcher to make good iced tea, and according to over 8,000 Amazon shoppers, this is THE ONE. And, it’s 40 percent off right now.
The Hiware 35 oz. Carafe is labeled as a water carafe and it is great for infused waters, orange juice, or any other beverage, but it really shines when it comes to making iced tea. Since it’s made from borosilicate glass, it can withstand temps of up to 300 degrees Farenheit, so it’s safe to use for brewing tea with boiling hot water. The borosilicate glass is also much lighter than traditional heat-proof glass pitchers, not to mention much healthier, safer, and tastier than attempting to make iced tea in a plastic pitcher. (Don’t ever do that, btw.)
What also stands out about this much-loved carafe is its somewhat magical lid. It allows for easy, drip-free pouring thanks to a hinged spout that opens when the carafe is tilted. The whole process is so seamless, one reviewer initially overlooked it. “I was removing the metal lid insert initially when pouring versus just giving it a gentle touch to tip open the lid,” she says. “It’s almost imperceptible that the lid is open after tipping, but beverages magically pour without drips.” Reviewers also love that the 35 oz. carafe fits perfectly in their fridge door shelves, although if you’re looking for a larger pitcher, Hiware also makes a 64 oz. version, which is also on sale.
Amazon reviewers are not shy about spilling the tea (er, not spilling it) on this carafe. One reviewer simply calls it the “PERFECT CARAFE!” Another raves, “this piece is so beautiful and is perfect for my ice tea especially here in Florida during the summer!!” Multiple reviewers also love that it’s easy to clean and won’t absorb flavors over time, and the silicone lid prevents their iced tea from absorbing any fridge odors from other foods.
Given the current deal on this carafe, you may want to go ahead and buy two. And I guess you could use one for lemonade. But only so you can make Arnold Palmers.
Buy: Hiware 35 oz. Carafe, $17.99 (normally $30)