I finally got around to testing out my new Mr. Coffee Iced Tea Maker. It's been sitting in the back of my car all this time. It's not that I'm a procrastinator - although I am - it's that I've been so busy I can barely stop to pee. Now THAT's busy.
This afternoon the weather is hot but muggy, and instead of being feverishly hurrying through lines of code, I'm hurrying up and waiting for phone calls to be returned. The beauty of the hurry-up-and-wait is that the ball is now in their court, so I have a minute to pee and do other things - like make iced tea!
I wish now that I'd rescued this little doo-dad from the car sooner. It's wonderful. My new favorite thing. I can now have tea in the afternoons again. It says on the destructions that it makes great iced coffee too, so I may have to try that. It was easy to use and quick - it took about 10 minutes for the water to heat and steep through. I used a combination of Adagio Ti Kuan Yin tea and a lemon spice concoction. And the result is cool and delicious.
The downside (there's always something, isn't there?) -- the parts are not dishwasher safe. What the??? That is a MAJOR downer. And of course the hubs isn't happy about having yet another appliance on the counter. I told him we need to remodel the kitchen so we have more storage space. Heh. I guess that does seem like an overkill solution.