I used to make tea in those ways as well. But mainly I prefer the Instant Pot method for the taste of the tea. It makes my tea taste both stronger and yet more mellow at the same time. I was like, really you people. The answer is…harder than in the IP and not as good, not as strong, and actually not as economical.
In today's world of scented candles, air fresheners, and plug-in deodorizers, the art of drying flowers and using them to fragrance your home seems quaint. However, making potpourri is an easy craft, the supplies are very inexpensive, and it's a way to reduce and recycle while limiting the chemicals you use in your home. Even if you don't grow all of the flowers you'd like to include in your potpourri mix, a neighbor might not mind handing over a few stems that are past their prime in the garden, especially if you promise her a homemade sachet in return. The best flowers for potpourri are those that retain their color and shape when you dry them. If they are fragrant too, that is a bonus, but you can always add fragrance.
Sweet iced tea is a fave, I am from the south and all. Regardless of how you like your tea, did you know you can make iced tea in the Instant Pot? Hell, you can even make hot tea in the Instant Pot.
Here are some favorites:. Ice Kachang Singapore, Malaysia. Photo credit: Moshe Reuveni via Flickr cc. Beneath a mountain of shaved ice drizzled with red, green, and yellow syrups—plus condensed milk! Chendol Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore.