Southern Sweet Tea

Southern Living
If you like tea that's really sweet, add the full cup of sugar.

 

Makes 2 1/2 qt.

Ingredients

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3 cups water
2 family-size tea bags
1/2 to 1 cup sugar
7 cups cold water

Preparation

Prep: 5 Minutes
Cook: 5 Minutes
Steep: 10 Minutes

1. Bring 3 cups water to a boil in a saucepan; add tea bags. Boil 1 minute; remove from heat. Cover and steep 10 minutes.

2. Remove and discard tea bags. Add desired amount of sugar, stirring until dissolved.

3. Pour into a 1-gal. container, and add 7 cups cold water. Serve over ice.

Peach Iced Tea: Stir together 1 1/2 qt. Southern Sweet Tea made with 1/2 cup sugar; add 1 (33.8-oz.) bottle peach nectar and 1/4 cup lemon juice. Stir well. Serve over ice. Makes about 2 1/2 qt.

Tea 'n' Lemonade: Stir together 2 qt. Southern Sweet Tea made with 1/2 cup sugar; add 1 cup thawed lemonade concentrate, and stir well. Serve over ice. Makes 2 1/4 qt.

Created date

July 2007