Prep Time
5 Mins
Cook Time
5 Mins
Steep Time
10 Mins
Yield
Makes 2 1/2 qt.

How to Make It

Step 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.

Step 2

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

Step 3

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

Step 4

Peach Iced Tea: Stir together 1 1/2 qt. Southern Sweet Tea made with 1/2 cup sugar; add 1 (8-oz.) bottle peach nectar and 1/4 cup lemon juice. Stir well. Serve over ice. Makes about 2 1/2 qt.

Step 5

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.

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