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Southern Sweet Tea

Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia DeGaris Pursell
Hands-on time 10 mins
Total time 26 mins
Yield Makes 10 cups
It's known as the house wine of the South, and every family has a signature brew.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups water
  • 2 family-size tea bags
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 7 cups cold water

How to Make It

  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. Discard tea bags. Add sugar, stirring until dissolved. Pour into a 1-gal. container, and add 7 cups cold water. Serve over ice.