NEVER but NEVER boil water with the tea bag in it. Thats what makes it bitter!! Bring your water (quart) to a good rolling boil, remove from heat drop in 6-8 tea bags, put a top on loosely, cocked to the side, let steep up to 5-10 minutes. Pour into a container (GAL PLASTIC) with one and half cup of sugar stir till dissolved then add cold water to the top. omg SO GOOD!
Southern Sweet Tea
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Steep: 10 Minutes
- 3 cups water
- 2 family-size tea bags
- 1/2 to 1 cup sugar
- 7 cups cold water
- 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.
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