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Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia DeGaris Pursell Photo by: Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia DeGaris Pursell

Southern Sweet Tea

It's known as the house wine of the South, and every family has a signature brew.

Southern Living MAY 2011

  • Yield: Makes 10 cups
  • Hands-on:10 Minutes
  • Total:26 Minutes

Ingredients

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

Preparation

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.

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