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

Vicky Sheridan, Fountain Inn, South Carolina
Recipe by Southern Living August 2007

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
5 mins
steep:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Yield:
Makes 2 1/2 qt.
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Ingredients

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Directions

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

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

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

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