Rating: 3 stars
12 Ratings
  • 1 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 5 star values: 2

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

Vicky Sheridan, Fountain Inn, South Carolina
Recipe by Southern Living September 2010

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Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Buffy Hargett

Recipe Summary

total:
26 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.

  • Peach Iced Tea

  • Prepare Southern Sweet Tea using 1/2 cup sugar. Stir together 1 1/2 qt. tea, 1 (46-oz.) bottle peach nectar, and 2 Tbsp. lemon juice. Serve over ice. Makes 3 qt.

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