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To make this version sweet, stir 1/4 to 1/2 cup sugar into the hot tea, stirring until dissolved. This recipe is unsweetened so you can try our delicious herb-flavored syrups and sweeten to your taste.

Priscilla Kendrick, Hendersonville, North Carolina
Recipe by Southern Living May 2007

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
5 mins
steep:
5 mins
total:
15 mins
Yield:
Makes 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 medium saucepan; add 2 family-size tea bags, and remove mixture from heat. Steep 5 minutes. Remove and discard tea bags.

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  • Pour tea into a 1/2-gal. heatproof container, and add ice cubes to fill; stir. Serve over additional ice, and garnish, if desired.

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