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Thursday, March 3, 2016

Southern Style Sweet Tea

Southern-Style Sweet Tea

A shady front porch and a glass of this iconic Southern beverage are the perfect combination for a warm summer afternoon.


cups (2 quarts) cold water
tea bags iced tea
to 1 1/2 cups sugar


Lemon slices, if desired

Fresh mint sprigs, if desired


  • Heat 4 cups of the water to boiling. In large heatproof bowl, place tea bags; pour boiling water over tea bags. Cover with foil; let steep 15 to 20 minutes. Remove and discard tea bags.
  • Add sugar to tea; stir until sugar is dissolved. Pour into large heatproof pitcher. Stir in remaining 4 cups cold water. Refrigerate until chilled.
  • Serve tea well chilled over ice, garnished with lemon and/or mint.
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