Sweet Iced Tea

This is a Southern Classic Drink. You can not go anywhere in the South without getting Sweet Iced Tea. Every family and any Place you go to here it is different but is basically made the same way. I am going to share with you the way our Family makes and enjoys our Tea. With this Tea you can add Lemon Slices, Orange Slices or Sprigs of mint. Any way you make it you will enjoy it.

2 Tea Bags ( I use Lipton Family Size Tea Bags. You can find them at your local grocer)

12 c. Water

1 c. Sugar

Ice

 

(1.) In a Sauce pan add 4 cups of water to the pan and bring to a boil. Add the Tea Bags and stir gently. Turn Heat off and cover with a lid and let steep for 20 minutes. Remove the Tea Bags and discard. Add the sugar and stir until dissolved. Pour Tea Mixture in to a one gallon Pitcher. Add the rest of the water and stir. Throw in enough Ice to bring the tea mixture to the top of the pitcher. Leave about a 2 inch border from the top so the mixture does not pour over the edges. Stir to make the Mixture cold and nearly all the Ice will melt.  If not it is ok. It will just keep it cold longer. Pour tea over Ice filled glasses and enjoy.

 

In the South this is a Staple. We have Tea year round and not just in the Summer.  You can use your favorite Tea just use enough to make 1 gallon of Tea. It keeps in the fridge up to 1 week if it lasts that long. Hope you enjoy a little drink of the South.

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