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May 15, 2010 “Sweet Iced Tea”

May 15, 2010   “Sweet Iced Tea”

I made tea today…Sweet Iced Tea.  Maybe someone else would like to make some too.  Here’s how I do it…

Fill a small (1Qt.) saucepan with about 3 cups or so of water and put in 6 regular size tea bags, like the ones in the photo; I use Luzianne, but I guess Lipton, or Tetley, or any other brand would be just fine; those of you in other countries will have to figure out a good brand to use.  Very slowly bring the water and tea bags to a nice bubbling simmer; I like to let it simmer slowly for about 10 minutes and then turn off the burner and let the pan rest there.  In the mean time I add 2/3 cup+/-1tbl spoon of sugar (some folks use more sugar, but I don’t like mine so syrupy sweet) into a 1/2 gallon pitcher. Pour the hot tea into the pitcher, using something (I use a slotted spoon) to keep the tea bags in the pan as you do.  Stir the hot tea and the sugar together. Now, run cool water over the tea bags until the pan is full and strain this into the pitcher…repeat this step until the pitcher is just shy of full.

Get a big, clear glass, add lots of ice, fill it with this delicious Southern staple and…Enjoy!

Just Say’n

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One response

  1. reading rosie

    What? No lemon? 😉

    May 16, 2010 at 5:48 am

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