Southern Style Sweet Tea

Pam Snyder

By
@mpsnyder

If you've ever lived in the south then you know what "good" sweet tea tastes like. This is how the "southern side" of my family makes their tea. I personally don't like it this sweet so I only use half of what is called for and it's usually granulated Splenda an not sugar.


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Serves:

16 (makes 1 gallon)

Prep:

5 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Ingredients

2 c
sugar
1/2 gal
water
1
tray of ice cubes
3
family size tea bags or 6 regular size tea bags, we use lipton tea
3 1/8 c
cold water, or as needed

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Pour the sugar into a large pitcher.
Bring water to a boil in a large pan.
2
When the water begins to boil, remove from the heat, and place the teabags in.
Let steep for 5 to 6 minutes.
3
Remove tea bags, and return tea to the heat...
Bring just to a boil, then pour into the pitcher, and stir until the sugar is dissolved.
4
Fill the pitcher half way with ice, and stir until most of it melts...
Then fill the pitcher the rest of the way with cold water, and stir until blended.
5
Note: If you are counting calories you can substitute the sugar with any sugar substitute.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Non-Alcoholic Drinks
Other Tag: Quick & Easy