Southern Sweet Tea

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Debby DeRousse Recipe
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Houston, TX (pop. 2.1M)
Member Since Jun 2010
Debby's notes for this recipe:
I love iced tea. I think I cut my teeth on iced tea. I drink it morning , noon and night.
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Easy, easy, easy! This classic tea-brewing technique really takes us back to our Southern roots. Sweet tea done right!


Bring 3 cups water to boil in a saucepan: add tea bags, boil 1 minute: remove from heat. Cover and let steep for 10 mintues.
Remove and discard tea bags. Add desired amount of sugar,stirring until dissolved. pour into 1 gallon container and add 7 cups of cold water. Serve over ice.
for Peach Iced tea, use recipe above using 1/2 cup sugar. Stir together 1 1/2 quarts of tea, 1 (46 oz.) bottle of peach nectar and 2 Tablespoons of lemon juice. Serve over ice

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user Karen Smith smilin - Aug 27, 2010
I've just started drinking tea, I didn't know they sold family size tea bags. In case I can't find them, how many regular size would you suggest would equal one family size tea bag.
user Debby DeRousse cakesbydebby - Aug 27, 2010
You will be able to find them, Lipton make them, and Lusiane does too. Might even find some store brand ones but I use Lipton. I don't drink coffee or soda, just tea,even in the winter. Green tea is good too and good for you. Has antioxidents in them.
user Karen Smith smilin - Aug 27, 2010
I am coffee drinker, and am trying hard to not drink pop, I was drinking about 4 a day am now down to about 4 a week. I was worried about finding the tea bags, I know in the south they drink a lot of tea so am figured it may be something more common there, but I am from the north... Michigan. I will try to find them, we have super Walmart now, maybe they might carry them.
user Bennie Shaw mamabennie - Aug 28, 2010
Not only morning, noon and night, but Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring too. Love our tea. No coffee for me, but do like my diet coke (Sonic).
user leanne jinkins yumluver - Aug 28, 2010
have you tried lipton peach? use 1 bag of peach, one bag of regular, and put mint leaves in. :-) i love my tea!!!

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