Southern Sweet Tea

Southern Sweet Tea Recipe

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Jill Cooks


Lemony iced tea sure is refreshing on sweltering days!!

Always enjoyed all year round here in the south.

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makes 2 quarts
Stove Top


1 cup sugar
2 quarts cold water
zest (cut in strips with a citrus zester)
juice from 2 lemons
5 regular -size tea bags

How to Make Southern Sweet Tea


  • 1In a saucepan, bring sugar, water and lemon juice to a boil, stirring regularly.
  • 2Remove from heat and toss in lemon zest strips and tea bags.
  • 3Allow to steep for 30 minutes.
    Strain and then chill.

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About Southern Sweet Tea

Course/Dish: Other Drinks
Main Ingredient: Coffee/Tea/Beverage
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy