Basic Southern-Style Iced Tea

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Elaine Bovender

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@Elaine55

Here in the South, we love our iced tea. Here is just a basic, simple recipe for making ice tea the way that I was taught by my mother and grandmother. You can add lemon or any other flavors that you like to this wonderful, basic recipe. Hope y'all enjoy!

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
Makes one gallon
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 1 large
    tea bag (gallon sized)
  • 4 to 6 c
    water
  • 1 1/2 to 2 c
    sugar (you may also use splenda)
  • SPECIAL NOTE: IF YOU DON'T HAVE THE GALLON SIZED BAGS, YOU MAY SUBSTITUTE 10 INDIVIDUAL SIZED TEA BAGS.

How to Make Basic Southern-Style Iced Tea

Step-by-Step

  1. Add water and tea bag(s) to a medium sized saucepan and bring to a boil. When water and tea bag comes to full, rolling boil, remove from heat and steep for 5 to 10 minutes.
  2. While tea is steeping, add sugar/Splenda to a gallon sized pitcher. After tea has finished steeping, remove tea bag and pour concentrated tea into pitcher. Add cold water to finish filling pitcher and stir well. Add ice, lemon or other flavorings and enjoy!
  3. Special Note: I make this tea using Splenda because my husband is diabetic and can't have the sugary kind. It still tastes great, but if you add lemon, you may not need to add quite as much.

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About Basic Southern-Style Iced Tea

Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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