I think everyone knows that here in the South, we love our sweet iced tea. And we don’t understand when we are in other parts of the country why they don’t serve it! Really, bring us a glass of unsweetened tea and packets of sugar?
So here is how we make it at our house. Just enough
lemon and and sweet but not too sweet.
As with most things we make, measurements may not be exact, but this is pretty close!
1 1/2 cups sugar
4 Family Size Luzanne
Tea Bags ( we use Luzanne because we can’t get Red Diamond here and we think Lipton is too bitter)
1 gal pitcher
In a 2 quart sauce pan, boil water. DO NOT PUT TEA BAGS IN
Once water is boiling, remove from heat and put the 4 teabags in the
water. While the tea is steeping, put the sugar in the pitcher.
Quarter the lemon and squeeze the juice onto the sugar. Then add the lemons. Yep, just toss ’em in.
Squeeze the teabags and remove from water. Pour hot tea into the pitcher and stir. Fill the rest of the pitcher with water. Chill and enjoy~
See how easy this is to make such a Southern staple?
Now get your glasses out, fill with ice and enjoy!
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