Southern-Style Sweet Tea

Southern-Style Sweet Tea

Blogger Paula Jones from Bell'alimento shows us how to make Southern-Style Sweet Tea.

Prep Time

10

Minutes

Total Time

2:30

Hrs:Mins

Makes

8

servings

8
cups (2 quarts) cold water
6
tea bags iced tea
1
to 1 1/2 cups sugar
Ice
Lemon slices, if desired
Fresh mint sprigs, if desired
  1. Heat 4 cups of the water to boiling. In large heatproof bowl, place tea bags; pour boiling water over tea bags. Cover with foil; let steep 15 to 20 minutes. Remove and discard tea bags.
  2. Add sugar to tea; stir until sugar is dissolved. Pour into large heatproof pitcher. Stir in remaining 4 cups cold water. Refrigerate until chilled.
  3. Serve tea well chilled over ice, garnished with lemon and/or mint.
Makes 8 servings (1 cup each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
If you can’t find tea bags labeled “iced tea” at your grocery store, use any type of black tea bag. If family-size tea bags are available, substitute 2 family-size bags for the 6 regular-size bags.
If you like your tea super-sweet, use 1 1/2 cups of sugar. If you’re preference isn’t as sweet, only add 1 cup.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
        Exchanges: Free*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.