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Easy to make, I cut the sugar to 1/2 cup, 1 cup is what I normally use for a gallon. Great tea to get us thru until it's warm enough for sun tea. Thanks for sharing!

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CRYSTALINA Haldeman February 23, 2004

This really works. The only change I made was to add a little more sugar because my family really likes SWEET TEA! LOL

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Audrey M October 07, 2003

This recipe came in handy when I was visiting my mom's and we all wanted iced tea at the last minute. It was really good. I only used 3/4 cup sugar and it was plenty. Thanks for this easy recipe!

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The Giggle Box January 30, 2004

GREAT recipe! I started the ever-popular Atkins diet and was desperate for things I could have to drink. I used the cold-brew tead bags, about 2/3 c. Equal sweetener, and the juice of 1 fresh lemon. AWESOME!

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Parrot Head Mama January 18, 2004

This tea is so refreshing! I halved this recipe and gave it a go. I made this using Chamomile herbal tea bags, added a little(about 1/3 cup) more of sugar and used the juice of 1 lemon and prepared it. It's really nice! Thank you for sharing this wonderful iced tea. This will be really nice to enjoy in the peak summer months. Thanks again!

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Charishma_Ramchandani October 12, 2003

Thanks for a basic recipe I can play around with to invent our "perfect iced tea." This time I used a combination of half pomegranate and half lemon tea bags. It had a nice fruity flavor to it. I may reduce the sugar next time. I wouldn't have said it was "too sweet," but maybe sweeter than necessary.
NOTE: I have been using 1/2 cup of sugar to prepare "sweeter" teas and 3/4 cup sugar to prepare "less sweet" teas and this has worked well for us. I also sometimes omit the lemon juice if I don't think it will work well with the flavor of the tea I am using.

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berry271 July 02, 2012

Much too sweet and strong. Easy enough to alter, but somehow it is still not the "perfect iced tea" I am in search of.

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ladyfingers July 12, 2007

This was WAY TOO SWEET! Not only that, but it was also too strong. I made half. I used mango tea (might be the reason it was also sweet) I added a bit more water and evened it out, but still too sweet. It's a good recipe to alter though, since I never knew the 'basics' of ice tea. Next time I will use only a couple of teaspoons of sugar and 2 bags instead of 4. Thanks for this recipe!

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Mascha November 13, 2006

Perfect....just as stated!

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NcMysteryShopper August 02, 2006

Boy, was this ever delicious!!! I so enjoy drinking iced tea, but had never found a suitable recipe to make it until now. Next time (and it will be soon), I am going to use Splenda in place of the sugar. A very delightful refreshment to serve on a hot summer's day. Thanks a bunch, Karen.

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Nova Scotia Cook June 29, 2006
Perfect Iced Tea