Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 min
A table staple in most households and restaurants throughout the South. This is the beverage our mamas taught us to make.
- 2 quarts water (divided)
- 6 regular-sized tea bags or 3 family sized tea bags
- 1 cup sugar
- lemon wedge (optional)
- Place tea bags in a 2 quart glass pitcher.
- Pour one quart boiling water over tea bags.
- Let this steep for five minutes.
- Remove tea bags from water, and press tea bags gently against the side of the container with the back of a wooden spoon.
- Remove tea bags from container and discard.
- Stir in one cup sugar.
- Add the remaining one quart of water.
- Stir, cool to room temperature.
- Serve over ice.
- If desired, garnish with lemon wedge.
- Note: You may store any leftovers in the refrigerator, but the tea will turn a bit cloudy.
- (This does not affect the taste).
- If you want to take the haziness out of the tea, you may stir in 1/4 cup boiling water per quart of iced tea just before serving.
I drink my iced tea unsweetened but my husband likes sweet tea so I just made this for him and he said, " Perfect"! So this is the way I will make it for him from now on, thanks
Excellent! This is the best. I've made it several times and each time it came out great.
I made two gallons of this for Thanksgiving. There was non left. It was definitely good! Thanks for shqaring your recipe Fauve!