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    Southern Iced Tea

    Southern Iced Tea. Photo by Fauve

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    6 mins

    5 mins

    1 min

    Fauve's Note:

    A table staple in most households and restaurants throughout the South. This is the beverage our mamas taught us to make.

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

    quarts

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Place tea bags in a 2 quart glass pitcher.
    2. 2
      Pour one quart boiling water over tea bags.
    3. 3
      Let this steep for five minutes.
    4. 4
      Remove tea bags from water, and press tea bags gently against the side of the container with the back of a wooden spoon.
    5. 5
      Remove tea bags from container and discard.
    6. 6
      Stir in one cup sugar.
    7. 7
      Add the remaining one quart of water.
    8. 8
      Stir, cool to room temperature.
    9. 9
      Serve over ice.
    10. 10
      If desired, garnish with lemon wedge.
    11. 11
      Note: You may store any leftovers in the refrigerator, but the tea will turn a bit cloudy.
    12. 12
      (This does not affect the taste).
    13. 13
      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.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 24, 2010

      55

      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

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    • on June 03, 2007

      45

      Excellent! This is the best. I've made it several times and each time it came out great.

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    • on November 28, 2004

      55

      I made two gallons of this for Thanksgiving. There was non left. It was definitely good! Thanks for shqaring your recipe Fauve!

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    Nutritional Facts for Southern Iced Tea

    Serving Size: 1 (2096 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 387.0
     
    Calories from Fat 0
    %
    Total Fat 0.0 g
    0%
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    0%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 18.9 mg
    0%
    Total Carbohydrate 99.9 g
    33%
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    0%
    Sugars 99.9 g
    399%
    Protein 0.0 g
    0%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    tea bags

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