Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr
The best way to get great iced tea - something the South is known for. Not heating the water prevents bitterness.
- 2 quarts water
- 2 family sized tea bags (preferably a cold brew variety)
- 1 cup sugar or 1 cup Splenda sugar substitute
- Fill a 2 qt pitcher (that's pitcha in the South) about halfway up with ice.
- Clip the clothespin onto the side of the pitcher and"hang" the tea bags through it (keeps the paper from getting in the tea and makes the bags easier to retrieve- you don't want to be seen with your hand in the pitcher here in the South).
- Pour the sugar or Splenda on top of the ice cubes and now fill the pitcher up with water.
- Let sit about an hour, pull out tea bags and serve.
I have to admit I wasnt sure how the tea would taste.... But it is great!! I did add a bit more sugar though, but i have a sweet tooth! I also only had small tea bags instead of family sized, so i used 6 or 7 small bags. --> This is the simplest tea ever though. Cool and ready to drink immediatly too. Thanks so much for posting. I will definatly make this again!
There is nothing like sweet tea on a hot day! Yum!
This tea is the perfect compliment to any meal. I did use the cold brew family-sized tea bags and a Splenda blend. The tea turned out perfectly. Made for December 2009 Let's P-A-R-T-Y.