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    Sweet Iced Tea

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    Mama's Kitchen (Hope)'s Note:

    When you order 'tea' in TX you will be asked 'sweet' or 'unsweet'. It will then arrive in a big glass with lots of ice! Here is the way we make 'Swayte Tay" or Sweet Tea! Oh soo goooodd! Dont like it sweet- just leave out the sugar- or splenda.

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 4

    Yield:

    gallon

    Units: US | Metric

    • 3 family-size tea bags
    • 473.18 ml water
    • 236.59 ml sugar, I use Splenda

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Put water and tea bags in a small saucepan and bring to a boil.
    2. 2
      Remove from heat and cover. Let steep for 10 minutes.
    3. 3
      Strain or carefully press water from tea bags.
    4. 4
      Put hot tea solution into a gallon pitcher and add sweetener, stirring to dissolve.
    5. 5
      Add water to pitcher to fill.
    6. 6
      Cool in refrigerator and serve with ice.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 20, 2010

      25

      I already have a great method for making tea with regular-size tea bags, but for some reason, I always have the family-size bags in the pantry. This turned out far too weak. It hardly tasted like tea at all. I will try again using this for only 1/2 gallon and see if that works better.

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    • on June 30, 2010

      45

      This is really good, but a bit weak for me. Seems like the tea bags are smaller than they used to be, puzzling. At any rate, I added 2 more bags to another cup of boiling water and it was better. Will definitely use this method, just use more tea bags.

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    • on April 11, 2010

      55

      Good ice tea, but it might be a little weak for some. I will continue to make it using 1/2 c. splenda and 1/2 c. sugar for myself. Hubby's doctor said tea was a no-no for hubby as it is kidney stone causing in some people. I've definitely cut back on tea since I've learned about the kidney stones, but I love iced tea and your recipe. Thanks for sharing!

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    Nutritional Facts for Sweet Iced Tea

    Serving Size: 1 (168 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 193.5
     
    Calories from Fat 0
    %
    Total Fat 0.0 g
    0%
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    0%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 4.0 mg
    0%
    Total Carbohydrate 49.9 g
    16%
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    0%
    Sugars 49.9 g
    199%
    Protein 0.0 g
    0%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    family-size tea bags

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