Prep 7 mins
Cook 5 mins
This ice tea comes from Trisha Yearwood's book Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood. It is a "classic Southern cooler." It was also featured in LHJ magazine June 2010. Serve it at bbqs, cook outs, picnics, everyday at home, or keep some in the fridge for when peple pop in. The secret is in the steeping and in the addition of very cold water. Orange slices make a nice presentation. It is not too sweet & yet goes down smooth. Enjoy! ChefDLH
- 4 large family sized tea bags
- 6 cups very cold water
- 1 1⁄2 cups sugar (adjust to taste)
- 1 orange, sliced
- Fill a saucepan with enough water to cover tea bags.
- Bring water to a boil and remove from heat.
- Let tea steep for 10 minutes in the pan.
- Pour sugar in a pitcher and add the hot tea, making sure to stir until all sugar dissolves.
- Finish filling the pitcher with very cold water.
- Drop orange slices into tea and garnish glasses and pitcher with additional slices.