Basic Sweet Tea (Black Tea)

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READY IN: 10mins
SERVES: 8
YIELD: 2 Quarts
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • For brewing the tea
  • 4
    (8 g) bags black tea, leaves. you can use whatever variety you want. i however advise against using black chai. earl grey
  • 40
    ounces water
  • 1
    cup unbleached cane sugar
  • For chilling the tea
  • 24
    ounces ice cubes
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DIRECTIONS

  • Put the ice aside in a container or pitcher that can withstand the hot tea without breaking and put it in the fridge while you're brewing.
  • Bring the 40 oz. of water to a boil in a pot. Place the teabags in the boiling water, and allow them to brew for 2 to 3 minutes while the water boils. When the water has brewed to an oily, reddish-brown, appearance (after 2 to 3 minutes).
  • Remove the tea bags from the pot, remove the pot from the heat and stir in the cup of cane sugar. It will dissolve almost instantly into the tea. Allow it to stand for a minute as your retrieve the container/pitcher.
  • Carefully pour the brewed tea into the container. It will melt most of the ice instantly, evening out the temperature so that the tea does not damage the container. Chill the tea further before serving.
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