Citrus Iced Tea

"This is from The Best Of Country Cooking. Very refreshing!"
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  • In a large saucepan, bring the water and sugar to a boil.
  • Reduce heat, add juices and lime peel.
  • Simmer, uncovered, 30 minutes.
  • Strain syrup; refrigerate 2 hours.
  • For one serving: Add 1/4 cup syrup to 3/4 cup tea.

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  1. A very nice change from plain brewed tea. My DH likes his tea sweeter than I do and it was nice to be able to flavor our tea seperately.
  2. We both loved this ice tea! What a refreshing change of pace. I followed the recipe exactly and it came out perfect! Thanks for posting!
  3. This is the way i usually make sangria, as i have been deprived this summer of drinking it i went on and made this. I liked it and am used to making the sugar/citrus syrup. I did put orange/lemon/lime slices in the syrup to soak up additional flavor. I love fruit teas, but brewed ones, can't stand that instant stuff!! I liked this.
  4. I mixed this up in the morning using Splenda instead of sugar. I allowed it to boil as recommended. It is a nice addition to freshly brewed tea. The one thing I did like about this recipe is that you add it to the tea when serving so everyone has a choice. Thanks.
  5. really nice addition to plain tea. My family did not like it but I did. Wish it did not take so long to make though.


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