Shake It Up! Iced Tea for Two

"I love iced tea, but I'm the only one who drinks it here. I like two kinds--smooth sun tea, unsweetened, or strong and sweet Southern-style iced tea. This recipe is for the latter. You will need a steel cocktail shaker. This makes 2 very large glasses full, or more if using smaller glasses."
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  • 6 tea bags (or more as desired, I like Red Rose the best for this)
  • 1 pint boiling water
  • 14 cup sugar (or to taste)
  • ice cube (lots!)


  • Place the tea bags in a very large mug or other heatproof cup. Pour boiling water over teabags. Brew tea for about 5 minutes (should be dark and bitter at this point). Remove tea bags, squeezing with a spoon to remove the liquid. Stir in sugar until dissolved.
  • While tea is brewing, fill shaker and a glass or two with ice cubes. Pour hot tea over ice in shaker until almost full (be careful--the shaker will get quite hot for a moment!). Replace lid and shake until cold; strain over ice in glass. Add remaining tea (and additional ice, if needed) and shake until cold.

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  1. gailanng
    Now this is what I call 'drinking responsibly'. Made for Everyday Is A Holiday.
  2. Sharon123
    I love ice tea during the summer and this was easy to make! I only used 1 family sized bag(equals 4 regular bags). Thanks, I enjoyed this recipe of the day for Comfort Cafe!
  3. iewe7726
    Quick and easy and refreshing! This does seem to make more than two servings though -- perhaps because of how strong the tea was and how fast my ice melted?
  4. Lavender Lynn
    This is an easy and quick way to make iced tea. I only used 1 teabag because I don't like my tea that strong. Made for the Summer Comfort Cafe.
  5. momaphet
    This was a fast and easy way to make a refreshing glass of iced tea. I cut the recipe in half and found in made more then one serving. For me this was a little strong so next time I would only use 2 tea bags for a single serving, no sugar for me just lemon. Made for the Comfort Cafe July 09



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