Southern Iced Tea

Recipe by Fauve
READY IN: 6mins
YIELD: 2 quarts




  • Place tea bags in a 2 quart glass pitcher.
  • Pour one quart boiling water over tea bags.
  • Let this steep for five minutes.
  • Remove tea bags from water, and press tea bags gently against the side of the container with the back of a wooden spoon.
  • Remove tea bags from container and discard.
  • Stir in one cup sugar.
  • Add the remaining one quart of water.
  • Stir, cool to room temperature.
  • Serve over ice.
  • If desired, garnish with lemon wedge.
  • Note: You may store any leftovers in the refrigerator, but the tea will turn a bit cloudy.
  • (This does not affect the taste).
  • If you want to take the haziness out of the tea, you may stir in 1/4 cup boiling water per quart of iced tea just before serving.