Southern Sweet Tea

Submitted by Foghorn Leghorn


4 tea bags 2 c. sugar


  1. Sweet Iced Tea by Godverbs on FlickrTake small boiling pot & fill ¾ high with water. Heat water on high & let it come to a rolling boil. Take off the string that is on the tea bags. This is very important: if you do not take off the strings they will catch on fire. When the water comes to rolling boil, add the 4 tea bags to the boiling water & place the lid on the pot.
  2. After about 30 seconds take the pot off of the stove & place it on a cool surface such as another burner or trivet. Let the tea in the pot steep for about 30 minutes to 1 hour depending on your taste. Leaving it in longer will make the tea stronger but no less than 30 minutes.
  3. Take your pitcher & place the sugar in the bottom of the pitcher. There are 2 ways to take the final step in this procedure. You can fill the pitcher ½ way with water & stir & dissolve the sugar this way or you can fill the pitcher with ice & let the hot tea dissolve the sugar & ice. The latter way will let you drink the tea sooner than just adding the water & stirring the sugar. Take your steeped tea & remove lid carefully; the tea will still be hot.
  4. Place a colander over the pitcher & pour the hot tea into the pitcher. Stir the tea, making sure that the sugar in the pitcher has dissolved thoroughly. Place some ice in a glass & pour. You may add a lemon wedge into the glass for flavor. Drink & enjoy!

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