SOUTHERN SWEET ICED TEA

NATIONAL ICED TEA DAY 2019

1/2 gallon fresh, clean, water

4 family size tea bags or 8 regular tea bags

1 cup granulated sugar

Heat. Pour the water in a 3 quart or larger pot and boil.

2) Steep. Turn the heat off and add the teabags. Cover to steep the tea for 5-7 minutes. Steep it longer to make it stronger and more bitter. Squeezing the teabags makes it stronger and more bitter. Most folks will like it better if you don’t steep it longer than 7 minutes and if you don’t squeeze the tea bags.

3) Sweet. Add the sugar and stir until dissolved.

4) Chill. Refrigerate the tea. Some folks like to age it 12 hours or so, others like to serve it warm over ice. It can get skunky if you keep it more than a few days.

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