Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Nothing more Southern than Sweet Iced Tea

Good Ol' Alabama Sweet Tea Recipe

Around here, it's unheard of to have company over to your home and not offer them a glass of iced tea.  Whether it's a hot August day or a chilly January afternoon, we like our iced tea.  Some people make it on the stove top, some people make it in the microwave.  There are those who make it in a coffee pot and those who have an iced tea maker.  There are many ways to make iced tea and just as many recipes for it.  Here's mine!

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 gallon water
  • 1 tray ice cubes
  • 3 family sized teabags of orange pekoe tea
  • 3 cups cold water, or as needed


  1. Pour the sugar into a large pitcher. Bring water to a boil in a large pan. When the water begins to boil, remove from the heat, and place the teabags in. Let steep for 5 to 6 minutes.
  2. Remove tea bags, and return tea to the heat. Bring just to a boil, then pour into the pitcher, and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Fill the pitcher half way with ice, and stir until most of it melts. Then fill the pitcher the rest of the way with cold water, and stir until blended.               

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