How to Make Southern Sweet Tea


In celebration of National Iced Tea Day on June 10th, we're making Southern Sweet Tea!

Boil the water. Bring 4 cups of the water to a boil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Remove from heat. (Image credit: Emma Christensen) 
Steep the tea for 5 minutes. Dunk the tea bags a few times in the water to fully hydrate, then leave submerged with the strings hanging over the side of the pot. (Image credit: Emma Christensen)
After 5 minutes, remove the bags and discard. (Image credit: Emma Christensen)
Add the sugar to the tea. Add the sugar. (Image credit: Emma Christensen)
Stir until completely dissolved. (Image credit: Emma Christensen)
Pour the tea base into the pitcher. If using multiple pitchers, divide the tea evenly between them. (Image credit: Emma Christensen)
Top off the pitchers with water. Add 3 more quarts of water to the tea base to make a gallon of sweet tea and stir to combine. (Image credit: Emma Christensen)
Refrigerate until very cold. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or, ideally, overnight. (Image credit: Emma Christensen)
Serve over ice. Pour the sweet tea into ice-filled glasses. Add a sprig of mint or a slice of lemon to each, if desired! (Image credit: Emma Christensen)

 

 

 

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