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    Southern Sweet Iced Tea

    Southern Sweet Iced Tea. Photo by Seasoned Cook

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    15 mins

    5 mins

    10 mins

    Sweet T's Note:

    I am known for my sweet tea; hence, the nickname sweet tea. this is a wonderful drink. if you have ever been to the south and tried sweet tea and liked it, you will love this!!!!

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 1-5

    Yield:

    GALLON

    Units: US | Metric

    • 3 family-size tea bags, quart (I USE RED DIAMOND OR LUZIANN TEA BAGS)
    • 2 cups regular granulated sugar
    • 1 gallon water

    Directions:

    1. 1
      In a medium size pan fill 1/2 way with water.
    2. 2
      add tea bags.
    3. 3
      cook on medium heat until comes to a good boil. it will be foamy.
    4. 4
      put sugar in gallon jug (pitcher).
    5. 5
      pour boiling tea over sugar.
    6. 6
      stir well to dissolve sugar.
    7. 7
      add water until jug is full (may not use whole gallon of water).
    8. 8
      stir well.
    9. 9
      pour over ice (i like mine anyway i can get it ice or no ice).
    10. 10
      drink and enjoy!
    11. 11
      I USE RED DIAMOND OR LUZIANN TEA BAGS.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 03, 2009

      55

      EXCELLENT and this is the way we do Sweet Tea in the South. I was born, raised and still live in the South and we do LOVE our Sweet Tea!!! I love the flavor of Luziann tea the best. I can even recognize it in a restaurant. Tea is even good as a beverage between meals and great with a seafood dinner. Just can't beat it!!! Prepared as a participant in the Southern, Cajun & Creole Sept 2009 Tag Event in the Cooking Photo Forum.

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    • on October 11, 2007

      55

      I really liked this recipe! Just the right amount of sugar. My husband doesn't like sweet tea, so I have the whole gallon to myself!!

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    • on June 20, 2007

      55

      I am trying out different drinks to serve at a Southern theme dinner and tried this recipe. My family loved this sweet tea. Since I normally don't drink my tea with sugar it was a little to sweet for me but I am going to make it as one of the drinks since everyone liked it so much. Thanks Sweet T. Bullwinkle.

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    Nutritional Facts for Southern Sweet Iced Tea

    Serving Size: 1 (838 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1548.0
     
    Calories from Fat 0
    %
    Total Fat 0.0 g
    0%
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    0%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 74.7 mg
    3%
    Total Carbohydrate 399.9 g
    133%
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    0%
    Sugars 399.6 g
    1598%
    Protein 0.0 g
    0%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    family-size tea bags

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