Sweet Iced Tea - Have You Tasted This Southern Treat

Try our sweet iced tea recipe to quench the Southern thirst

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Sweet iced tea, also know as southern iced tea is an American staple in the southern states.

Know that if you are traveling in the south and ask for an iced tea drink you will be getting a sweet iced tea. If you enjoy sweeter beverages you may really like Southern iced tea.

If you are diabetic or need to watch your sugar intake you may think twice about this iced tea. Ask if it is possible to get your iced tea unsweetened.

You may be, as I am, a person who likes to know what is popular in other areas of the country. When I'm traveling I enjoy trying local cuisine. Sometimes I find something I enjoy enough to want to have a recipe for it. I do have an iced tea recipe for Sweet Southern iced tea that I am going to share with you. This drink is generally made using black teas. I would use loose leaf black tea or better yet organic black tea leaves.

Sweet Southern Iced Tea

sweet iced tea

Southern iced tea recipe

4 C boiling water (filtered water makes the best beverages)
3 1/2 Tablespoons loose leaf black tea (Assam or Ceylon are good choices)
2 C of sugar
4 C very cold water

Bring the filtered water to a boil
Place the loose tea in a tea sac or tea infuser
Put the tea sac into a large enough pot to hold all the ingredients

Note: I personally love the Bodum iced tea pitcher it has its own removable section for loose leaves. This means not having to mess with tea sacs or infusers)

Pour the heated water over the leaf tea and allow it to brew 4 to 5 minutes
Remove the tea leaves (do not over steep)
Immediately add the sugar and stir well until it is dissolved
Add the iced cold water

Serve the sweet tea in an iced tea glass filled with ice. Just in case someone wants more sugar have an iced tea spoon
handy for them. Garnish with lemon slices or mint leaves.

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Mint leaves for garnish


. Give this iced tea recipe a try and let us know how you like it


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