Sweet Tea

TOTAL TIME: 25 min
Prep: 10 min
Inactive Prep: 10 min
Cook: 5 min
YIELD: 8 to 10 servings
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • 1-ounce loose black tea
  • 1 quart hot water
  • 1 quart room temperature water
  • SIMPLE SYRUP:
    • 5 cups sugar
    • 3 cups cold water
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    Directions

    Infuse loose tea into hot water for 4 to 5 minutes. Strain tea into room temperature water. Sweeten with simple syrup if desired.

    For simple syrup, in a small non-reactive pot combine 5 cups of sugar and 3 cups of cold water. Slowly bring to a boil and add 6 sliced lemons and a few sprigs of fresh mint. Remove from heat. Allow to cool 10 minutes and strain.

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