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Sweet Iced Tea Recipe, Southern Style
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Strong And Sweet Iced Tea
I very much love my iced tea and I make it the way my mother did, strong and sweet, Southern style. Following is my mother's recipe for Sweet Southern Iced Tea, strong and sweet iced tea. And you can be assured that I am sipping one as I write this.
This is not a recipe for the faint of heart. This is a full bodied and potent drink. This iced tea is not amber, rather it is a deep rich brown, loaded with caffeine and sugar, and a thoroughly satisfying drink.
The Southern United States is known for its sweet tea. It must have to do with the heat.
This is the only drink that righteously goes with a Reuben Sandwich.
This recipe is for Southern Iced Tea, very strong and very sweet, and very delicious.
- 5 cups water
- 10 tea bags
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 trays ice
- Boil 5 cups of water in a small pan. Steep tea bags for 12 minutes. Be sure to remove the tea bags or you will get a stomach ache from the tannic acid.
- Stir in 1 cup of sugar. It will be rapidly absorbed by the hot tea.
- Pour into 2 quart container and add ice, 2 to 3 trays.
Tea From Around The World
So strong it can walk by itself.
I hope that you have enjoyed your visit to Sweet Southern Iced Tea. If you haven't, please give it another whirl. Tea is good drinking.
Or as they say down South, tea Is some fine drinking.
© 2012 Linda Hahn