Southern-Style Ice Tea
When you’re in the South, you’ll quickly learn that if you want unsweetened tea, you should say so! Sweetened or not, ice tea has been a Southern tradition since the nineteenth century, around the time ice became available to most people.
Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 2 hours 10 minutes
- 3 cups water
- 3 heaping tsp. fresh orange pekoe bulk tea
- 4 cups cold water
- Lemon slices
- Add 3 cups water to a nonreactive saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low and add tea. Cover and let simmer for 5–8 minutes, or to desired strength.
- Strain through a fine-meshed sieve into a large pitcher; add cold water. Refrigerate to chill thoroughly. Serve with lemon slices.