Southern-Style Ice Tea

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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.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 2 hours 10 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 3 cups water
  • 3 heaping tsp. fresh orange pekoe bulk tea
  • 4 cups cold water
  • Lemon slices

Directions

  • 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.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 3 cups water
  • 3 heaping tsp. fresh orange pekoe bulk tea
  • 4 cups cold water
  • Lemon slices

Directions

  • 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.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories0
Total Fat0g
Saturated Fat0g
Cholesterol0mg
Sodium0mg
Total Carbohydrate0g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars0g
Protein0g