Sweet Tea
  • 12 regular sized tea bags (I used Lipton)
  • 6 cups water
  • 4 cups ice
  • ¾-1 cup simple syrup (sweeten to taste)
  1. To make your simple syrup, place 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar (equal parts) into small saucepan. Heat over medium heat. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and cool. Set aside.
  2. In medium saucepan, bring 6 cups water to a boil. Turn off heat.
  3. Add tea bags (dunking them a few times to submerge), cover and steep for 7-10 minutes.
  4. Remove tea bags without squeezing and discard.
  5. Cool tea slightly.
  6. Add 4 cups ice and stir until melted.
  7. Stir in simple syrup, starting with ¾ cup (add more to sweeten to taste).
  8. Fill tall glass with additional ice and pour in tea.
  9. Enjoy!
Recipe by Joy In Every Season at https://www.joyineveryseason.com/beverages/sweet-tea/