Sweet Tea

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sweet tea
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  • 8Servings


  • 12 bags black tea
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • Mint sprigs (optional)
  • Ice


In a large pot, bring 2 quarts water to a boil. Add the tea bags, cover and steep for 15 minutes; discard the tea bags. Add the sugar and lemon slices and stir until the sugar is dissolved.

Transfer the tea to a 1-gallon pitcher. Stir in 7 cups cold water and the sprigs of mint, if using. Refrigerate until chilled; serve over ice.