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Iced Tea II Recipe

Iced Tea II

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"This iced tea is fabulous - it tastes like the brand names!"

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 10 mins


  1. In a large saucepan, heat water to a rapid boil. Remove from heat and drop in the tea bags. Cover and let steep for 1 hour.
  2. In a large pitcher, combine the steeped tea and the sugar. Stir until sugar is dissolved, then stir in lemon juice. Refrigerate until chilled.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 07, 2003

Try adding the sugar during the boiling stage of the water; very smooth results. Our family has made iced tea like this since I was a child.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 07, 2003

I love iced tea, but I found this to be a little tart, like a cross between iced tea and lemonade. I would recommend reducing the amount of lemon.

Dec 07, 2003

I didn't have the orange pekoe tea available and used regular tea bags. It turns out great...very refreshing! Great for BBQs!

Jan 16, 2005

I use 5 regular individual sized tea bags (liptons) or 3 family sized in 2qts of water. I steep for only 5 - 10 minutes. This helps the sugar dissolve easier since it is added when it is verh hot. I then add 3/4 to 1 cup of sugar and omit the lemon. Hey, I live in Southern USA, we don't call it "Sweet Tea" for nuthin'! lol! I serve with lemon slices when I have them. I have an abundance of mint out in the yard that I gather and wash and then pour the tea over a sprig of it in the summertime. Ahhhhh :-)

Dec 07, 2003

I adjusted this recipe a little - I used 5 tea bags, the whole amount of sugar, and half the lemon. It was still a little too sour, so I added lots of ice cubes and a little more sugar. After this adjustment, it was really yummy - tasted like the bottled kinds you buy in the store! Very easy to make.

May 25, 2010

Great recipe for iced tea! I love the flavor you get from using the orange pekoe tea bags! I added 1/4 tsp. of baking soda (a little tip I picked up from another recipe to cut out the bitterness) I cut up some fresh lemons and fresh oranges and added them to the tea as well. Very refreshing!

Dec 07, 2003

I'm a huge ice tea fan and i spend a lot of money on the powered mixes. This way is a lot better for you and it tastes great.

Dec 07, 2003

This stuff was great. I only used half the amount of lemon juice, because that was all I had, but it was a big hit.


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  • Calories
  • 76 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 20.1 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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