Sweet Tea

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Inactive: 10 min
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: 8 to 10 servings
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Ingredients

1-ounce loose black tea

1 quart hot water

1 quart room temperature water

Simple Syrup:

5 cups sugar

3 cups cold water

Directions

  1. Infuse loose tea into hot water for 4 to 5 minutes. Strain tea into room temperature water. Sweeten with simple syrup if desired.
  2. For simple syrup, in a small non-reactive pot combine 5 cups of sugar and 3 cups of cold water. Slowly bring to a boil and add 6 sliced lemons and a few sprigs of fresh mint. Remove from heat. Allow to cool 10 minutes and strain.