Sandy's Sweet Tea

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 40 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Inactive: 30 min
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: 8 servings
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1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup warm water

2 sprigs mint, leaves only, plus more for garnish

Rock candy, for garnish

8 cups brewed black tea (use 6 tea bags)

Optional liquor addition:

6 ounces lemon flavored vodka


  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat combine the sugar with 1/2 cup water and add in the 2 sprigs of mint leaves. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Remove from the heat and let cool.
  2. In a large pitcher stir together the tea with the sugar syrup. Serve chilled over ice with a sprig of mint and a piece of rock candy for garnish. Add vodka, if desired.