Delicious Iced Tea!

 

 

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I don’t know that there is anything as refreshing as a nice tall glass of iced tea, and I have been told that I make the best! Now I can’t take all the credit for my delicious iced tea; this recipe is a mix between my sister’s and my best friend’s. My best friend makes the best cup of hot mint tea you would ever drink! and my sister, boy can she make a mean glass of iced cold sweet tea! So I decided to mix them to make this:

10 regular tea bags ( which ever brand you prefer )
7 peppermint tea bags (also which ever brand you prefer)
1 1/2 Cups of sugar or artificial sweetener if you prefer
1 gallon tea jug

 

First unwrap tea bags and tie them in a bundle ( normally the peppermint come without a wrapper ).  Next in a medium size sauce pan bring  3 1/2 to 4 cups of water to a boil. Once water begins to boil drop teabags into boiling water, press them down a little with a wooden spoon. Turn heat down some and let them boil for abut 30 seconds. Take pan off of heat and set timer for 10 minutes. In a 11 gallon tea jug, in the sink,  pour 1-1/2 cups of sugar or artificial sweetener ( measurements may vary if using artificial sweetener, normally there is a chart on the back) into the jug. Once 10 minutes is up pour the hot tea concentrate over top the sugar squeezing the tea bags some to get all the concentrate ( do not squeeze too hard or you will puncture the tea bags), stir with a wooden spoon till sugar dissolves.  Next stir while filling the jug up with water about 1/2 inch from the top, stir.  If you want to put ice in the jug itself you can. Normally I put some in the jug and my cup. Enjoy 🙂

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