My family’s favorite ice tea.
In South Carolina the temperature reached 101 yesterday. When it gets that hot, there is not much you want to do other then relax with a glass of iced tea. In the South, sweet tea is a staple in any refrigerator, and you wouldn’t be a good hostess if you didn’t have a fresh pitcher waiting to be served.
I didn’t move to the South knowing how to make ice tea. If I wanted to feel like a true southern lady I had to learn quickly. I am sure I do not make tea like a true southerner, but my version of iced tea is my family’s favorite!
- I feel the real honey we use from our bees and freshly squeezed lemon juice makes this recipe so good!
- I also think iced tea tastes better if you make it in a glass pitcher. This is the one I use I love it!
- I cool my tea to room temperature before refrigerating to keep it from becoming cloudy.
- 4 family size tea bags
- 1 cup of honey
- 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
- 6 cup boiling water
- Fresh lemon wedges for garnish (optional)
- Bring to boil six cups of water. Add honey and boiling water to a gallon size pitcher. Stir until honey is all dissolved. Add tea bags and let steep for 30 minutes. Remove tea bags and stir in lemon juice. Fill pitcher to the top with cold water and chill. Serve over ice and add a wedge of lemon to the glass.
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