Southern Iced Tea Recipe

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Southern Iced Tea
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  • 2 quarts water (divided )
  • 6 regular- sized tea
  • 1 cup sugar
  • lemon wedge (optional)


  1. Place tea bags in a 2 quart glass pitcher.
  2. Pour one quart boiling water over tea bags.
  3. Let this steep for five minutes.
  4. Remove tea bags from water, and press tea bags gently against the side of the container with the back of a wooden spoon.
  5. Remove tea bags from container and discard.
  6. Stir in one cup sugar.
  7. Add the remaining one quart of water.
  8. Stir, cool to room temperature.
  9. Serve over ice.
  10. If desired, garnish with lemon wedge.
  11. Note: You may store any leftovers in the refrigerator, but the tea will turn a bit cloudy.
  12. (This does not affect the taste).
  13. If you want to take the haziness out of the tea, you may stir in 1/4 cup boiling water per quart of iced tea just before serving.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 77.8 Kcal (326 kJ)
Calories from fat 0 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 6.71mg 0%
Potassium 0.4mg 0%
Total Carbs 20g 7%
Sugars 19.6g 78%
Calcium 31.7mg 3%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 23.19 Kcal (97 kJ)
Calories from fat 0 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 2mg 0%
Potassium 0.12mg 0%
Total Carbs 5.96g 7%
Sugars 5.84g 78%
Calcium 9.5mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 1.6
  • 2

Good Points

  • low calorie,
  • fat free,
  • saturated fat free,
  • sodium free,
  • cholesterol free

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