Skip Nav
Chrissy Teigen
Chrissy Teigen's Chicken Pot Pie Soup Belongs in the Soup Hall of Fame
Recipes
20 Cozy Crockpot Cocktails That Are Trending on Pinterest
Holiday Food
12 Big-Ticket Kitchen Items That Are Actually Worth the Expense

How to Make Iced Tea

Sweet or Unsweetened? A Southern Take on Iced Tea

In the South, iced tea is the standard, and waiters greet you with the question "Sweet or unsweetened?" rather than "What can I get you to drink?" My answer is usually half and half, as most Southern sweet teas are practically syrup; I like my iced tea edging toward bitter but still slightly crisp and not too dark.

This particular iced tea uses Lipton, the most commonly found tea in American grocery stores. Add it to a glass full of crunchy ice with a squeezed lemon wedge and a straw, and let the hot, lazy days of Summer begin! Keep reading to learn how to make iced tea.

Easy Iced Tea

Easy Iced Tea

Iced Tea

Ingredients

  1. 5 cups water
  2. 3 black tea bags, such as Lipton
  3. 3 cups ice
  4. 1-2 lemons
  5. Simple syrup, to taste (optional)

Directions

  1. Boil 5 cups water in a saucepan. Add tea bags, and let sit for 3-5 minutes; remove teabags. If desired, stir in simple syrup to taste.
  2. Allow tea to come to room temperature, then pour into a pitcher. Refrigerate until chilled, or pour over tall glasses filled with ice. Garnish with lemon wedges.

Makes 5 cups.

Latin Holiday Desserts Recipes
Emily Ratajkowski White Boots With Track Pants
Dessert Recipes With Canned Biscuit Dough
CEW Beauty Insider Award Winners | 2017
From Our Partners
Latest Food
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds