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Sweet Tea

  • Yield: 1 quart plus 1 pint.


  • 1 quart fresh, cool water
  • 1 family-size tea bag of Luzianne tea (a tea made in New Orleans that is blended especially for iced tea)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups cold water


  • Bring the water to a boil. Immediately after it comes to a boil, remove from the heat and add the tea bag. Cover, and let steep for 5 minutes. Remove the tea bag, and stir in the sugar while tea is still warm. Add the two cups cold water and refrigerate. Serve over ice with a sprig of mint or a wedge of lemon.