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Sweet Tea


Sweet Tea
Yields 1 gallon


1 gallon of cold water, divided
1 cup granulated sugar
2 family sized iced tea bags, such as Luzianne
mint leaves or lemon slices, for serving


  1. Bring 2 quart of water to a boil over high heat. Add the sugar, stir to combine, remove from the heat and cool for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the tea bags to the sugar water and steep for 8 minutes. Remove the tea bags. Combine the tea and remaining water in a large pitcher. Chill before serving.
  3. Fresh brewed tea lasts about a week in the refrigerator.

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