Perfect Iced Tea

This easy beverage unlocks the secret to perfect iced tea!

Recipe from Smithfield
Perfect Iced Tea
SERVINGS
4
TOTAL TIME
2 hrs 5 mins
Ingredients
  • 6   tea bags
  • 1   quart boiling water
  •  Sugar, to taste
  • 1/2  cup mint leaves (optional)
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Directions
1. 
Place tea bags in a heatproof pitcher or glass measuring cup. Pour in boiling water. Let steep 5 minutes; remove tea bags. Let cool about 2 hours to room temperature; do not refrigerate until the tea has cooled or it will turn cloudy. Pour over ice.
For sweet tea:
1. 
Stir in sugar to taste while tea is still hot.
For minty tea:
1. 
Add mint leaves to the hot tea mixture; bruise them slightly against the side of the pitcher with the back of a spoon. Strain after cooling.
Serving Suggestions
1. 
Garnish with fresh fruit slices or mint sprigs.
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