Summertime Sweet Tea

There’s nothing quite like a cold glass of sweet tea on a warm day in the South, and our Summertime Sweet Tea is sure to hit the spot!

Summertime Sweet Tea
  • 3 quarts cold water, divided
  • 3 family-size tea bags*
  • Strawberry Lemon Mint Syrup (recipe follows)
  • Garnish: fresh strawberries, lemon slices, fresh mint leaves
  1. In a medium saucepan, bring 1 quart water to a boil; remove from heat. Add tea bags; cover, and steep for 5 minutes.
  2. Strain tea into a large pitcher. Add Strawberry Lemon Mint Syrup and remaining 2 quarts water, stirring to mix well.
  3. Serve over ice. Garnish with fresh strawberries, lemon slices, and fresh mint, if desired.

Strawberry Lemon Mint Syrup
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 cups chopped fresh strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 1 (1-ounce) package fresh mint
  1. In a medium saucepan, combine water and sugar over medium-high heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Add strawberries and lemon zest. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat, and add mint leaves. Cover, and steep for 10 minutes.
  2. Strain syrup, discarding solids, and let cool completely.