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
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Ingredients
  1. 3 quarts cold water, divided
  2. 3 family-size tea bags
  3. Strawberry Lemon Mint Syrup (recipe follows)
  4. Garnish: fresh strawberries, lemon slices, fresh mint leaves
Instructions
  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.
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Strawberry Lemon Mint Syrup
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Ingredients
  1. 2 cups water
  2. 2 cups sugar
  3. 4 cups chopped fresh strawberries
  4. 2 tablespoons lemon zest
  5. 1 (1-ounce) package fresh mint
Instructions
  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.
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