Sweet Iced Tea

American Sweet Iced Tea

American Sweet Iced Tea

Sweet Iced Tea is a staple in the American South. Gallons of it are drunk daily from Kentucky to Texas to Arizona. Brewed sweet tea is much better than instant sweet tea. When you go to a restaurant or diner in the USA, it is totally acceptable to ask whether the iced tea is brewed or instant. If instant, go with a Coke.

American Southern Sweet Iced Tea

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Make it with Twining’s


Sweet Tea is extra special in the UK because of Twinings English Breakfast Tea. It is so much better than Lipton (the common brand in the USA). Unfortunately, hot tea with milk is sacred in the UK and many people won’t try this iced alternative. However, sweet iced tea is delicious, especially during the week of summer we get every year.

American Sweet Iced Tea

In summer, make 5L of sweet tea for summer BBQ or picnic and just top up everyone’s glass throughout the day. The Mason Jar Mug completes the American feel and is available from Amazon.co.uk.

American Mason Jars

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American Sweet Iced Tea

American Sweet Iced Tea Recipe

Sweet Tea is a staple in the American South.  Gallons of it are drunk daily from Kentucky to Texas. Brewed sweet tea is delicious, especially during summer.
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CourseDrinks
CuisineAmerican, Mexican
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Servings1 person

Ingredients

  • 1 bag Twinings English Breakfast Tea
  • 250 ml water boiling
  • simple syrup to taste
  • slices or wedges lemon to serve
  • 1 handful ice to serve

Instructions

  • Brew the tea bag in the hot water for about 15 minutes
  • Remove tea bag. Add simple syrup to taste.
  • Pour into a highball or Mason jar, filling the glass about half full.
  • Top up with ice and slice of lemon.
  • Sip and enjoy!
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