Sweet Iced Tea
gluten free, tea, vegan, vegetarian
small sauce pan
plastic squeeze bottle
2-cup glass measuring cup
2 quart/liter pitcher
family-sized Luzianne tea bags
(or 4 regular-sized tea bags, or Lipton if you can’t find Luzianne)
Bring the water to boil then stir in the sugar. Cook until the sugar dissolves completely, then remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature.
Store in the refrigerator in a plastic squeeze bottle for easy dispensing.
Fill the 16 ounce glass measuring cup with water and microwave on high for 2 to 3 minutes, or heat the water in a kettle. You want the water to be hot but not boiling.
Put the tea bags in the hot water and steep for 20 minutes. Remove the tea bags, but do NOT squeeze the bags because that will make the tea taste even more bitter.
Pour the tea into the pitcher and add 1/2 cup simple syrup. Stir well, then add water to fill. Serve over ice.
You can find this recipe at https://andreasrecipes.com.