Easy Iced Tea
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ready in: over 5 hrs
serves/makes: 6recipe id: 15899cook method: stovetop
6 cups cold water
1/3 cup loose tea
5 tea bags
2 tablespoons simple syrup (see below)
6 lemon slices
2 cups granulated sugar
2 cups water
For Tea: Combine water and tea; let stand, covered, overnight.
Strain and pour into glasses, adding ice cubes, about 1 tsp. Simple Syrup and 1 lemon slice per glass. Stir, bruising the lemon slice so it flavors the tea.
Iced tea is a wonderful summer drink, and easy if you simply steep the tea in cold water overnight. Please don't refrigerate, as chilling makes tea cloudy.
For Simple Syrup: Combine sugar and water in saucepan and bring to boil; boil for 2 minutes. Pour into clean jar and store in refrigerator.
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