Southern Peach Iced Tea Recipe

Here is an iced tea recipe with a real Southern flair!  

It’s not hard to brew iced tea.  In fact…it’s one of the easiest drinks you can make at home.  You can almost always find  a big pitcher of either this Southern Peach Tea or my  Southern Sweet Tea on my kitchen counter — ready for my family to enjoy.      

My friend, Oma, gave me this recipe and I make it all of the time.  I did have trouble finding the Bigelow Peach Tea in our grocery stores so I had to order it off of the internet.  But, it was worth the effort…I make this tea all of the time!

 

Southern Peach Tea
 
Recipe type: Beverage - non alcoholic
Ingredients
  • 5 Regular size tea bags
  • 1 Bigelow Peach tea bag
  • 1 Cup of sugar ( yes, that's right )
Instructions
  1. Microwave water in a glass jar for 5 minutes, or until boiling. If you don't have a glass jar, then you can boil the water in a pan on the stove.
  2. Place the 6 tea bags in the hot water and cover with a lid. Steep the tea bags in the hot water for 5 minutes.
  3. Place a spoon into a glass pitcher - this will help protect your pitcher from cracking when you pour in the steeped hot tea. Add the sugar.
  4. Pour the hot tea brew into the pitcher. Remove the spoon and fill with cold water.
  5. Serve over crushed ice.

 

Microwave about 2 cups of water in a glass jar for 5 minutes, or until boiling.  OR, you can boil water in a pan on the stove as well.

Place the tea bags into the hot water and cover with a lid.  Steep the tea bags in the hot water for 5 minutes.

Place a metal spoon into a glass pitcher.  This helps to absorb some of the heat and protects your pitcher from cracking when you pour in the hot tea brew.  Pour the hot tea brew into the pitcher.  Add the sugar to the pitcher.

Fill the pitcher with cold water.

Stir well and serve the tea over crushed ice.

This will give you a great taste of the South!  Enjoy!

To download the printable recipe with how-to photos, click here:  Southern Peach Tea

 

Video: Southern Peach Tea

Freshly brewed and sweetened…A real taste of the South!

Southern Sweet Tea

I hope you enjoy my sweet tea recipe….

” My Mom was Southern born and raised.  When she fell in love with my Dad, she was transplanted to the Midwest, but she never lost her Southern accent or her Southern ways.  She instilled her Southern heritage in me and I have tried to pass that on to my two daughters as well.  I was lucky enough to have a home in Kentucky for 12 years and I proudly displayed a sign that said ‘ I wasn’t born in the South, but I got here as fast as I could !’.  Southern Sweet Tea has been a staple at my house – I make it almost every day.  I’ve had so many people ask me how to make it.  It’s so easy and is perfect for all of your family meals.”


Southern Sweet Tea
 
In the South, they never ask you if you want sweet tea or unsweetened tea-- they only have one kind! Here is the recipe for Southern Sweet Tea.
Recipe type: Beverages non alcoholic
Ingredients
  • 2 Family size tea bags
  • 1 scant cup of sugar ( yes, that's right!)
Instructions
  1. Microwave about 1½ cups of water for 5 minutes, or until boiling. OR, you can boil the water in a pan on the stove.
  2. Place 2 family size tea bags in the hot water and cover with a lid.
  3. Steep the tea bags in the hot water for 5 minutes. Remove the tea bags and discard.
  4. Place a metal spoon into a glass pitcher. ( this will help absorb the heat and protect your pitcher from cracking.)
  5. Put the sugar in the bottom of the pitcher. Pour the hot tea brew into the pitcher.
  6. Fill the pitcher with cool water.
  7. Serve over crushed ice.
  8. Garnish with lemon wedges if desired.

Microwave about 1 1/2 cups of water for 5 minutes, or until boiling.  Remove from the microwave.    Place 2 Family Size tea bags in the hot water and cover with a lid.  Steep the tea bags in the hot water for 5 minutes.

Add the one cup of sugar to the pitcher.  Also be sure to place a spoon in the pitcher before you pour in the hot steeped tea concentrate.  This helps to absorb some of the heat and protects your pitcher from breaking.  Pour the hot tea brew into the pitcher.

Fill the pitcher with cool water.  Serve over crushed ice.  Garnish with lemon wedges if desired.  Enjoy!

To download the printable recipe with how-to photos, click here:  Southern Sweet Tea

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