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Southern Sweet Tea with Simple Syrup

It's so easy to make simle syrup for your classic sweet tea!
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Classic Sweet Tea with Simple Syrup
Servings: 8 cups
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks

Ingredients

Simple Syrup Ingredients

  • 2 cups white granulated sugar
  • 2 cups water

Classic Sweet Tea Ingredients:

  • 2 family sized tea bags
  • 7 cups water divided
  • 1 cup simple syrup you can add more or less to suit your taste
  • Ice

Instructions

Simple Syrup Directions:

  • Combine ingredients and heat on medium on the stove until sugar is dissolved.  Store in refrigerator.  Makes about 3 cups. You can double this or make as much as you like.

Classic Sweet Tea Directions:

  • Bring 4 cups water to boil on stove. Remove and pour over 2 family sized tea bags. Let steep for 5 to 7 minutes.  Remove tea bags and add 3 more cups water and 1 cup simple syrup.  Pour over ice and enjoy classic sweet tea.  Makes 8 cups