In the summer, I can easily attack three glasses of iced tea back to back and I honestly can’t understand how one full glass of this delicious tea can be gone so quick! Today I’m sharing my Perfect Southern Iced Tea recipe, because I want you to enjoy an addictive, high-quality drink, and feel refreshed on those hot days of summer.
Perfect Southern Iced Tea
Coming from the Middle East, my body’s tolerance for freezing cold weather is still considered weak, so to me having a glass full of ice and iced tea is fine while in New York and in the summer, but I don’t dare to try it in winter. My throat will turn into sandpaper and my temperature will rise a little.
When it comes to my In-Laws, my husband included, no matter what time of the year it is, Iced Tea should be prepared and enjoyed almost every day. I don’t blame them, the southern iced tea tastes so good. I’m in the process of training my system to adjust. Hopefully, soon I will be able to follow their footsteps!
My husband was the first who made me a real good and soothing southern iced tea and got me hooked. It was wonderful and I had to learn to make it, but my husband didn’t use exact measurements, he depended on tasting the tea and adjusting the ingredients accordingly, that doesn’t work with me!
I need to know the exact measurements so I can easily make a good southern tea that has the same taste every time. I worked on his southern iced tea and perfected it, and I couldn’t wait to share it with you. If you are a fan of iced tea then please try my Iced Green Tea with Cherry Syrup, I have no doubt that you will enjoy it.
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As for my Perfect Southern Iced Tea recipe, here you go!
- ⅓ cup fresh lime juice
- 6½ cups water
- ¼ cup loose black tea
- 1½ cup sugar (I used raw)
- Add loose tea and sugar to a pan and pour 3 cups of boiling water, mix well to dissolve the sugar and let it steep for 5 to 6 minutes.
- In a pitcher, add the lime juice and the rest of the water.
- Strain the tea and pour it on the lime and water. Mix well and when completely cool, refrigerate.
- When serving the iced tea, fill your glass with ice and pour the iced tea.