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
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. I use this Iced Tea Maker to make all my iced teas. 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.