Recipe ingredients and directions:
Following is my Dad's recipe for iced tea, made with artificial sweetener
and in quantity, for Southerners who drink it three times a day.
JIMMY'S ICED TEA
(Serves approx 8)
3 ea Family Size Tetly tea bags
(Substitute three regular bags for each "Family Size")
5 cups almost boiling water
9 1/2 grains saccharin tablets
( or Substitute other artificial sweetener. I currently use
9 packets of Equal/Nutrisweet)
1/3 cup sugar
Add tea bags to near-boiling water; steep 10 minutes or longer.
Pour tea off, rinse bags with additional cold water so as not to waste any
tea. Add saccharin and sugar.
Pour individual, ice-filled glasses 1/4 to 1/3 full of tea and adjust
strength by judging color while adding water and tea as desired. Further
adjustments may be made by adding sugar and/or lemon juice as appropriate.
Tea seems to be better if water is heated in stainless pan, rather
than heavy aluminum.
A sprig of peppermint leaf really tops it off quite well!
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