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Love sweet iced tea, but just don’t have room in the fridge? Different people in the house like different degrees of sweetness, but no one likes crunchy tea? This old recipe for Iced Tea Syrup is the answer!
What you will need:
9 regular sized tea bags or 4 family sized tea bags, any brand will do
- 3 cups of water
- 3 cups of sugar
- Tools of the trade:
- 3 quart sauce pan
- 2 bottles. I use an oil and vinegar bottle
- a funnel
In a large pot, bring water and sugar to a boil and add tea bags. Pull the tea bags from the water after about 10 minutes so they don’t bust open and spill tea leaves in your syrup. Next continue to allow the syrup to boil for an additional 15 minutes after removing the tea bags or until you have a thin syrup consistency. Allow to cool and then pour into bottles with the funnel. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.
When someone wants a glass of tea, simply fill your glass with ice and water. Then pour in syrup to taste. Everyone can get the strength they want and you have condensed several pitchers worth of tea down to the size of two olive oil bottles. Guests are usually impressed as well when you offer them a glass of tea and serve them a tall glass of ice water and your bottle of syrup. This also works for hot tea as well. Just pour a cup of boiling water and add your tea syrup to taste!
Do you like different things in your tea? Have comments or questions on this recipe?
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