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Texas Iced Tea

This is the most popular beverage in Texas homes, restaurants, and small cafes.


  • 1 1/2 teaspoons tea (your choice) to each cup of water
  • Granulated sugar to taste
  • Lemon slices
  • Mint sprigs (optional)

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  1. Prepare in a teapot by pouring boiling water over the tea. Cover and let steep for 3 to 5 minutes.
  2. Pour through strainer into pitcher.
  3. Add sugar and stir to mix.
  4. Refrigerate until needed.
  5. Serve in tall glasses over ice cubes, with lemon slices and a sprig of mint if desired.