Mr. Food: Secret Ingredient Iced Tea

August 19, 2012 6:59:34 AM PDT
Iced Tea is a refreshing drink for any summer day. Mr. Food has a secret ingredient to make sure your tea is extra tasty.

Serves: 4
Cooking Time: 25 min
Ingredients:

  • 10 cups water, divided
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda (See Note)
  • 7 tea bags
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • Fresh mint leaves for garnish (optional)

    Instructions:

    1. In a large saucepan, bring 5 cups water to a boil over high heat. Stir in baking soda and tea bags; remove from heat, cover, and let steep 15 minutes.

    2. Remove and discard tea bags. Stir in sugar until dissolved. Add remaining water and the lemon slices. Pour into 1/2-gallon container and refrigerate 2 to 4 hours, or until chilled.

    3. Serve over ice in tall glasses and garnish with mint, if desired.

    Notes:
    Using baking soda in this recipe is no mistake. It removes any bitterness from the tea, leaving us with a smooth and flavorful drink.

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