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Secret Ingredient Iced Tea

(9 Votes)
SERVES
4
COOK TIME
25 Min

Ever wonder why the iced tea at a restaurant always seems to taste crisper and more flavorful than your version at home? Well, there is a simple secret to how that happens, and we're sharing it in our recipe for Secret Ingredient Iced Tea.

What You'll Need:
  • 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)
What To Do:
  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 large pitcher 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.
     
  • Our Test Kitchen recommends some other tasty thirst quenchers, like our Apple Honey Cooler and our Creamy Maple Coffee Punch!

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