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Sweet tea

Sweet tea

3 cups water

2 family-size tea bags

1/2 to 1 cup sugar

7 cups cold water

Bring 3 cups water to a boil in a tea kettle. Place tea bags in a 4-quart measure and pour hot water over tea bags. Cover and steep 10 minutes.

Remove and discard tea bags. Add desired amount of sugar, stirring until dissolved. Pour into a 2-quart pitcher and add cold water to fill. Serve over ice.

To make peach ice tea: To 1-1/2 quarts of sweet tea made with 1/2 cup sugar, add 1 bottle (33.8-ounces) peach nectar and 1/4 cup lemon juice. Stir well. Serve over ice.

To make tea 'n' lemonade: Stir together 2 quarts of sweet tea made with 1/2 cup sugar and 1 cup thawed lemonade concentrate. Stir well. Serve over ice.

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