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Web Exclusive: Atlanta’s Mary Mac Sweet Tea

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Hands on time:
2 minutes
Total time: 10 minutes
Serves: 4

•    4 cups water, divided use
•    1 family-size tea bag
•    1/2 cup granulated sugar
•    Mint sprigs to garnish
•    Lemon slices to garnish


Bring 3 cups water to boil. Remove from heat, add the tea bag and steep for 5 minutes. Remove the tea bag and add the sugar; stir until dissolved. Add 1 cup cold water. Chill.
Serve the tea over ice, garnished with mint and lemon.

If the tea gets cloudy in the refrigerator, add a little boiling water and stir.