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Auntie Em’s Texas Tea — updated

on August 6, 2012

iced tea courtesy ap3601 via FlickrMr X thought a post about tea was a little unnecessary- but I told him he’d be surprised the number of times people have said they can’t get their tea right!
The Queen of “I don’t measure” (that would be yours truly) actually follows this to a T:
In a 2-cup glass Pyrex measuring cup, put 2 c water, 1 family-sized tea bag (I like Community) and 1 small fruit-flavored bag (my current fave- Lipton Purple Acai and Blueberry green tea)). Microwave on high 3 minutes. (You really might have to adjust here according to your microwave’s strength- mine is pretty powerful.)

Pour it in a pitcher; then fill your Pyrex cup up with ice (in Texas we like our iced tea REALLY ICED!) and fill with water; add it to the pitcher. Sweeten with 1/4 cup Splenda and stir it up. When serving, fill your glass to the top with ice!



7 responses to “Auntie Em’s Texas Tea — updated

  1. Sunshine says:

    Huh huh huh …. you follow it to a “T”!!!

  2. Peggy says:

    Not sure which I love the best…our sweet tea or sweeter Texas accents…lol!
    Going to try adding the fruit-flavored tea to mine…thank ya ‘mam…

  3. Yummo! Another good one!! Thank you for the post!! :)

  4. cynthial1956 says:

    I am a girl from the south and I love my iced tea! Thanks for sharing this great recipe at the In and Out of the Kitchen link party! I am sharing it on my facebook today and will pin and google+ it also!

    See you next week,
    Cynthia at

  5. […]  With summer in full swing around here, I just fell in love with Auntie Em’s Texas Tea! […]

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