Recipe: Citrus Iced Tea

I don’t know about you, but one thing (or ‘thang’)  I always have on-hand during the summer months – a big ol’ pitcher of iced tea.   Normally I would sweeten the tea with sugar (southern tradition = sweet tea), but my husband and I have switched to Splenda to watch our sugar.    Honestly, I can’t tell the difference anymore.     But, Sweet Tea – it’s a Southern Thang!

Here’s a family favorite for a refreshing Citrus Iced Tea. Feel free to use Splenda instead of sugar if you like.


4 tea bags
2 cups boiling water
¼ cup sugar (or Splenda)
4 cups cold water
¼ cup grapefruit juice
¼ cup lemon juice
¼ cup orange juice
Orange slices, if desired – Makes the beverage really pretty
Additional Sugar/Splenda, if desired

Place tea bags in teapot or medium bowl. Pour in the boiling water and let stand 8 to 10 minutes.

Remove the tea bags from the teapot or bowl. Add ¼ cup sugar and stir until dissolved.

Stir together all remaining ingredients except orange slice and additional sugar in a 2 quart pitcher. Stir in tea. Serve over ice cubes with an orange slice for garnish. Add sugar if desired.

Y’all Enjoy!  🙂


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