In Tennessee, it is unheard of not to have sweet tea in your fridge at all times. I was even remembering how they put tea in our bottles and sippy cups when we were small (no joke), no wonder were all hooked. The fresh mint and orange in this tea give it a little something special.
8 tea bags
8 cups water + 1 cup water
1 cup sugar
1/4 fresh mint
4 orange slices
1. In a small pan on high heat add 1 cup water; allow coming to a full boil then turning heat off. Add sugar, mix well.
2. In a large saucepan add 8 cups water on high heat, allow coming to boil, turn heat off. Add tea bags, steep 15-20 minutes. In a pitcher pour tea mixture, then sugar mixture, mix well. Add mint and orange slices. Refrigerate over night.