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Sparkling sweet tea
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Makes 8-10 servings


    • 6 tea black bags (talking point you may use other flavors of tea too)
    • 8 cups of water
    • 1 lemon sliced
    • 1 orange sliced
    • 1 1/2 cup sugar and 1 cup of water, for simple syrup
    • 2 cups of seltzer water


Baking Directions:

In a large pitcher add the water and the sliced lemon and orange and the tea bags. Be sure to keep the paper tags on the tea on the outside of the pitcher. Cover and place in the sun for 3 to 4 hours. In a small saucepot combine the sugar and 1 cup of water and bring to a simmer, stirring to completely dissolve the sugar. Cool and set aside.Once the tea is done steeping, add the simple syrup and chilled seltzer.Pour this into ice filled mason jars or glasses and add a sprig of mint for garnish.You may substitute Agave syrup if you want to skip making the simple syrup.