Swedish Tea

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“In the early 1950's my grandmother made this tea for me, it is still my favorite! Sweet and tangy, a real treat when the weather is in the 90's and good warmed during the freezing winter time. Enjoy! A big thanks to Grandma Prescott”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large saucepan add 1 tablespoon Lipton orange pekoe loose tea to 2 cups of water.
  2. Bring mixture to a low boil,.
  3. Add 1 cup of sugar and the juice of 1 lemon.
  4. Slice lemon pieces and add to mixture.
  5. Stir to help sugar dissolve, then turn the heat to low.
  6. Cover saucepan with a lid and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes. Do not boil.
  7. Strain tea mixture well and add enough water to make 1/2 gallon of tea.
  8. Note:
  9. I usually triple this recipe. I divide the concentrate and refrigerate or freeze two 1/3 portions for later use. I just add water as directed above.

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