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Iced tea recipes

Taken from the 1839 The Kentucky Housewife cookbook

Named after George IV, the English prince regent between 1811 until 1820 and king from 1820 to 1830.

Combine 1½-pints of strong tea, 2½ c. of white sugar, ½ pint of strong sweet cream and a bottle of claret (dry red wine) or champagne.

From Housekeeping in Old Virginia 1879

“After scalding the teapot, put into it one quart of boiling water and two teaspoonfuls green tea. If wanted for supper, do this at breakfast. At dinner time, strain, without stirring, through a tea strainer into a pitcher. Let it stand till tea time and pour into decanters, leaving the sediment in the bottom of the pitcher. Fill the goblets with ice, put two teaspoonfuls granulated sugar in each and pour tea over the ice and sugar. A squeeze of lemon will make this delicious and healthful as it will correct the astringent tendency.” SIMPLE ICED TEA
2016 version

Bring 2 c. of water to a rapid boil....

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