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Sweet Tea Pickles {Recipe Redux}


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  • 3 medium pickling cucumbers, sliced thin
  • 2 black tea bags
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • lemon slices (optional)


  1. Slice cucumbers and lemons (if using) and add to 16 oz glass jar, or container with lid.
  2. Bring 1/2 cup water to a boil in a small saucepan.
  3. Pour water over tea bags in a heat-safe bowl and steep for 5 minutes.
  4. Combine remaining water, vinegar, and sugar in saucepan and bring to a boil. Remove from heat.
  5. Discard tea bags and add tea to vinegar mixture.
  6. Pour over cucumbers and cool to room temperature on counter.
  7. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 days and up to 2 months.
  • Category: Vegetables, Condiments


  • Serving Size: 8 slices