Thursday, May 23, 2013

Southern Sweet Tea

As a southern girl I have grown up on sweet tea. I know a lot of people have grown up on hot tea but not down here. Here it’s all sweet tea. I love sweet tea. I love it better than soda and anyone who knows me knows that’s saying a lot.

When I found this recipe I was so excited because I forgot how important the baking soda is for sweet tea. It’s important because it keeps the tea fresh and crisp and adds a nice flavor to the tea. If you have never had a glass of good sweet tea let me highly recommend you giving this a try.

  • 5 Family size tea bags
  • 4 cups boiling water
  • 12 cups cool water
  • 1 1/2 - 2 cups sugar.
  • 1/4 teaspoon - Baking Soda (this IS the SECRET Ingredient!!)
  1. Sprinkle baking soda into a plastic or glass pitcher
  2. Add Tea bags to the pitcher/baking soda, 
  3. Pour Boiling water over tea bags,
  4. Cover and allow to steep for 15 minutes.
  5. Remove and toss out Tea Bags,
  6. Add Sugar and Stir until completely dissolved.
  7. Add Cool Water.
  8. Refrigerate until cold and ready to drink.
  9. Serve over ice,
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Adriana Iris La Dulce Vida said...

Came by to make sure you use enough sugar. ;)

YUMMommy said...

Thanks for sharing the secret ingredient. Will definitely have to try it.