Jul 25, 2012

Best Iced Tea recipe

I forgot to get some sweet tea for the southern girl coming to Thanksgiving at our house so I decided to make some. Didn't have any cheap tea and only had 1/2 gal pitcher. Dissolved 2/3 cup sugar in some boiling water, added to superhot tap water to make 1/2 gal. Threw in 3 Earl Grey tea bags and let sit out about 15 minutes, then put in fridge for about 3 hours. Can't really review how it turned out - it was sweet and tea flavored, but I'm from Michigan!

Speaking from experience...from the Deep South Mississippi. It is also important you STEEP the hot tea bags in water before you put in the fridge. Sugar content is right on!! Of course the secret to good sweet tea is dissolving the sugar before refrigeration.

I love this recipe, but I've changed it up a little: 1 Gallon Hot Tap Water, 4 Decaf tea bags, 4 Regular tea bags ( I prefer Lipton) and 1 1/2 Cups of Granulated Sugar. Let set on counter top for an hour, then refrigerate for 8-10 hrs. Remove tea bags and enjoy a heavenly glass of Southern Sweet Tea. I make 2 1/2 gallons every other day and there are just three of us. Two of us really drink the tea! That's how good it is. I'm known in my circle for my super Southern Iced Tea!

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