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Basic Sweet Tea

by on April 10, 2013

iced_teaIf you follow me on Facebook, and you totally should, you probably read about my recent liberation from a certain fast food restaurant’s sweet tea.  For a mere ninety-nine cents, I would receive a large foam cup brimming with sweety-cold goodness.  My relationship with this lovely, cold drink had been  going along smoothly until one day, the sweetness came to a grinding halt.

The cup of “tea” I received was more chipped ice than tea.  Needless to say, I was annoyed, but was willing to let it pass.  We all have our off days, don’t we?

The next cup of “tea” I received was watery and tasteless.  That was it.  In my game of baseball, two strikes and you’re out.

After mourning the loss of my refreshing drink, I woke up one morning with an ephiphany:  I’ll make my own tea!

Here, dear readers, is the result of my toiling over a hot stove, just for you, so you too can be freed from the tyranny of the varying quality of fast-food tea.  Bon appetit!

Sweet Tea

7 tea bags

2 cups hot water

2/3 cup of sugar (any kind)

Pinch of baking soda

3 cups of cold water


Drop your teabags into a 32 oz Pyrex measuring cup.  Heat your water to just below boiling and pour over the teabags.  Cover and let steep for about 15 minutes.  (I like a nice strong tea).  Add the pinch of baking soda to keep your tea from becoming bitter.  Add 2/3 cup of sugar (whatever type pleases you) and stir until dissolved.  If cool enough, pour into  pitcher of your choosing add about 3 cups of cold water, or to taste). Stir, add ice and enjoy.

You may adjust the amount of water to taste, add mint or lemon as it pleases you.



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  1. I’m serious about my sweet tea. Unfortunately, I live west of the Missouri River, so no one out heere knows what that is. If I don’t make it myself, I can’t get it.

    (I miss Bojangles.)

    • Dahlia DeWinters permalink

      I remember sweet tea and drive thru daiquiri places from my time on New Orleans so I know what you mean!

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