Southern Sweet Tea
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- 1 gal
- 9 bag(s)
- individual tea bags
- 1/2 c
1Boil 1/2 gallon of water in a boiler that has a lid. Turn off the heat after it comes to a boil.
My tap water makes the tea cloudy, so I buy Crystal Geyser in a gallon container. Well water works fine, but treated water always makes poor tea. It won't taste right and it gets cloudy. Stick with water from an aquifer.
2Add the sugar and stir. Tie together 9 small tea bags and hang them over the side with the tags on the outisde. Place the lid on top and allow the tea to steep until you have time to make it.
3Pour the steeped tea into the clear water and stir. I like it warm in a cup. Store in the refrigerator until it's cool and won't melt ice which will dilute it. Try it this way, and if it's not sweet enough, you can add more sugar.