Sweetie Sweet Tea

5 Min
30 Min

Something I have become addicted to since we moved south!

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1 c
1 tsp
baking soda
8 - 9
black or green tea bags (i use lipton)
boiling water
ice cubes
3 quart container
long spoon

Directions Step-By-Step

Fill teapot with water & bring to a boil.
Take off lid of 3 qt container.
Pour sugar & baking soda into container.
Take tea bags & tie together. Place inside of container & put funnel into base of container to hold tea bags from falling in totally.
When water is boiling, pour water into funnel slowly until empty. Let tea bags steep for 30 - 40 minutes.
When done steeping, take tea bags out & squeese to get all liquid out. Take spoon & stir to dissolve sugar.
Fill the rest of container with ice & let chill at least 4 hours to overnight.
When chilled, fill a glass with ice & pour your sweet tea in & enjoy!!!!!

Try different flavored teas for a pick me up.

Celestial Seasonings True Blueberry Sweet Tea was sooo good, it was like Liquid Blueberry Pie or Blueberry Juice. Can't even tell it was tea....

Lipton French Vanilla Sweet Tea.....about the same with a little vanilla added to it. Really good too.

Lipton Green Tea with Mandarin Orange Flavor was really good!

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L D windella
Feb 14, 2012
I love sweet tea when I visit the south,it's always just right!. When I met my relatives in Mississippi,they made the BEST tea.
I never order ice tea in Cali because it's always unsweetened and its so hard to sweeten once it's cold.
Kimmi Knippel (Sweet_Memories) KimmiK
Feb 14, 2012
Yes it is. It was that way back in Chicago. I just love it & you can adjust the sugar to your liking, but I usually do between 1 1/2 - 2 Cups, but you can do less, but I wouldn't go any lower than 1 Cup.
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