Perfect Southern Sweet Tea

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Jody Wood

By
@jodywood1967

Love sweet Tea! so cool and refreshing on a hot summer's day. Add some Lemon and berries for extra color or and berries and mint to ice cubes for a decorative look. Serve in your favorite Mason Jars.

Rating:
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Comments:
Serves:
Makes 1 gallon
Prep:
15 Min
Method:
No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

5-8
family size tea bags or 12 small
4 c
boiling water (or 1qt)
12 c
cool water (or 3 qts )
1 1/2 to 2 c
sugar
1/4 tsp
baking soda (this is the secret ingredient)

How to Make Perfect Southern Sweet Tea

Step-by-Step

  • 1Sprinkle baking soda into a pitcher (I use a gallon-size Mason Jar but many people have voiced concerns about pouring boiling water into a glass container, so use whatever container you'd like)
    Add Tea bags to the pitcher/baking soda.
  • 2Pour Boiling water over tea bags,
    Cover and allow to steep for 15 minutes.
    Remove and toss out Tea Bags.
  • 3Add Sugar and Stir until completely dissolved.
    Add Cool Water.
    Refrigerate until cold and ready to drink.
    Serve over ice.

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About Perfect Southern Sweet Tea

Course/Dish: Other Drinks
Main Ingredient: Coffee/Tea/Beverage
Regional Style: English
Hashtag: #Southern