Perfect Southern Sweet Tea

3
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:

☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes

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

  1. Sprinkle 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.
  2. Pour Boiling water over tea bags,
    Cover and allow to steep for 15 minutes.
    Remove and toss out Tea Bags.
  3. Add Sugar and Stir until completely dissolved.
    Add Cool Water.
    Refrigerate until cold and ready to drink.
    Serve over ice.

Printable Recipe Card

About Perfect Southern Sweet Tea

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



Show 4 Comments & Reviews

17 Healthy Homemade Snacks for Kids

17 Healthy Homemade Snacks for Kids


Finding delicious and nutritious snacks that your kids will actually eat can be a challenge, but we’re here to help. These 17 homemade, kid-friendly snacks range from fruit roll ups to carrot fries to muffins to chocolate peanut butter banana bites – essentially everything your kids are craving you can make right from your kitchen.

16 Super Cheesy Dinner Recipes

16 Super Cheesy Dinner Recipes


Calling all my fellow cheese lovers! These ooey, gooey, cheesy dinner recipes are going to be your family’s new favorites. Casserole, macaroni and cheese, enchiladas and more, these easy cheese-tastic recipes are full of flavor and perfect to make for tonight’s dinner.

8 Hot Dog Topping Recipes

8 Hot Dog Topping Recipes


Hot dogs are one of the most popular menu items on a cookout (find out how they became so popular here) and they’re an easy dinner. We’re sharing eight hot dog topping recipes that will elevate your hot dogs. They’re so good, you won’t limit enjoying hot dogs to grilling season.