Due to popular demand...
Here's my best southern sweet tea recipe. You'll laugh, because after trying all the "exotic" sweeteners, I ended up sticking with sugar!! :)
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 2 cups boiling water
- 6 tea bags (regular size, I do half decaf tea and half regular---hows that for a coffee lover?? Forget half caff lattes, I can make half caff sweet tea!!)
- 1/2 to 3/4 cup sugar (more or less, I do this to taste)
- 6 cups cold water (more or less, I actually gauge how much cool water to add by the color of the tea)
Steep baking soda, hot water, and tea for 10-15 minutes. Remove tea bags. Add sugar. Stir till dissolved. Add cold water. refrigerate and/or serve on ice.
This is PERFECT!! The baking soda keeps the tea from becoming bitter, so don't skip that step!