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This is the best southern sweet tea I have even had. BE WARNED: It is very sweet, cut back on the sugar if you need to. The baking soda takes the bitterness away from the tea.
"It is not really sweet enough to be called southern sweet tea but we still found the drink delicious! It was very refreshing on a hot summer day and went over very well If I make it again I would add as much as a cup more of sugar to see if it gets more southerny."- MauraSpeckt
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1. In a large glass measuring cup, place the tea bags and add the baking soda.
2. Pour the boiling water over the tea bags.
3. Cover and steep for 15 minutes.
4. Take out the tea bags and do not squeeze them.
5. Pour the tea mixture into a 2-quart pitcher; add the sugar.
6. Stir until the sugar is dissolved.
7. Add in the cold water.
8. Let cool; chill in the refrigerator and serve over ice.
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irishfeet 4 months ago
bravo9520 4 months agoThe baking soda is an awesome idea.
LavenderWand 4 months agoWorks great! I just use a little less sugar.
kkim33 7 months ago
MauraSpeckt 7 months agoIt is not really sweet enough to be called southern sweet tea but we still found the drink delicious! It was very refreshing on a hot summer day and went over very well If I make it again I would add as much as a cup more of sugar to see if it gets more southerny.
Jennifer96 7 months ago
SouthernStyleLiving 7 months agosoutherns use a lot more sugar lol I'm from way low in the heart of Dixie, we use 2 to 2.5 cups sugar we like our sweet tea
adbritton 7 months ago::uhu
raemamaof6 7 months ago
simply9969 8 months agoits very delicious but too sweet
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GradBratt2010 9 months agoLove it!
ImaTasteeTreat 10 months agoHaven't made sweet tea any other way since trying this!
allthatisbianca 10 months agoVery good sweet tea. Smooth and sweet!
Spousey 1 year agoNo complaints. I used rasberry flavored tea by accident. It was great. I will make it many times again using different teas.
lorismith2 1 year agoYummy
sbtlmary 1 year ago
Ksienkiewicz 1 year agoMade this using Chai Spice tea (Stash Brand) and only one cup of sugar. Delicious! I was concerned about 15 minutes of steeping making the tea bitter. Guess the baking soda worked, because this tea is great.
shaleahackenberg 1 year ago
lost12many 1 year agoGreat tea. Closest thing to true southern sweet tea without going to Savannah to get it. I double the recipe and only use 1.5 cups of sugar. It is perfect!