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Southern Sweet Tea

Southern Sweet Tea

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31 review(s) averaging 4.5. 68% would make again

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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.

"I'm from Texas and I don't remember a time in my life without sweet tea! The baking soda is pure genius! No slightly bitter taste at all! I put 2 cups of sugar in it cuz I knew my boys would say it wasn't sweet enough! Yes, we Southerners like our sweet tea SWEET!! Great tea though, I drank 2 glasses right away!"

- tamye_pressler_mcspadden

Ingredients

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6 tea bags; regular
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/8 tsp baking soda
6 cup cold water
2 cup boiling water

Original recipe makes 6 Servings

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Preparation

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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Triple digits and some sweet tea to solve thirst. photo by Fastrak565 Fastrak565

photo by sdw09 sdw09

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I'm from Texas and I don't remember a time in my life without sweet tea! The baking soda is pure genius! No slightly bitter taste at all! I put 2 cups of sugar in it cuz I knew my boys would say it wasn't sweet enough! Yes, we Southerners like our sweet tea SWEET!! Great tea though, I drank 2 glasses right away!
tamye_pressler_mcspadden 3 weeks ago
Why baking soda?
Zonya 3 months ago
That craps sucks
zeeneatha 8 months ago
irishfeet 1 year ago
The baking soda is an awesome idea.
bravo9520 1 year ago
Works great! I just use a little less sugar.
LavenderWand 1 year ago
kkim33 1 year ago
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 1 year ago
Jennifer96 1 year ago
southerns 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
SouthernStyleLiving 1 year ago
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