Southern Sweet Tea

Southern Sweet Tea

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34 review(s) averaging 4.6. 71% 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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Best sweet tea we ever had??. Followed your instructions as written. No need to change anything. Amazing! By the way, were southerners too.
minnie091961 2 days 14 minutes ago

Yum, yum!
hayleymoomaw 3 months ago

Goooood
marcewgrzyb 3 months ago

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 6 months ago

Why baking soda?
Zonya 8 months ago

That craps sucks
zeeneatha 1 year 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.
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kkim33 1 year ago

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