Every southern woman knows how to make the perfect sweet tea. As a matter of fact, there is no need to call it "sweet Tea" in the south, as that's just what we would call NORMAL tea. Not that stuff my Yankee friends drink (In Connecticut, visiting a friend last summer, I about died when I poured a glass of tea and found it to be FLAVORED)
2 Luzianne Tea bags
8 cups of water
1 PINCH of Baking Soda
1 cup of sugar
1. Boil 2 cups of water
2. in a measuring cup, or glass cup, put 2 teabags and the pinch of baking soda
3. Pour the 2 cups of boiling water in with the teabags and baking soda and let "steep" (soak) for 15-20 minutes, depending on how dark you want your tea (I do 18 minutes)
4. In your tea pitcher, put 1 cup of sugar
5. Get excess water out of tea bags and pour steeped tea in pitcher with sugar and mix.
6. Add 1 cup of cold water to tea and mix thoroughly.
7. Add remaining 5 cups of water to tea pitcher along with ice, stiring. Place in fridge until ready to serve
5 years ago