Sweet Tea Recipe

You have to put the sugar in while the tea is HOT, not after it’s cold. That way the sugar melts all in the tea, and doesn’t settle to the bottom. So here’s what I do:

Take 4 family size tea bags, and put them in a pot of water. Bring it to a boil. Turn off and let steep if you have time (I usually don’t). Pour into a gallon pitcher and add about 1 and a half cups of sugar. Stir vigorously. Refill the pot using the same tea bags, and bring to a boil again. Add this to the pitcher, and stir vigorously. Finish filling the pitcher, if it’s not full already, with cool tap water. Stir again. Put in frig. Repeat every 12 hours for a family this size 🙂

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  2. ha! repeat that much? that’s so funny! we had 5 people in our house and we had to do this at least every other day if not every day, too.

  3. Where’s the blushing icon? I live alone and brew a gallon a day. Except really hot days, when I run out early and start on the second gallon, lol!

    Now that’s two of you who actually boil your tea? I was told you MUST take the water off of the burner before putting the tea in and never, ever let it boil. It will “bruise” the tea and make it bitter. But, as I told Suni, I’ve never defied the tradition, so I have no way of knowing if that is just an old wives tale, lol! Maybe I’ll get bold one day and try it, just to see what happens. I THINK that what will happen is that there will be an earthquake caused by my female progenitors all turning over in their graves at the same time, lol!

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