Thursday, April 7, 2011

Sweet Tea

I'm sure most people will see this and wonder why I posted a recipe on here for something so very simple.  I'll tell you why.  I've had some good sweet tea and some really bad sweet tea.  I'd like to give an honorable mention to my mother on her tea making abilities.  She made sweet tea so bad once it was agreed upon that it actually tasted like dirty socks.  Not to mention, in a place like Washington it is hard to get sweet tea.  If you find a place that actually has sweet tea, odds aren't it isn't very good.  I love tea.  I never even realized it was necessary to specify between sweet and unsweetened until I moved here.  In the South we just simply say we want tea and it comes sweetened.  Ahhh, the South.

Simply bring about 4 cups of water to a boil.  Add in 1 cup of sugar and stir until dissolved.  Simply turn off the heat completely and add 2 family size Lipton tea bags.  Steep for 12 minutes. Pour tea into a gallon pitcher and fill the rest of the way with cold water.  Let it sit in the fridge for a few hours before drinking to let the flavor meld a bit.  

1 comment:

  1. Yea well now I make the best sweet tea there is thanks to you recipe. Because that not only tasted like dirty socks, it smeeled like dirty socks. I thank you and my husband tahnks you!