Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Perfect Sweet Tea

What is summer without sweet tea? Well, if you're from the south, it's just not summer!! And if you're not from the south, well, it's still not truly summer until you have that pitcher full of the sweet goodness just sitting in your fridge for you to enjoy whenever you wish! I found this sweet tea recipe on one of my favorite recipe site, www.allrecipes.com. Enjoy and let your summer begin!

Sweet Tea
  • 1 pinch baking soda
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 6 tea bags
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 6 cups cool water
--Boil water, and add tea bags. Cover, and allow to steep for 15 minutes.
--Sprinkle in the baking soda - THIS IS KEY!!!! Don't forget the baking soda, it neutralizes the tannic acid in the tea and makes it smooth, removing the bitter taste you get after you drink tea. You can do this with normal iced tea, too, if you're taste buds don't like it sweet!
--Remove tea bags, and discard; stir in sugar until dissolved. Pour in cool water, then refrigerate until cold.

--Very easy to double!!


  1. Wow...I'm gonna remember that about the Baking Soda! I would've never thought of that!

  2. I love cooking blogs!!! I hope you are doing well Sarah! This will be a fun way to keep up with your super adorable fam:)

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  4. Being from the South, I thought I knew ALL there was to know about tea. Never heard of baking soda!I'm totally doing this tomorrow when I make the tea!