Monday, July 23, 2012

Southern Sweet Tea

I generally take iced tea unsweetened, but having a Southern mom gives me the hankering every once in a while for traditional Southern sweet tea.

Southern Sweet Tea
6 teabags (any plain old kind will do, I use Lipton or Red Rose, but Luzianne is the classic if your store has it)
1/2 gallon water
1 cup sugar

Cut paper tags off teabags and put them into a pot filled with 1/2 gallon of water. Bring this to a rolling boil. Boil for two minutes and then turn off heat. Allow tea to steep for 10 minutes before removing the teabags. Pour in sugar and stir until completely dissolved.

Let cool and serve over ice with lemon on the side.

this recipe is also shared at some of my favorite food blog hops



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10 comments:

  1. Oh boy, that sounds delicious:) I am trying it for sure! Thanks, sweetie

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  2. This is such a delicious sounding recipe, thanks so much for sharing Mal, it sounds and looks yummy :)

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  3. I love sweet tea but, as of late just drink ice tea with lemon & no sugar. Found you via blog hop hope you can drop by sometime.
    Over @ DearCreatives.com

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  4. My son loves tea, and this sounds great! Thanks for sharing at Must Try Monday.

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  5. I was always curious as to how sweet, "Sweet tea" is... very! Looks delicious but I would probably have to drink a little less than usual.

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    1. It is fairly sweet (especially if you're not used to sweet tea)! You can try the recipe with a little less, or cut the sweetness with some lemon

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  6. Thank you for participating in Show Your Stuff Blog Hop, You are invited to come back:
    http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/07/show-your-stuff-34.html

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  7. Living in the South Sweet Tea is the only kind of tea here : )

    Thanks so much for sharing at Mealtime Monday! Can't wait to see what you link up tonight!

    Kaylee
    www.couponingncooking.com

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  8. Looks so refreshing. Now I'm thirsty:)

    Hopping by and following your lovely blog (FB, Twitter, G+ and Pinterest).

    The Quiet Mom blogging @ How to Cook Fresh Artichoke Recipe

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  9. Stopping by to say Hi from the blog hop. Come visit sometime, tea is cold and no shoes are required. Kathy B. http://www.southernmadeintheshade.blogspot.com new follower

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