Southern Sweet Tea
Smooth, sweet and never bitter, the perfect glass of sweet tea.
Servings: 2 quarts
- 6 black tea bags
- ⅛ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ - 1½ cups sugar
Bring 4 cups of water to a boil.
Remove from heat, add baking soda and tea bags, and cover. Let the tea steep for 5-15 minutes. The longer you let it steep the stronger it will be.
Remove tea bags. Don't squeeze them, squeezing them will make your tea bitter.
Stir sugar into the hot tea, stir until dissolved. Let it cool for 5-10 minutes.
Fill a 2-quart pitcher with ice, then pour the warm tea over the ice. Top off with cold water and stir.