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Can my Southern Belle friends please tell me the right way to make proper Sweet Tea?
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      Carolnphil wrote Apr 27, 2009
    • I like my tea strong so it tastes like tea and not that weak stuff that tastes like sugar water.  I make it in a one gallon pitcher.

      I boil 8 Lipton decaffeinated tea bags and 1 bag of something else like mint or blackberry then I turn the pot off and let it steep for a while.  I pour it into the one gallon pitcher and add cool water to it while also adding 3/4 to 1 cup of sugar.  It depends on how sweet you like your tea.  I don’t want overly sweetened tea.

      I like mine while it’s still warm.  You can add ice to yours, if you like.

      This is the same recipe my mom and grandmother used except I add the mint or blackberry to mine.  You could add peach, camomile or whatever the flavor you like.

      Don’t leave your tea pitcher out on the counter.  It will ferment.  Wash the pitcher every time before you make your tea.  Let it drain so you don’t get soap bubbles in your tea. :)




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      007pouty wrote Apr 27, 2009
    • I’m with CarolnPhil except, I leave mine on the counter for at least 4 hours before I mix with water to make a gallon.  Then refrigerator,
      I won’t drink it until the next day so it’s good and strong!
      Then ENJOY!




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      Susan Sullivan wrote Apr 27, 2009
    • I make it like Shop Girl, my sister like MWong.  The real key is to use real sugar and add it to the tea while it’s still hot so that it melts and blends properly.  I like it best fresh made, when it’s still warm and crackles the ice...my mom prefers it after it’s been in the fridge for a day.  How much sugar depends on your tastes.  Decaf tea tastes slightly different to me than regular. It’s 7-8 small tea bags or 3-4 large ones.  I tend to use small ones.




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      Vikki Hall wrote Apr 28, 2009
    • I thought I heard something before about brewing the sugar in at the same time with the tea??????

      I have always made mine thru the coffee maker with about 7 teabags, full pot of water, then when done brewing I would add a tray of ice and about 3/4 cup of sugar to it.

      I tried sun tea once. It was ok just a little too weak for me......frown

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      Tammyjoa wrote Apr 28, 2009
    • GET A LARGE GLASS PICHER.. PUT 9 TEA BAGS.. SIT IN THE SUN FOR 1 HOUR... MIX WITH SUGAR AND ICE   AND ENJOY.... IF THE SUNTEA IS TOO WEEK ADD MORE TEA BAGS.




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      Jonesiegirl wrote Apr 29, 2009
    • Wow!  I never made sweet tea until I was married to my second husband...a southerner, and he taught me.  But his way and the way everyone else has described it is completely different.  I was taught to brew the tea as usual (7-8 tea bags in a gallon of water).  While it’s brewing, take 1 cup of sugar and one cup of water and boil on top of stove until the sugar crystals have all disolved into a simple syrup.  Then take the tea bags out of the tea and stir in the simple syrup.




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