Sweet tea is a staple in the South; but since moving north of the Mason-Dixon Line, I have had no choice
but to make my own at home.
I pride myself on being a Southern girl, and as every good Southern girl knows, you must know the proper way to make "real" sweet tea!
So today I am sharing my Southern sweet tea recipe. Enjoy...
Here's what you'll need:
- Tea maker (or a tea kettle will also work)
- Regular tea bags
-Tall wooden spoon
- Serving glasses (mason jars are my favorite!)
- Separate serving carafe or pitcher - optional
Get all of your goodies out and ready to go!
Place your tea bags in your tea maker, or in your tea kettle of boiling water. I use 8-10 small tea bags, 2-4 medium, or 1 large. The more tea bags you use, the stronger the tea flavor.
While your tea is steeping, prep your glasses.
Fill each glass with ice, slice your lemons into wedges, and get your straws ready!
Lots of sugar is a key ingredient when making sweet tea...
I use 1 full cup per pitcher. Yes, you read that correctly!
Now here 's the true secret to "real" Southern sweet tea...so listen up!
You must add the sugar while the tea is still HOT, so it melts completely.
Once your sugar is fully melted and combined, add ice and stir!
And there you have it...
Simply fill your glasses, add a lemon wedge, a straw, and you're ready to serve!
Thanks for reading today!
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Cheers to sweet tea y'all!