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Friday, July 29, 2011

Southern Sweet Tea

1½-2 quart tea pitcher
4-5 family size Luzianne tea bags
1 C sugar or Splenda
Lemon wedges

Boil 3 cups of water in a pot. (Always use the same pot, and do not use it to cook anything else.) When water boils, add tea bags and remove from heat. Steep (let tea bags sit undisturbed) for 5 minutes. Put one cup of sugar into your pitcher, then tea while it is still warm, so the sugar will melt. Add more water up to top of pitcher; remove tea bags, squeeze and discard. Serve with lots of ice and lemon wedges or fresh mint.
Served in the South year round, sweet tea is an essential. Made SWEET, as it should be!

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