My sister asked in her comment on my last post “Just exactly HOW do you make sweet tea, anyway?”. I expect I’ll be pummeled by a gang of true Southern ladies and hung from a tree by my big toes for doing this, but here it is…
Southern Sweet Tea
6 cups water
4 family-size tea bags — or 8 regular sized bags (I use Luzianne)
1 – 1 1/2 cups sugar
Bring 6 cups of water to a boil in a saucepan and add the tea bags. Boil for 1 minute then remove from heat. Cover and steep for 10 minutes. Remove tea bags.
Add sugar, stirring until dissolved. Pour into a 1-gallon pitcher, and add enough water to fill the pitcher. Let chill in fridge and serve over ice.
By the way, I am NOT dramatic and I don’t embellish stories either.