I forgot to get some sweet tea for the southern girl coming to Thanksgiving at our house so I decided to make some. Didn't have any cheap tea and only had 1/2 gal pitcher. Dissolved 2/3 cup sugar in some boiling water, added to superhot tap water to make 1/2 gal. Threw in 3 Earl Grey tea bags and let sit out about 15 minutes, then put in fridge for about 3 hours. Can't really review how it turned out - it was sweet and tea flavored, but I'm from Michigan!
Speaking from experience...from the Deep South Mississippi. It is also important you STEEP the hot tea bags in water before you put in the fridge. Sugar content is right on!! Of course the secret to good sweet tea is dissolving the sugar before refrigeration.
I love this recipe, but I've changed it up a little: 1 Gallon Hot Tap Water, 4 Decaf tea bags, 4 Regular tea bags ( I prefer Lipton) and 1 1/2 Cups of Granulated Sugar. Let set on counter top for an hour, then refrigerate for 8-10 hrs. Remove tea bags and enjoy a heavenly glass of Southern Sweet Tea. I make 2 1/2 gallons every other day and there are just three of us. Two of us really drink the tea! That's how good it is. I'm known in my circle for my super Southern Iced Tea!
I love this recipe because you make it and are done. I usually let the tea stepp, then add the sugar, then refridgerate it but I have been wanting to simplify it because it takes so long! I left the tea bags in overnight- too long- so I won't be doing that again! This has a great taste!
I'm loving sweet tea and this is really really good. I cut the sugar back to just 1 cup and it was just right. Thanks.
You make yours similar to mine but I add a couple of cranberry tea bags and mint leaves.. For a great punch check out my veranda tea punch
This is much better than my usual way of making iced tea. Thanks for a new keeper! I used Splenda instead of sugar which worked just fine.
Move over "Sun Tea" this is the BEST! Loved this! Just delicious, and brought me right back to my Southern roots! Thanks 2Bleu!
This was great and really refreshing! I thought it was perfect :) Thanks!
This is very good tea! My friend made me sweet tea and shared that she boiled the sugar with the tea bags - so I went searching for a recipe like that on the Zaar and lucked out to find it. :) Very nice on a hot summer day!