Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

A concentrate for sweet tea lovers. The baking soda keeps the tea from clouding.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring water to boiling; remove from heat then add tea bags.
  2. Steep 15 minutes; discard tea bags (do not squeeze for the tea will become bitter).
  3. Add sugar and baking soda; stir to dissolve.
  4. Add to mixture the lemon juice.
  5. To serve: pour enough tea syrup to taste in tall iced tea glass filled with ice cubes. Fill remainder of glass with water. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

5 5

This the perfect way to prepare Iced Tea ahead of time. I just mixed mine with half syrup and half water and it was perfect. Thanks for sharing your recipe :)

5 5

I wanted to go ahead and post a photo and review, but I'm kind of waiting to see if the baking soda keeps the tea from getting cloudy! I halved the recipe, since I'm an empty-nester now. This turned out great....I'll be drinking it throughout the week. Thanks for posting! Made for photo tag.

5 5

A grand taste and a grand view to partake of such delightful liquid refreshment on a hot summer day. I followed this exactly. Used this on *Saturday Lunch at the Farm* and I ran was so delicious! It made a perfect drink to cool the thirst of our farm helpers and was a very welcomed addition to the farm table. I put mine in a big glass pitcher, adding 6 cups of water to the pitcher. Floated sliced lemons on top! Made for *Everyday is a Holiday* August 2009.