Recipe by Ambervim
It is said the "secret" ingredient removes any bitterness and creates a smooth, clear tea. I have seen this twice in the last month. One from the deep south and the other from the (now closed) Lone Star Steakhouse in Houston, TX.
Top Review by CarrolJ
Since I was born and raised in Michigan, I was an adult before I tasted Sweet Tea. I love unsweetened iced tea and consider sweet iced tea a totally different drink. This was pretty good but a bit too sweet for me. Could be improved by a slice of fresh lemon. Made for My 3 Chefs Fall 2013.
- 12 tea bags
- 1 quart water, boiling
- 3 quarts water, cool
- 1 cup sugar (more or less to taste, in TX they use 1.5 cups)
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda (the secret ingredient)