Microwave Sweet Tea

Making tea on the stove is easy enough but even easier in the microwave, so why not? I have a strainer that is the perfect size to fit in the top of my gallon pitcher so that it makes it a snap to strain the tea bags over the sugar without worrying about busting the bags. Adding a slice of lemon to my glass of iced tea adds the perfect touch.

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  • Add 3 cups of water to a 4-cup microwave-safe measuring cup, preferably with a handle.
  • Add baking soda (or just a small pinch to prevent cloudiness or bitterness).
  • Add tea bags.
  • Microwave on high 7-8 minutes.
  • Add sugar to 1 gallon pitcher.
  • Pour the tea into pitcher on top of sugar, squeezing tea bags gently.
  • Mix tea and sugar at the bottom of the pitcher.
  • Allow to sit for approximaltey 10 minutes.
  • Stir.
  • Fill gallon pitcher with water.
  • Stir well.
  • May serve immediately over ice but even better chilled a while in the fridge (best chilled until next day or overnight).
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"Making tea on the stove is easy enough but even easier in the microwave, so why not? I have a strainer that is the perfect size to fit in the top of my gallon pitcher so that it makes it a snap to strain the tea bags over the sugar without worrying about busting the bags. Adding a slice of lemon to my glass of iced tea adds the perfect touch."
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  1. Carlos M.
    Came it very good! The baking soda surprised me, I actually started the microwave at 5 minutes without it, then I saw why you included it so I added the pinch then put it on for another two minutes. Followed the rest, chilled it and enjoyed it.
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  2. Queen Puff
    Making tea on the stove is easy enough but even easier in the microwave, so why not? I have a strainer that is the perfect size to fit in the top of my gallon pitcher so that it makes it a snap to strain the tea bags over the sugar without worrying about busting the bags. Adding a slice of lemon to my glass of iced tea adds the perfect touch.
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