Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Sweet Tea

Hello everyone, so as promised today we are making my sweet tea. Now for some of my east coast friends sweet tea is just iced tea sweetened. You will need a family envelope of Lipton tea bags, three of them to be exact. 1 cup of sugar and 6 cups of water and a lemon. To start off you want to dissolve 1 cup of sugar in 3 cups of water on your stove, you don't want it to boil you just want it warmed up. From there add your 3 tea bags, I let mine steep for about 30 minutes, if you like yours a little more stout go ahead and let them steep for an hour or more. Remove your tea bags and pour into a pitcher when cooled. Next add your other 3 cups of water along with your lemon and add about 3 cups of ice if you prefer that. Taste your tea and if it isn't up to your sweetness level add 1 cup of sugar to 1 cup of water on your stove and let the sugar dissolve, take off your stove and add it until its sweet enough. With the left over simple syrup (sugar and water ) in a glass jar and you can re use for coffee or tea or whatever you prefer. From here you want to chill your tea for about 2- 5 hours depending how long you want to wait for it lol.
I hope you enjoy your tea and as always make sure your days are filled with living, laughing and loveing.

1 comment:

  1. I forgot to mention that this recipe makes a gallon so if it seems to be a lot of sugar and or tea bags that is the reason. I also prefer to use reg. sugar and make a simply syrup with that over artificial sweeteners because I really don't like all those chemicals I don't know in my body. As for the calorie content well I monitor my calories very closely and if I have the calories to work with reg. sugar then I will have it. thank you again for all for checking out my blog. Have a wonderful day