Traditional Southern Iced Sweet Tea No ratings yet.


easy prep time 5 mins | cook time 20 mins servings 0

Ingredients

    1 gallon freshwater

    8-10 Lipton black tea bags, organic

    2 cups La Fe Brown Sugar

    2 medium lemons, rinsed & sliced

    1/4 tsp baking soda

Directions

  • STEP ONE
    Start by adding water to a large pot over high heat and bringing it to a boil. Add your yea bags to the boiling water and let it continue to boil for another 1-2 minutes. Turn off heat and let tea bags continue to steep for 15-20 minutes. **NOTE: The longer that the tea bags steep, the stronger the flavor. You can let them steep up to 30 minutes before it begins to get bitter.**

  • STEP TWO

    Meanwhile, add in the La Fe brown sugar and stir until it’s fully incorporated and dissolved. Let the mixture cool completely, about 1 hour or so.

  • STEP THREE

    In a large pitcher, add steeped tea mixture (keeping the tea bags out), lemon slices, baking soda, and 3 cups of ice, and refrigerate immediately to keep it cold, about 30 minutes to an hour.

  • STEP FOUR

    Once sweet tea has chilled considerably, serve: Pouring sweet tea into a prepared glass(es) and adding a slice or two of lemon if desired.

  • STEP FIVE

    Sip and enjoy!

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