Traditional Southern Iced Sweet Teaeasy prep time 5 mins | cook time 20 mins | SERVINGS 12
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
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.**
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.
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.
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.
Sip and enjoy!