It was brought to my attention recently that it is near impossible to find (good) sweet tea as far north as Pennsylvania. So I took it upon myself to prove that this sugary brew is not reserved only for those south of the Mason-Dixon line. And here it is, from a Pennsylvania girl herself, authentical southern style sweet iced tea! I’m even divulging the secret ingredient- a sprinkle of baking soda… it neutralizes the tannins and gives the tea a smooth taste. Hope y’all enjoy!
Southern Style Sweet Tea
Serves: appx. 8 quarts
- 9 family sized tea bags (or 15 regular tea bags)
- 1 qt. (4 c.) boiling water
- 3 qts. (12 c.) cool water
- 2 c. sugar
- 1/4 tsp. baking soda
- Sprinkle baking soda into a large pitcher.
- Add tea bags to pitcher and pour boiling water over them. Cover and allow to steep for 15 minutes.
- Remove tea bags and discard.
- Add sugar and stir until dissolved completely.
- Add cool water. Stir. Refrigerate until ice cold. Serve over ice. Enjoy!