Southern Style Sweet Tea

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
  1. Sprinkle baking soda into a large pitcher.
  2. Add tea bags to pitcher and pour boiling water over them. Cover and allow to steep for 15 minutes.
  3. Remove tea bags and discard.
  4. Add sugar and stir until dissolved completely.
  5. Add cool water. Stir. Refrigerate until ice cold. Serve over ice. Enjoy!

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