Sunday, August 1, 2010

How To Make Sweet Tea in 5 Minutes

Surprisingly enough, my most requested recipe is for Iced Tea!! That could be because we always have tea when we have company, regardless of the menu. I don't know how many times I've heard "Oh, that tea is so good. Tell me how to make it." So, here goes. Keep in mind, this is not rocket science. It can be adjusted according to your personal taste.

Start by getting a 2 quart microwave safe measuring cup.

Add 6 tea bags. If you use family size tea bags, use 3.  Add 2 quarts of water and microwave on high for 5 minutes. 

After the 5 minutes, remove the tea bags from the microwave safe pitcher.  Next, add 1 cup of sugar, or less if you prefer. Stir in the sugar to dissolve it in the tea.
Let the tea cool for just a few minutes before transferring to a half gallon pitcher. Add water to fill the pitcher.
Serve over ice and enjoy!