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!


MarytheKay said...

Mmm, the way tea should be made--sweet!!! :-)

Gloria Fox said...

MMMM good old southern iced sweet tea. Mine's pretty darn good too, if I do say so myself. I don't think I've ever seen a recipe for it. I think its just like an instinct or something if you grew up in the south. haha

Amy Ellis said...

Ice tea is one of my favorites in the summer, being from Chicago, I really never knew how to make sweet tea, but now I now how to make it in 5 minutes! Stopping by from Throwback Thursday, by the way. Thanks,Lydia ~ Amy

Unknown said...

You make your tea just like my Mama does! Not a day goes by that Mama doesn't make her tea!

Thanks for sharing at Throwback Thursday!


Allie Bobe said...

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