food

Sweet Tea

If the South had an official drink, it might be Sweet Tea. And for good reason, it's pretty darn delicious, and an essential Summer refresher.

food

Sweet Tea

If the South had an official drink, it might be Sweet Tea. And for good reason, it's pretty darn delicious, and an essential Summer refresher.

Ingredients

  • 2 individual Luzianne brand ice tea bags
  • 8 Cups of water (4 for tea, 4 for dilution)
  • Pinch of baking soda, optional (1/8 teaspoon)
  • 1 Cup Sugar (for simple syrup, 1 cup sugar / 1 cup water)
  • Fresh lemon, sliced
  • Mint sprigs

Steps

  1. Bring 4 Cups of water to a full, rolling boil.
  2. Remove from heat and add 2 Luzianne tea bags
  3. Dip the tea bags in and out to help steep
  4. Continue Steeping for 5-10 minutes
  5. Press the tea bags up against the side of the glass and remove
  6. Add remaining 4 Cups of cold water to tea concentrate
  7. Add your simple syrup, starting with 1/2 cup into the tea concentrate, continue to add depending on desired sweetness
  8. Fill a glass with ice / pour in tea
  9. To make the simple syrup: Add one cup of water and one cup of sugar to a sauce-pan over med-high heat. Stir until it reaches a boil, and continue stirring for 1-2 minutes. Take off the heat and let cool.