Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Sweet Tea Recipe

When the weather gets hot, I make Sweet Tea! If you come to my house late spring-early fall, you are bound to be offered a cold glass of it. 

Here's an easy recipe I have come up with over the years. It's fast to make. I'm pretty sure I've made it at least 100 times. Maybe that's an exageration, but you get the point. 

8 regular sized tea bags (I usually use Liptons)
1 cup sugar
Ice cubes

Tie the tea bags together and remove the paper label and staple. (tieing them together just helps when you have to take them out of the water) Place the tea bags in the smallest pot you have and fill the pot about half way with water.  Bring to a boil then turn the burner off allowing the tea to steep for at least 10 minutes. (watch it as it comes to a boil, bc it can boil over easily) Fill a pitcher half way with ice. After the tea has steeped for at least 10 minutes remove the tea bags and add 1 cup of sugar to the strong tea mixture. Reheat to dissolve the sugar. Add the tea concentrate to the pitcher over the ice. Fill the pitcher with water to the top. 


  1. I can vouch for Em's sweet tea. LOVE it! AND, I don't think 100 times is an exaggeration since I have probably had it at least 10 times myself. If anything, I bet you've made it more than 100 times! Thanks Cindi & Emily for such a fun blog. I look forward to your posts.

  2. Agreed! It was the perfect complement to your taco soup! :)