Recipe for Sweet Tea

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Recipe for Sweet Tea

You've got guests from Georgia and they will be staying in your home for an entire week. The weather is sticky and hot, just like home, so one of your guests mentioned she was craving a nice tall glass of tea. You carefully brewed a pitcher of tea and put it in the fridge to chill. Several hours later, you brought the iced tea to the dinner table. Your guests all quickly poured a glass, took a sip and set it aside. When you asked if anything was wrong, they assured you that everything was just fine, but you weren't convinced. You related your story to a friend who relocated to your area from the South several years before. He informed you that you practically poisoned your poor guests, because to a Southerner, iced tea is more like sugar with a splash of tea. Now, you need a recipe for sweet tea so you can redeem yourself.

Sweet tea really is all about the sugar. A good batch of sweet tea will turn normally calm children into bouncy yo-yo's and can rot teeth with one sip. To make sweet tea:

  • Boil two to three quarts of water.
  • Add two cups of sugar to the boiling water and stir until it is all dissolved.
  • Remove the pot from the stove.
  • Add two black tea pouches and brew for four or five minutes.
  • Remove the tea bags and chill the tea. If it tastes too strong, you can add more water.

   

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