Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Sweet Tea Recipe

When I was in Michigan I got to spend some time with my cousin, Kristen. While I was at her house she offered me some homemade sweet tea. Michigan was having a sticky heat wave so I couldn't pass up the refreshing drink. When I got back to California, I had to ask Kristen for the recipe, because it was damn good. So damn good that I knew I had to share it with you!

12 tea bags (I used Lipton's)
4 cups hot water
12 cups cool water
1 1/2- 2 cups sugar
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
Put tea bags and baking soda in pitcher. Boil 4 cups water and add to pitcher. Let sit for 15 minutes. Take out tea bags and add sugar. Stir til dissolved. Add the 12 cups cool water. Refrigerate.
(I don't suggest having limes with your iced tea....I was just out of lemons!)

If you like sweet tea, you need to try this. I was sipping it as I was trying to take these photos and had to keep refilling my little mason jar. It's that good. Let me know if you try it! xo JA

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  1. ooooh! my husband LOVES sweet tea, well have to try this soon.

  2. YUM!! I have never been a tea fan until, well the other day actually when I had some yummy sweet tea! I will definitely be making this today!!
    Thanks for sharing!!

  3. Wow this sounds delicious! I think I might have to make this today. Growing up, my parents had a "sun tea" jar that they'd make tea in during the hot summer days. I never really understood it, but now I kind of want one for myself! And I bet it would be fun to try your sweet tea recipe with that, as well!

    Chelsea from Sunny with a Chance of Sprinkles

  4. Anonymous11:54 AM

    Lime in your tea is a surprisingly tasty change from the normal lemon.

  5. We make this all the time down in Virginia minus the baking soda. Scott puts fresh mint leaves in ours. (I don't like lemon.) I grew up on Lipton sweet tea.

  6. I do love my tea!! This would be great for camping, I always drink too much pop in the summer! lol Will try making it when I have a relaxing day I think. Thanks for sharing :)

  7. I had too much English Tea in the last couple months, and will try your receipts, probably add honey instead. Thank you for sharing!

  8. Darlene4:52 AM

    try adding just a couple of drops of McCormick's Raspberry extract yummy raspberry tea

  9. Oh my goodness, sweet tea is my weakness. I'm pinning this right now so I can remember to actually make it!


  10. Yum, iced tea is the best. I wonder what it would taste like if you put some lime juice in it?

  11. This looks delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe. :)

  12. Looks lovely! I've made sun tea before but never tried it this way, and with baking soda, that's an interesting element. I'll have to try it. x Tamara

  13. Never tried with baking soda wonder if it works with splenda

  14. Thanks for sharing! My tea is brewing as we speak, can't wait to try it!


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