Make the Southern beverage staple with this recipe for Alabama Sweet Tea.
Sweet tea is an art in the South and as with any art what the best is very subjective and varies widely. Some people swear by certain tea brands, others add a pinch of baking soda to the water.
It took me a few years to finally perfect my recipe. I make it by the gallon so I only have to make it two or three times a week depending on how many of us are drinking it.
I’m a bit of an odd duck but I don’t like drinking water with a meal. I can drink it the rest of the day but at lunch or supper I’d rather have a glass of sweet tea over ice. Unless it’s pizza and then I drink soda.
While sweet tea will go with pretty much any savory dish I have on the blog here are a few of my favorites
Alabama Sweet Tea
- 4 1 quart sized tea bags
- 1 to 2 cups sugar
- 12 cups water
- 4 cups ice
In a 3 quart sauce pan bring 2 quarts of water to a rolling bo
Add the sugar and tea bags and remove from heat.
Steep for 3-5 minutes. Remove tea bags
Pour tea into pitcher
Add ice and remaining water. Mix well
Store in refrigerator
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