When you live in Texas, your sweet tea is very important to you....at least it is in our house! We drink LOTS of tea. I make 2 gallons at a time, a few times per week. So, while I was blog surfing one day I came across the secret to the best tea in Texas.
BAKING SODA! Baking soda added to your boiling water will produce the clearest sweet tea you've ever tasted. It totally removes the bitterness as well. We love it!
Perfect Texas Sweet Tea
* makes 1 gallon*
5 - 8 Family size tea bags or 12 regular tea bags. I use 6 family sized decaffeinated tea bags.
We use filtered water for the best tasting tea
1 Quart (4 Cups) - Boiling Water
3 Quarts (12 cups) - Cool Water
1 1/2 to 2 cups sugar (I only use 1 cup)
1/4 teaspoon - Baking Soda
The "How Tos"
Boil your water
Sprinkle baking soda into your pitcher and then add your boiling water and tea bags. Let it steep for 15 minutes or longer. Remove the tea bags, add sugar and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Add cold water and then refrigerate until cold. Serve over ice cubes (we use star shaped cubes for fun). I also add a lemon wedge and a straw to mine! Yummy!
Please click HERE for the original recipe. Thanks Dana!
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