Tuesday, July 12, 2011

sweet tea...

it's funny because to me tea meant 'sweet tea' and in my house that included lemons...you never left the lemons in the tea, they would become bitter. unless they were meyer or the like...some people add mint...that's good...but i still need good ol' cane sugar, i'll give you a recipe for a simple syrup recipe so you can sweeten as you go...

Sweet Tea Recipe

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Well, I don’t know where you are visiting us from but no matter, everyonecan enjoy a good glass of sweet tea.
Here, you’ll find sweet tea recipes, articles about sweet tea, and even a video to show you how to make sweet tea.
So just what is sweet tea?
There are basically two types of iced teas in the United States. The only thing that makes them different is one has sugar and the other doesn’t.
Southerners (including me) love their sweet tea and drink it by the gallon.
Here in the South, sweet tea isn’t just a something we drink during the summertime, we drink it year round with most meals. When people order tea in a Southern restaurant, it’s almost a given you’ll get sweet tea.
Outside of the south, really the southeast, iced tea is served unsweetened or “black”. Most people won’t know what you are talking about if you ask for sweet tea.
On a recent trip to Texas I went to a fabulous BBQ joint. I got my plate and told them I wanted sweet tea to drink. From the reaction, you would have thought I was from another planet!
Well, I’m out to change that…
Here’s the sweet tea recipe we used to made the sweet tea in the video:
Nothing like a good ol glass of Southern sweet tea on a hot summer day. (or any other day as fasr as that goes :)
Mom’s World Famous Sweet Tea
By ,
May 8, 2006
This classic sweet tea recipe has been a favorite of ours for years. It’s not the only one we make
but it’s the one we make most often. Enjoy!
– 3 Quarts water (give or take) not that important.
– 2 cups Sugar
– 4 Quart size tea bags.

Bring water to a rolling boil, add sugar. (Stir to dissolve)
Add 4 tea bags. Stir. Let sit 20 minutes or so.
Pour up into gallon jug or container. Fill the rest with cool water.
I like to put my sweet tea in the refrigerator for a few hours….

alton brown's version and simple syrup...


  • 1-ounce loose black tea
  • 1 quart hot water
  • 1 quart room temperature water

Simple Syrup:

  • 5 cups sugar
  • 3 cups cold water


Infuse loose tea into hot water for 4 to 5 minutes. Strain tea into room temperature water. Sweeten with simple syrup if desired.

For simple syrup, in a small non-reactive pot combine 5 cups of sugar and 3 cups of cold water. Slowly bring to a boil and add 6 sliced lemons and a few sprigs of fresh mint. Remove from heat. Allow to cool 10 minutes and strain.
and there is always...

1 comment:

  1. this recipe came from a sweet tea website...my recipes tend to be according to my taste and i wanted people to have a formula to follow...the writer says that in texas they didn't know what sweet tea was...i'm here to dispute that...