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Growing up there was always a pitcher of sweet tea in the refrigerator.  My mom didn’t but pop, so tea it was.  Every family has a different way to make sweet tea. It is their signature  of sorts. Here is my tried and true method:

Southern Sweet Tea

Purchase the Lipton gallon sized tea bags from Costco. so much easier then opening all those little pouches.

In a teapot or a pot, fill it up with water and place on stove. Heat water until boiling.Once water is boiling use a heat proof boil (I use pampered chef batter bowl) and pour water over tea bag and let steep for 7 to 10 minutes. If you use a pot to heat water, just remove from heat and put tea bag on pot and steep. Once that is done, pour in pitcher, keeping tea bag out of pitcher. Dump 3/4 to 1 cup sugar in the hot tea water stir well. Finally, fill the gallon size pitcher to top with cold water stirring while you add.

Fill a glass up with ice add tea and enjoy!

*In the summer,  I add a few fresh mint leaves to each pitcher.

Victor and I like un-sweet tea.  I make 2 pitchers one for the kids with sugar and one for us same way minus the sugar.    Saving those calories, I can drink Sangria,

See you soon,

Kristie

 

 

 

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