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Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Perfectly Sweet Sweet Tea
If you have ever been over to my house for a visit or a meal, you most likely were offered some of my sweet tea. This is a staple beverage in our home. Not only is tea good for you, but it goes with everything. And not to mention it costs considerably less than soda. I grew up with a pitcher of sweet tea gracing my mothers' refridgerator, and now my children will too. And with little embelishes like fresh mint, lemon or raspberries (or all together if I'm feeling a little crazy), you can make it different and special.
3 Lipton Tea bags
3 1/2-4 tbs. sugar
bunch of fresh mint leaves (no stems), lemon slices or fresh raspberries (optional)
-Bring a small saucepan of water to a boil; remove from heat. Place tea bags in pan to soak for 3-5 minutes (if you leave them in too long, your tea can have a bitter after-taste). Remove tea bags and squeeze excess tea out of them before discarding. Stir in sugar until dissolved. Pour into a 2 quart pitcher (I prefer glass, you don't get a funky taste from it like plastic and it doesn't stain). Fill up the pitcher the rest of the way with cold water while stirring. Chill and serve over ice with a couple mint leaves. Serves 6-8. Enjoy!http://www.youtube.com/user/JustCookingAway?feature=mhum