It’s been so unseasonably warm this month that I’ve really been wanting something cool, refreshing and sweet. Sometimes I wish I lived in the south, not just for their delicious barbeque, but for their amazing sweet tea. Then it occurred to me, why not make my own?!
I seemed to recall a friend of my brother’s from Virginia, sending him some Lipton tea bags and a recipe for sweet tea. Well, wouldn’t you know it? I have two huge boxes of Lipton Iced Tea tea bags just lying around!
I hopped online and pulled up this recipe for sweet tea. I halved it because I only have a half gallon pitcher.
Lipton Southern Style Sweet Tea
(in half) / /
- 1/2 gallon hot/boiling water
- 3 Lipton Iced Tea tea bags
- 2/3 c. sugar
- lemon wedges for garnish
Take tea bags, and remove the paper on the strings, and tie all three together. Set aside. In a half gallon pitcher, add very hot water. Stir in the sugar till dissolved. Add tea bags and dunk into water a few times, then leave them in the pitcher. Cover with lid of pitcher and refrigerate. Wait until it is very cold (at least 3-4 hours). The flavor changes until it reaches the ‘cold’ state. Drink and enjoy. Recommended taking tea bags out after about 8 hours (if it lasts that long).
I squeezed my lemon in when I poured my glass and OH YUM!
Enjoy this weather while it lasts! It is only March, so you know the cold is bound to come back around 😦