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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Making Southern Sweet Tea

During this hot summer season, there is nothing like a refreshing glass of homemade iced tea. I grew up drinking iced tea and make it for my family just the way my mom always has.

I use Luzianne family size tea bags, but you could use the brand you like the best.


Luzianne has never heard of me - I just like their tea:)




I use 3 of the large size and submerge in a small pan of water. Turn to medium and bring the tea to a boil.












Remove from heat and let the tea "steep" for 10-15 minutes. This step is important in order to get the full flavor of the tea.




Fill a glass pitcher about halfway with cold water and add 1 cup sugar and stir well.  I don't drink a lot of sugary drinks anymore, but I make an exception for this one! You could probably use a sugar substitute.

Add the tea (minus the tea bags), stir, and serve over ice.









Powdered teas and ready made tea just can't hold a candle to the real thing. This is perfect for everyone to have while sitting out on your deck or porch and relaxing with your family. You could bring a jug of it to a football game or any gathering.  It goes perfectly with fried chicken or a piece of pie.  Enjoy!



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14 comments:

  1. There is nothing like a good glass of Southern sweet tea! I grew up drinking it! My mom put it in my thermos every day for lunch. The children in my neighborhood did not want Koolaid when they came to my house, they wanted sweet tea! In fact, it was so popular with my friends, that she hung plastic mugs from the bottom of our cabinets (we were still too short to reach the glasses) so that we could come in and get a drink whenever we wanted! My mom made it this same way you showed us today! Real sugar for me! Thanks for bringing back such "sweet" memories! (I rarely make it these days, but my family does like Milo's!)

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  2. Love sweet tea...when you want someone to drink it with you I'm available...love gloria

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  3. I live in Wisconsin and I love southern sweet tea! The only place we can buy it here is at McDonald's. :) Thank you for this recipe! Visiting from the Grace at Home linky party.

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    1. Thanks so much for visiting, Becky! I like their tea, too!

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    2. Me again. I mentioned you with a Liebster award on my blog today. Hope you don't mind!

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  4. Mmm...I love a good glass of cold tea in the summer! Thanks for sharing the how-to. I never thought of heating the teabags on the stove like that, but I bet you get a fuller flavor. Thanks! :)

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    1. It is sooo good! Thanks for your comment, Joanne!

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  5. Hi Kathy! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I have never had fried squash. I usually just saute it in a pan with some turkey bacon and onion. It's really good that way!

    Your glass of tea look so refreshing. Living in Ga, I have grown to love it.

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    1. I bet you have some great recipes. I used to live in Mississippi and miss it very much. I live up north now. I will definitely be trying your eggplant:)

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  6. This is wonderful! My mom was from Kansas, so I grew up drinking UNsweetened tea (even though we always lived in the South). I'm glad to have this simple, fool-proof recipe for making sweet tea--my husband loves it!

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  7. Oh, I'm so glad! I like drinking it year round:)

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