5 – 8 Family size Tea Bags. (or 12 regular Tea Bags)
I used my traditional Lipton bag. we usually use 6 tea bags to make 2 gallons of tea and it works so this felt like a lot of bags for 1 gallon!
1 Quart (4 Cups) – Boiling Water
3 Quarts (12 cups) – Cool Water
1 1/2 – 2 (one & a half) – Cups Sugar
We usually use one cup of sugar per gallon so I knew this would be my tea. Tony will drink sweet tea from McDonald’s but he whines when it’s really sweet at home!
1/4 teaspoon – Baking Soda (this IS the SECRET Ingredient!!)
It seems a little like a gimme since this is a secret ingredient for a lot of things.
Directions – Sprinkle baking soda into a pitcher, add tea bags to the pitcher/baking soda, pour boiling water over tea bags, cover and allow to steep for 15 minutes.
Remove and toss out tea bags, add sugar and stir until completely dissolved. add cool water. Refrigerate until cold and ready to drink.
Serve over ice, take a nice long sip. *swoon* Repeat.
This seemed like a lot of effort, and Tony got a little weird over how many tea bags and how much sugar I was using, but you have to live and learn. I really enjoyed the taste of it, and I would definitely call this a success. It is a lot of work to put into tea every time, but I think as maybe a, once-in-a-while, summertime treat, it’s a definite winner!
If you like sweet tea, try it!
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