Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Sweet Tea

May 1, 2018

There’s nothing that says Southern more than sweet tea. Christy Jordan says, “Dr. Phil once jokingly mentioned that Southerners started drinking sweet tea at age three, but Mama and I looked at each other in complete confusion as we knew perfectly well all of us had started on it by age one!”

Check out these two recipes for your own homemade ice tea to enjoy sitting out on the porch watching the kids play and the sun go down!

French Mint Tea

  • 8 regular size tea bags
  • juice of 4 lemons (8T. Realemon)
  • one 12 oz. frozen orange juice concentrate (pulp free)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • handful of fresh mint (2 T. dried mint flakes)

In a pot bring to a boil the tea bags, mint and enough water to cover well. Remove from heat and let steep covered for 30 minutes. Put approx. 1 quart water in pitcher and add oj concentrate, lemon juice and sugar. Strain tea and mint into pitcher and add enough water to make one gallon. Stir. Refrigerate.

Sweet Tea

  • 5 tea bags
  • 3/4 cup sugar

Makes 2 quarts

Place tea bags in sauce pot or coffee maker (down in the coffee pot). If using coffee pot, run a cycle of water through to make tea. If using a sauce pot, fill about three inches and bring just to a boil, then remove from heat.

Fill pitcher 1/4 of the way with cool water and add sugar. Stir. Add hot tea, stir. Add more water, if neccesary, to make two quarts. Serve over ice.

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