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Southern Sweet Tea Recipe

By Edited Aug 7, 2016 3 5

Southern Sweet Tea Recipe: A Delicious and Refreshing Beverage for Everyone

When you use my Southern sweet tea recipe, and make this much-requested beverage, you will not only be making a tasty drink, but you will also save lots of money. Also, no more hauling bottles or large jugs of this tasty drink home from the store. And there will be no more plastic bottles or jugs to be sent to the landfill.

How to Make My Southern Sweet Tea Recipe

Southern Sweet Tea Recipe

Things you will need to make my Southern sweet tea recipe:

 2 quart size pitcher, boiling water safe

2 Luzianne Family Size Bags, Decaf Black-tea  

1 cup granulated sugar

 5 – 6 cups boiling water

cold water

Let’s make my Southern sweet tea recipe

Pour the boiling water into the pitcher. (Make sure to use a pitcher that is designed to safely hold boiling water.) Add the two Luzianne Family Size Bags to the pitcher. Let the bags steep in the water, for about 20 minutes.

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Remove the bags from the pitcher, and discard them. (Add these bags to your compost pile.)

Stir in the granulated sugar, and stir until the sugar has dissolved.

Add cold tap water to fill the pitcher, stir again, and place it in the refrigerator to get cold.

To serve, add ice cubes to a tall glass, and fill it with this Southern sweet tea. Now, you can sit back, and savor this delightful beverage.

 

Fresh Lemons to Make Lemonade

Bonus Beverage #1

Easy Lemonade Recipe
Easy Lemonade or Limeade Recipe

This easy lemonade or limeade recipe is even easier to make than my Southern sweet tea recipe, and it’s just as good.

Things you will need to make easy lemonade or limeade:

2 quart size pitcher

1/3 cup lemon juice or lime juice

1 cup granulated sugar

 cold water to fill the pitcher

 Let’s make some lemonade or limeade!

Wash and dry some lemons or limes. (Since lemons and limes come in different sizes, and some contain more juice than others, it is impossible to say how many lemons or limes to use. Measure the juice for accuracy.) Before cutting the lemon or lime in half, place the palm of your hand on the fruit, apply a little pressure, and roll it on the cabinet. Doing this will help you to get more juice from the fruit. Cut it in half, and using a juicer, extract the juice from the lemon or lime. Continue until you have 1/3 cup of juice.

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Place the sugar into the pitcher; add the juice, and about two cups of cold water. Stir these ingredients, until the sugar dissolves.

Add enough cold water to fill the pitcher, and then place the beverage in the refrigerator, until it gets cold.

To serve, add ice to a glass, and fill it with your homemade lemonade or limeade.

Bonus Beverage Ideas

Now, let’s make another tasty beverage, similar to the Arnold Palmer drink. Do this, by combining ¾ of a glass of the Southern sweet tea recipe beverage and ¼ of a glass of the easy lemonade.

And let’s not forget, many alcoholic beverages use one, or both, of these drinks, as a major component of a cocktail. So, whenever you are entertaining, it is a good idea to have these two beverages in your refrigerator.

Southern Sweet Tea Recipe and Easy Lemonade

In Closing

Use my Southern sweet tea recipe, and my directions for easy lemonade or limeade, to make up pitchers of these good, old-fashioned beverages, and have them at the ready, in your refrigerator. In the South, you will find that these beverages are served all year long, not just in the summertime. These, no chemicals added drinks, are a good and healthy choice for the entire family. In fact, why not use these beverages to cut back on, or possibly eliminate, the consumption of sodas by your family. Make up some of my Southern sweet tea recipe, and my easy lemonade or limeade, and enjoy a healthy, refreshing treat.

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Comments

Oct 14, 2011 10:09pm
dadbintheadmin
Nothing, and I mean nothing, in this world, is more refreshing that an ice cold glass of homemade sweet tea on a hot dry summer day. Nothing!
Jun 19, 2012 9:19am
angieyoder
Sweet tea is my crack! I've spent a lot of time in the south and got my sister-in-law (a real Georgia Peach!) to tell me how to make it. It is absolute heaven in a glass!

Great article! :)
Jun 19, 2012 11:40am
southerngirl09
You are right - one can get addicted to this delight! Thank you, Angieyoder, for reading and commenting on my article.
Jun 19, 2012 8:48pm
Introspective
I've bookmarked this; I love sweet tea! Thanks SG!!
Jun 20, 2012 9:18am
southerngirl09
Thanks, Introspective, for the read and comment!
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