Old fashioned iced tea (American Sweet Tea)
Recipe type: Beverage
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- 12 Twinings Earl Grey tea bags
- 4 cups boiling water
- 1½ cups organic cane sugar
- 12 cups cold filtered water
- Sprinkle baking soda into a large jug or pitcher. Add tea bags. Pour boiling water over. Cover and steep 15 minutes. Remove tea bags. Add sugar. Stir to dissolve sugar. Add cold water. Chill.
Ok, so maybe I’ve watched too many episodes of Duck Dynasty lately, since I don’t ever remember craving iced tea before watching that show. (Si and his tea jug, you know.) This totally satisfied that craving. The addition of baking soda helps to soften the natural tannins in the tea that may cause a bitter taste.
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