How to Make Sweet Tea

By: Arlene from Flour On My Face
How to Make Sweet Tea
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Any Southerner worth their salt should be able to make a delicious and refreshing pitcher of sweet homemade iced tea. This tutorial for How to Make Sweet Tea will walk you through the ins and outs of making this classic Southern beverage. All you need to do to make the perfect sweet tea is to follow a few simple steps. Keep a pitcher of sweet tea on hand at all times to enjoy with all of your favorite Southern dishes.


Now that you know how to make sweet tea, use that sweet Southern tea to make Grilled Sweet Tea Glazed Pork Chops or Sweet Tea Brined Roasted Chicken for dinner!


Note From the Editor

While I was raised in the Midwest, every summer we had a giant pitcher of sweet tea in my fridge. My mom lived in Georgia for several years when she was younger, and for years it was hard for her to find sweet tea in restaurants that were up to her standard. The tea would go so fast in our house that she would make a gallon a day and add it to a dispenser in our refrigerator. My mom's recipe is very similar to this one, except she steeps the tea until it can't steep any longer; she likes her tea dark with just a little hint of citrus.

Sweet tea is also the only thing I've ever seen her put more than a few tablespoons of sugar into--she doesn't have the biggest sweet tooth unless it comes to sweet tea or Georgia peaches! Those are the one other thing we're always on the hunt for since Georgia peaches are hard to find in the Midwest. 


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