Beverages

Southern Sweet Tea

 

There’s nothing like a refreshing glass of Southern sweet tea on a hot day!  This homemade version is absolutely perfect.  It is made using Earl Grey tea, raw honey and ice.  It is quick and simple to make and better than any store-bought variety.  I love having it as is or with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.

 

 

 

 

 

Tips for Making Perfect Sweet Tea

 

  1. Serve cold:  This tea tastes best cold.  Refrigerate the prepared tea for a few hours before serving and serve it with a few ice cubes.

 

 

Recipe Q & A

 

Q:  Can I use other black tea varieties for this recipe?

A:   You can, however I find that Earl Grey tea has the best flavour for this recipe.

 

 

 

 

Southern Sweet Tea

 

Recipe By:    Blue Ribbon Eats

Servings:      4
Prep Time:  20 minutes

 

 

 

INGREDIENTS

 

4 cups cold purified water

1/16 teaspoon baking soda

2-3 tablespoons raw honey

3 Decaffeinated Earl Grey tea bags

Ice cubes

Fresh lemon juice (optional)

 

 

 

INSTRUCTIONS

 

  1. In a large pot add 2 cups of the purified water and bring to boil.  Remove the pot from the heat and add the tea bags and baking soda.
  2. Cover the pot and let the tea steep for 15 minutes.
  3. Carefully remove the tea bags from the tea without squeezing them.
  4. Add the honey to the tea and stir with a whisk until blended.
  5. Add the remaining 2 cups of purified water to the tea.  Transfer the tea to a glass pitcher and refrigerate for a few hours or until cold.
  6. Serve the tea with ice and lemon juice if desired.

 

 

Yields 4 servings

Southern Sweet Tea

20 minPrep Time

20 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

4 cups cold purified water

1/16 teaspoon baking soda

2-3 tablespoons raw honey

3 Decaffeinated Earl Grey tea bags

Ice cubes

Fresh lemon juice (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a large pot add 2 cups of the purified water and bring to boil.  Remove the pot from the heat and add the tea bags and baking soda.
  2. Cover the pot and let the tea steep for 15 minutes.
  3. Carefully remove the tea bags from the tea without squeezing them.
  4. Add the honey to the tea and stir with a whisk until blended.
  5. Add the remaining 2 cups of purified water to the tea.  Transfer the tea to a glass pitcher and refrigerate for a few hours or until cold.
  6. Serve the tea with ice and lemon juice if desired.
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