I know there are a gazillion recipes for sweet tea out there, but I thought the one I would choose for this week’s Thirsty Thursday is my mom’s recipe, that my sisters and I grew up drinking at practically every meal. 🙂 Although this is her recipe, when we would get to make it, we would increase the cups of sugar to at least two. Yum! The sweeter, the better!
4 Lipton family-size tea bags (tied together)
1 1/2 to 1 3/4 cups of sugar
1 Gallon of water
Bring approximately 1-2 quarts of water to a boil and add sugar and tea bags. Stir to dissolve sugar. Remove from heat. Let steep (stand) for 20 minutes or longer. Pour into gallon container and fill the rest with tap water. Add sprigs of mint and/or slice of lemon.
Mama’s Tips: Add ice to your glass and then pour tea over ice. Don’t cover the tea container until the tea has cooled. You may refrigerate, but make sure you leave the top off until the tea has cooled. It’s best to let the tea come to room temperature before you refrigerate. Pour water through the tea bags to maximize flavor. Try 1 1/2 cups of sugar first. If you want sweeter tea, next time try 1 3/4 cups of sugar. Also, tea is better after it sits awhile.
Hope y’all enjoy it!
And what I would wear if I were drinking this…
Simple and classy. A great ensemble to sip some sweet tea.
P.S. Add some Firefly if you’d like too, but don’t let my mom know. Haha!
Photo Credits: 1, 2, 3, 4
The location yesterday was Nice, France. Love that place. Got burnt to a crisp while I was there, but it was so worth it! The first location was the Promenade des Anglais where everyone enjoys people watching, sipping their morning coffee, afternoon crepes, etc. Second was Cours Saleya Flower Market. It is seriously the most beautiful flower market I have ever seen! Other sites in order were the Matisse Museum, Le Chateau, and Vieux Nice (Old Nice). Yes, a beautiful place!
Photo credits from yesterday’s Nice photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5