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Old 07-02-2008, 01:08 PM
 
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I've never been able to make it right. I did today! It was perfect!!!! I LIVE on sweet tea. If I had to choose between water and tea for life, it would be sweet tea! I've been buying it for $1.58/gallon from bottom dollar, but now I can get a whole box of tea bags for $1.23 (which is great b/c the tea gallons went up to $1.78)!

Southern Sweet Iced Tea Recipe | Recipezaar

By the way, REAL sweet tea - no lemon!
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Old 07-02-2008, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Durham, North Carolina
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Way to go Nicole! I make mine the same way but without the baking soda. I use a little less sugar. My partner always reminds me to make more when there is only a glass left.

Ahhh....sweet tea!
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Old 07-02-2008, 01:20 PM
 
Location: SoCal - Sherman Oaks & Woodland Hills
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Could you guys please enlighten a Los Angeles native as to how sweet tea is served? Is it hot? Is it cold like iced tea? What makes it so special? I have friends whos families are from the south and I heard them talk about "sweet tea" and just assumed its what we call "Iced Tea".
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Old 07-02-2008, 01:21 PM
 
Location: DFW
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So do you guys have any teeth left?

That recipe makes 2 quarts of tea with 1 1/2 - 2 cups sugar.

I make 3 quarts of tea at a time with a large sprig of fresh mint floating in it and somewhere between 1/3 - 1/2 c. sugar. My husband does add more sugar to his from time to time. He might like your recipe.
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Old 07-02-2008, 01:22 PM
 
Location: DFW
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Could you guys please enlighten a Los Angeles native as to how sweet tea is served? Is it hot? Is it cold like iced tea? What makes it so special? I have friends whos families are from the south and I heard them talk about "sweet tea" and just assumed its what we call "Iced Tea".
It is iced tea, but the sugar is added while the water is hot so it will melt all the way. Also, it's as sweet as or sweeter than Coke. I think you have to grow up drinking it because it is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too sweet for me as my prior post shows.
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Old 07-02-2008, 01:25 PM
 
Location: SoCal - Sherman Oaks & Woodland Hills
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It is iced tea, but the sugar is added while the water is hot so it will melt all the way. Also, it's as sweet as or sweeter than Coke. I think you have to grow up drinking it because it is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too sweet for me as my prior post shows.
Thanks Debsi. That is waaaaay too much sugar for me. Although it does sound like a small amounts it would be good.
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Old 07-02-2008, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Marion, IN
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LOL! I learned to make sweet tea years ago when I lived in Tennessee. I learned to put a 5 pound bag of sugar into a 5 gallon bucket with 5 family sized tea bags and fill with hot water. I can't drink iced tea any other way.
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Old 07-02-2008, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Mid Missouri (Miz-oo-ree)
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LOL! I learned to make sweet tea years ago when I lived in Tennessee. I learned to put a 5 pound bag of sugar into a 5 gallon bucket with 5 family sized tea bags and fill with hot water. I can't drink iced tea any other way.
You go girl.......we in the great state of S.Carolina say you are always welcome here.
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Old 07-02-2008, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Marion, IN
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You go girl.......we in the great state of S.Carolina say you are always welcome here.
Thank y'all kindly suh.
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Old 07-02-2008, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Ca2Mo2Ga2Va!
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Yay, good for you! I make mine like that too, but without the baking soda, what's that for anyway? I use 2 large tea bags and a little less than 1 cup of sugar. My daughter likes hers EXTRA sweet so she's always telling me to add more, but I try to cut back
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