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Sweet Tea

You know I had to do it.

The only appropriate thing to do when you do a week about sweet tea, is actually START with Sweet Tea!

I have tried a bunch of different versions.  Be it restaurants.  Be it grandma’s.  Be it mom’s.  You get the picture.

One thing I have figured out, is that I don’t really like my sweet tea………. well TOO sweet.

I mean, let’s be honest.  Sometimes, you come across some that are so sweet, it is literally like drinking a glass of syrup.

The recipe I did today is really good and probably not what you expect.  Instead of using all regular granulated sugar, I used light brown sugar.

This, unfortunately was not from sheer genius.  Though I must say, I’m pretty A.W.E.S.O.M.E. !!!  …….. and M.O.D.E.S.T.

Nope!  It was out of sheer forgetfullness that I had run out of the granulated sugar.

However, I must say this mishap, like others led me to realize that I just might like it better.

Here is what I did:


I started by boiling 3 cups of water.

Then, I added 2 Family Size teabags.  Continue to boil for 1 minute.

Remove from heat, cover and allow to steep for about 10 minutes.


Strain the remaining liquid that stays in the tea bags.  I used two spoons back to back.


Then I  added  1/4 cup granulated sugar.

Then I added 7 cups of water.

Add lemon slices, ice cubes and ENJOY! 

Recipe:  Sweet Tea


– 3 cups Water

– 2 Family Size Tea Bags

– 3/4 cup Light Brown Sugar

– 1/4 cup Granulated Sugar

– 7 cups Cold Water

– Lemon slices



– Bring 3 cups of water to a boil in a saucepan.

– Add tea bags and boil for 1 minute.

– Remove pot from heat, cover, and allow to steep for atleast 10 minutes.

– Add brown sugar and whisk/stir until dissolved.

– Add granulated sugar and whisk/stir until dissolved.

– Pour tea/sugar mixture into a 1 gallon size pitcher.

– Add 7 cups cold water to pitcher.

– Add lemon slices and ice cubes.

– To serve, pour over ice.



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