Here in the south we enjoy our sweet tea, especially while we are 'porchin' !
Definition of Porchin': sitting on the front porch in rocking chairs sipping sweet tea.
Kelly on Tennessee Mornings shared a 'secret' sweet tea recipe,
check out her blog on www.fox17.com for more great websites.
Super Secret Sweet Tea RecipeIf you are from the South or if you have lived here for a while, you understand the importance of sweet tea. Or should I say, GOOD sweet tea. If you are not from around here, there is one thing you should know... sweet tea is NOT just tea with sugar added to it after it is brought to your table.
It must be made with love and lots of sugar. Well, I have found what claims to be the best sweet tea recipe complete with a "secret" ingredient.
The lady who runs this site used to work at a Texas restaurant that had phenominal tea.She kept the secret to herself, until the restaurant closed. Now she is sharing it...
5 - 8 Family size Tea Bags. (or 12 regular Tea Bags) 1 Quart (4 Cups) - Boiling Water3 Quarts (12 cups) - Cool Water1 1/2 - 2 (one & a half) - Cups Sugar. 1/4 teaspoon - Baking Soda (this IS the SECRET Ingredient!!)
1. Sprinkle baking soda into a pitcher. Add Tea bags to the pitcher/baking soda, Pour Boiling water over tea bags, Cover and allow to steep for 15 minutes. 2. Remove and toss out Tea Bags, Add Sugar and Stir until completely dissolved. Add Cool Water. Refrigerate until cold and ready to drink. 3. Serve over ice, Take a nice long sip. Swoon. Repeat.