Southern sweet tea

Southern sweet tea


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About this recipe: In the American South, everyone enjoys what they call 'sweet tea'. If you've been and tried it, you can recreate it right in your own home - perfect for hot summer days!


Serves: 8 

  • 1 pinch bicarbonate of soda
  • 475ml boiling water
  • 6 black tea bags
  • 150g granulated sugar
  • 1.25L cool water

Prep:5min  ›  Extra time:15min soaking  ›  Ready in:20min 

  1. Sprinkle a pinch of bicarb into a 2 litre heat-proof glass jug. Pour in boiling water and add tea bags. Cover and allow to steep for 15 minutes.
  2. Remove tea bags and discard. Stir in sugar until dissolved. Pour in cool water then chill until cold.

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