We love fresh brewed sweet tea! You can always find a pitcher or two in our fridge. Before moving in with Todd, I think I made tea on the stove maybe once…Hehe. It was always easier for me to just buy some tea already made. After moving in, I had to learn how to make it myself, AND – it is soooooo easy and quick! And I will show you how too!
Yields: 1 Pitcher – 2 Quarts
Time: 20 Minutes
– 2 3/4 Cups of Water
– 1 1/4 Cups of Sugar
– 3 Teabags – We use Lipton’s Brand. The 100 bag box lasts nearly forever!
You’ll Also Need:
– Small Saucepan
– 2 Quart Pitcher
– Spatula for Mixing
Step 1: Fill saucepan with the water – I usually just eyeball half of the pan.
Step 2: I have a dial on my stove that goes up to 9. I put mine on 6. Then, drop of in the tea bags – I strategically place the tabs of the strings so their aren’t paying on the hot ring, so I can grab them later when I take the tea off the stove.
Step 3: Bring the water to a light boil – this takes about 15-17 minutes.
Step 4: Meanwhile, prepare the pitcher by dumping in the sugar. I find the sugar dissolves best when the hot tea is poured over.
Step 5: Turn off the stove. Holding the tabs of the bags in one hand, pour tea into the pitcher over the sugar. Fill the pitcher about halfway with cold water holding the tea bags under the stream to cool, squeeze bags, place under stream again and squeeze once more. Discard tea bags.
Step 6: Mix sugar and tea well.
Step 7: Finish filling the pitcher. Serve warm, over ice or place in fridge for a bit.
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