Smooth Sweet Tea
Total TimePrep: 15 min. + chilling
- 2 cups water
- 6 black tea bags
- 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 6 cups cold water
- In a small saucepan, bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Remove from the heat; add tea bags. Cover and steep for 10 minutes. Discard tea bags.
- Sprinkle baking soda into a 2-qt. pitcher. Transfer tea to pitcher; stir in sugar. Add cold water. Refrigerate until chilled.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 76 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 29mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.
Jul 14, 2019
This is by far the best tea I’ve ever made!!!!! I usually make tea almost every day and now I’m making it with this recipe. I was a little skeptical using the baking soda but I did it anyways and it cuts the bitterness I never knew was there! Thanks for the recipe!!!
Apr 30, 2014
This is very similar to how I make my sweet tea. The recipe is simple and tasty. I substitute the baking soda with fresh lemon juice to cut the bitterness. I also like my tea a little sweeter so I ended up using more sugar. Overall good recipe that is easy to do different variations on!