Everyone that comes to my house raves about how good my sweet tea is. In reality though, its not my recipe. . .it’s my mother in love’s! She taught me how to make it when Stephen and I first got married and we have been making that way ever since
Here is the secret though–
~I don’t cook it on the stove
~It doesn’t go in a sun jar outside
~It’s not store bought either
My secret is the good ole’ microwave! It does a great job making tea!
Basically what I do is use a microwave safe bowl and fill it with water (not all the way to the top). It has to be really hot water so it can melt the cup of sugar you are going to add in there. Whisk it up until the sugar has dissolved and then use 4 regular size tea bags. Place the whole thing in the microwave and cook for 5 minutes and 30 seconds.
Now the second trick to this is DON’T pour it in the tea jug right away. I usually place mine in the refrigerator still in the bowl and let it sit there for about 3 to 4 hours before putting it in the jug. This gives the tea bags time to mellow out with the sugar and get real concentrated with flavor
To make the tea up, grab a 2 quart pitcher and fill it half way with water. Pour in the tea and remove the tea bags. Continue filling up the rest of the way –all the way to the top! Refrigerate until ready to drink.
That’s it! Now go and enjoy your iced tea!