Paula Deen, Carolina Mama's and McAlister's Sweet Tea

Paula Deen's Sweet Tea

7 tea bags

1 cup sugar

mint springs

lemon wedges

Bring 4 cups water to a boil in a kettle. Add the 4 tea bags and turn off the heat immediately.

Place the lid on the kettle and allow the tea to steep for 1 hour. Remove the tea bags and pour the tea into a pitcher. Add the sugar and stir to dissolve.

Add 4 cups water. Serve over ice with a spring of mint and a lemon wedge.

Makes 2 quarts, about 10 servings.

Carolina Mama's Sweet Tea

8 Luzanne Tea Bags (ode to the home State)

1 cup of Sugar

Lemon wedges

Bring a quart of water to boil in a tea kettle.  Pour over the tea bags in a glass container (Pyrex - herein lies my secret! :)

Steep for 10 minutes.  Remove tea bags.  Add sugar stir until dissolved.   In a glass pitcher pour a quart of cold water, and then pour the tea/sugar

mixture in and stir.  Serve over ice.  Add lemon if desired and we really do pick a sprig of Mint off of the back porch and put in occasionally. 

McAlister's Sweet Tea get there, get some and be converted! Live the life!
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Thanks Jenny @ A Latte Talk got this started with her "Foody Friday" round up of favorite drinks. Water is primo but ya'll have to try the Southern Sweet Tea, Enjoy!
Warmly, Carolina Mama


Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Sometimes I wonder if I don't have a bit of "Southern" in me, because I LOVE sweet tea. I'll have to try these...delicious.

Jenny said...

I too, love sweet tea. uncle lee makes the best sweet tea, and when I ask him for a recipe, he always says, "I don't know, I just do it."

So, THANK YOU!! I will definitely be making these. yum.

Shannon said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I always love finding other moms of twins because you GET it. I LOVE my moms sweet tea, it is quite possibly the best tea on the planet. I will have to try out your recipes.