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

3 comments:

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.