Here in southeast Missouri we might be more midwest than we are southern, but we still love our sweet tea. Some soda dispensers offer sweet tea as a option. It’s no joke. And summer time is the best time of year to enjoy a tall glass of ice cold sweet tea. 🙂
There are all sorts of variations on sweet teas but here is one of my favorite recipes. The addition of a little honey adds another depth of sweetness/flavor. I love oranges but any citrus you prefer could be used here instead (like lemons or limes). Oranges are sweeter, but lemons could add a little zest kick, so you do what you like.
Zest kick. Hmm. I don’t know what I’m talking about sometimes.
64 ounces water (or about 2/3 full in a large pitcher)
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons honey
2 cold brew tea bags (I used Lipton)
In the pitcher stir together the water, sugar and honey until dissolved. Add the tea bags and allow to brew for 3-4 minutes (check your package for directions as different brands may have different suggestions). Remove the bags.
If you can’t find cold brew tea bags, or prefer to use regular you could try making sun tea.
Too far? Ok, then just enjoy the tea. 🙂 xo. Emma