Southern Sweet Tea

Thanks to the beautiful weather, Nick decided he wanted to get some outdoor seating for his new apartment. Naturally, I had to put my two cents in. We went to Target and I helped pick out two red Adirondack chairs, but Nick doubted they’d fit in the car. I had plans to prove him wrong.
Forty five minutes later, after wrestling with these chairs and one uncooperative car door, Nick & the chairs won.
Round two consisted of the manager at another store putting a different set of chairs in the car before we even bought them. I think he pitied me and my story of struggle at Target.
Either way, the second set successfully fit and after three hours of chair shopping, we finally got to drink some sweet tea on the porch. The weathers too beautiful for you not to sit outside and enjoy some, too!
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Southern Sweet Tea ( Makes 1 Quart)

2 cups boiling water

1 family-size tea bag

1/2 cup to 1 cup sugar (to taste)

2 cups cold water

baking soda

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1 – Make sure you have two cups of water brought to a boil in a pot. Cut off the heat, add the tea bag. Let it steep for about 15 minutes.

2 – Stir in the sugar while the tea is still hot. This part is real important, because if you add the sugar later when the tea is cold, it won’t dissolve. You’ll just have unsweetened tea, and big gulps of sugar gunk at the bottom.

3 – Put a pinch of baking soda in your pitcher, and pour in the warm tea. Add your 2 cups of cold water. Pour over ice to enjoy!

For clarification: The baking soda doesn’t do anything to the taste of your tea. It just prevents a cloudiness that the tea often gets after it settles.

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