Posted 23 September 2007 - 01:09 PM
The amount of sugar you use is entirely up to you. Some people like their tea sweeter than others, but I think a good estimate would be about 1/3 a cup of sugar to every cup of strong brewed hot tea.
Posted 23 September 2007 - 01:28 PM
In a 1 gallon pitcher, put approximately 1 cup of white granulated sugar.
In a medium to large pot, add approximately 1/2 gallon of water and approximately 6 regular tea bags. Heat until almost boiling and remove from heat. (Don't let it actually come to a boil.) Let sit and steep for several minutes until the tea is dark.
Remove the tea bags and add to the pitcher of sugar. Mix until dissolved. Add cold water to fill the pitcher and continue stirring.
Now, here's the key to good sweet tea: Put this into the refrigerator and let it sit overnight. This gives the sugar time to sweeten the tea. This means some extra planning, but it's well worth it!
Next time you make it, you can adjust the amounts of tea bags and sugar that you use to suit your taste. 2/3 a cup of sugar works fine for our family, but it may not be sweet enough for some.
Kelly, I'm going to notice next time if I'm getting foam, and I may have to change the order in which I add the ingredients. Thanks for the tip!
Posted 23 September 2007 - 01:36 PM
1 part water
2 parts suger
Mix together in a small saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil. Turn the heat to low and simmer for about 5 minutes until the sugar has dissolved. Take off the heat and cool room temperature. Add desired amount to your tea.
Leftovers may be stored in the refrigerator.
Hope you like this.
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Posted 23 September 2007 - 05:37 PM
Posted 24 September 2007 - 11:17 AM
I use a Dual sided Coffeemachine one side for his tea the other for my coffee...
I fill it 12 Cups
You use as much sugar as you want I pour that in and he likes lemon in his so i add about 2 Tablespoons or more of that
Mix it then add in the hot tea then i just fill the water till it gets to the top...He has a Gallon Jug! and i have to make it every other day cuz he drinks so much of it....In the summertime i have to make 2 gallons a day!!
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Posted 24 September 2007 - 01:05 PM
I have tried it a zillion and one times, and I still don't like it. I have been a good guest on more than several occations when everyone is served tea... The only reason I even make it is because everyone else seems to think it is tasty. My DH and his family make sweet tea (so, I've had to learn) and my family has always made unsweet, so I've known about it since I was old enough to operate the stove... I don't know why I was so compelled to admit this to you all, except that my MIL sill has to get me a new glass everytime we eat at her house b/c she refuses to remember that I would prefer tap water...