Sweet Tea

I fell in love with Sweet Tea while visiting my sister in Georgia many years ago.

Sweet Tea

The baking soda takes out the bitterness and darkens the tea. It does not change the taste.


  • 3 family-size tea bags
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 to 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar


  1. Bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Add a pinch of baking soda to the water and add tea bags.
  2. Remove from heat, add sugar and cover. Allow to sit for at least 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. Pour into a gallon pitcher, then fill with cold water. Refrigerate.

Yield: 1 gallon

From the family recipe collection of Linda Jolly and Lisa Stephens.