A Southern Girl’s Guide to Sweet Tea

Hey y’all!

Bonnie and I are both from South Carolina and we were raised on good old sweet tea. After seeing countless recipes on Pinterest, I thought I’d share my thoughts and my family’s super easy sweet tea recipe that is the perfect drink for summer entertaining. Let’s call it a Southern Girl’s Guide to Sweet Tea!

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Sweet tea is a year-round beverage favorited by many in the southern states. It is served over ice and usually includes a fair helping of sugar… making it incredibly delicious and refreshing. There are so many variations on how to make sweet tea, but today I thought I’d share how I make it for my family.

 

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You may have seen these adorable chalkboard labels from Bright Star Kids. They sent me a few chalkboard labels to try out, as well as a chalk pencil. They are really high quality labels and SO easy to write on. I have tried other chalk tags in the past that have been difficult to write on, but these vintage chalkboard labels worked like a gem. The chalk pencil is really fun to use and you have so much more control than you do with normal chalk. They were the perfect addition to serve up my sweet tea this Summer in style!

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To make a batch of sweet tea, you are going to need a couple of family sized tea bags, 15 cups of water, one cup of sugar and some ice. We use decaffeinated tea, but it is up to you what you’d like to use.

To begin the tea making process, you want to bring three cups of water to a boil. After your water is at a rolling boil, turn off the heat and add two family sized tea bags. Let the bags sit in the tea for 45 minutes. Remove the bags and add one cup of sugar. Stir until the sugar is dissolved. Now you will add 12 cups of cold water and ice cubes. So simple!

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The traditional garnish and fruit flavoring for iced tea is lemon, but you can add raspberries, lime, peaches… get creative! My little ones like it plain and I do too most of the time!

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Y’all enjoy this recipe and let me know if you have any questions!

 

*Trish

 

Southern Sweet Tea

Southern Sweet Tea

Ingredients

  • 2 Family Sized Tea Bags
  • 15 Cups of Water
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • Ice Cubes
  • Lemon, Lime, Raspberries for flavor, optional

Instructions

  1. Bring 3 cups of water to a rolling boil.
  2. Turn off heat and insert two tea bags for 45 minutes.
  3. Remove the tea bags and add one cup of sugar.
  4. Stir to dissolve the sugar.
  5. Add 12 cups of cold water and ice cubes as desired.
  6. Enjoy!
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Bright Star Kids. The opinions and text are all mine.

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Trish Flake

Author/Co-Owner at Uncommon Designs
Hey y'all! I am Trish and one half of the creative team at Uncommon Designs. I adore party planning, holiday celebrations, and all things crafty! I am so excited to share my creative adventures with you!

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