Saturday, February 6, 2010

Southern Goodness (Sweet Tea Recipe with a Twist)

This is one of my favorite Sweet Tea recipes. Enjoy!

For the tea:

  • 8 cups (2 quarts) water
  • 8 tea bags
  • 1 bunch fresh mint
  • 1 1/2 cups superfine or granulated sugar

To serve:

  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (from 4 medium limes)
  • Ice
  • 6 fresh mint sprigs, for garnish
  • 1 medium lime, cut into sixths, for garnish
For the tea:
  1. Place water in a medium pot and bring to a simmer over high heat. When water simmers, remove from heat, add tea bags and mint, cover, and let steep for 10 minutes.
  2. Once tea has steeped, discard tea bags, add sugar, and stir until sugar has completely dissolved. Let tea cool to room temperature, then place in the refrigerator to cool completely, about 2 hours.

To serve:
  1. Once tea is cold, remove mint and stir in lime juice. Taste and adjust with more lime juice or sugar as desired. Serve over ice with a sprig of mint and a wedge of lime.

1 comment:

April said...

Hey girl, just wanted to let you know I MISS YOU! And Love you, and hope you are having a great week.