When I was in Michigan I got to spend some time with my cousin, Kristen. While I was at her house she offered me some homemade sweet tea. Michigan was having a sticky heat wave so I couldn’t pass up the refreshing drink. When I got back to California, I had to ask Kristen for the recipe, because it was damn good. So damn good that I knew I had to share it with you!
12 tea bags (I used Lipton’s)
4 cups hot water
12 cups cool water
1 1/2- 2 cups sugar
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
Put tea bags and baking soda in pitcher. Boil 4 cups water and add to pitcher. Let sit for 15 minutes. Take out tea bags and add sugar. Stir til dissolved. Add the 12 cups cool water. Refrigerate.
(I don’t suggest having limes with your iced tea….I was just out of lemons!)
If you like sweet tea, you need to try this. I was sipping it as I was trying to take these photos and had to keep refilling my little mason jar. It’s that good. Let me know if you try it! xo JA