I was in Charleston, South Carolina last week on my book tour and having a total blast. There is so much to love about this warm convivial city, I swear I could move down here and live happily ever after. One of the things I’ve been enjoying down here is classic sweet tea. It is simply tea with lots and lots of sugar in it, nothing more than that. I’ve asked a few of my local friends how they make it and they gave me a few different ideas. I’ve been working on them and decided that this one is my favorite. While I don’t think I’ll be making this every single day – it is quite sweet – it is going to be a nice refreshing treat this summer for sure!
Simple Sweet Tea
8 regular tea bags (I use Lipton)
2 cups boiling water
1 cup sugar
6 cups cold water
Ice & Lemon Wedges for serving
1. Steep the teabags in the boiling water for 15 minutes and then discard. Pour the tea into a large pitcher and stir in the sugar until dissolved. Then pour in the cold water. Chill in the fridge for at least 3 hours. Then serve over ice with lemon wedges.