Southern Sweet Tea
  • 12 regular tea bags
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 cups boiling water
  • 3 -4 cups sugar
  • 12 cups cold water
  1. In a large glass measuring cup, place the tea bags and add the baking soda.(the amount of baking soda is the same whether it is a half gallon or a full gallon)
  2. Pour the boiling water over the tea bags.
  3. Cover and steep for 15 minutes.
  4. Take out the tea bags and do not squeeze them
  5. Pour the tea mixture into a gallon pitcher and add the sugar.
  6. Stir until the sugar is dissolved.
  7. Add in the cold water.
  8. Let cool; chill in the refrigerator and serve over ice. (add mint leaves and lemon wedges)
Recipe by Cabin Goddess at