Southern Sweet Tea

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Southern Sweet Tea is a type of iced tea that was originally found in the "The South" of the USA.

Sweet tea or versions of it are now found throughout the USA and even abroad due to commercial products picking up the recipe and using it in bottled drinks and in restaurants.

However, this entry is for sweet tea made the Southern way, which is made from scratch in the Southern kitchen.

Recipe Using Lipton Black Tea:

  • 6 lipton cup size tea bags
  • 1 gallon of water
  • 1 1/2 cups of sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda

Bring 4 cups water to a boil over high heat in 2-quart saucepan. Remove from heat; add Lipton® Cup Size Tea Bags and brew 15 minutes, dunking Tea Bags several times. Remove Tea Bags and squeeze.
Stir in sugar and baking soda until completely dissolved. Stir in remaining 12 cups water.

Some may make this recipe differently, but for every 1 tea bag added or subtracted, add or subtract 55mg of caffeine.

Ingredients in Southern Sweet Tea

Water, Sugar, Black Tea, and Sodium Bicarbonate

Sugar content: 36 grams (per 16 ounces).

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Caffeine Concentration

Southern Sweet Tea contains 2.56 mgs of caffeine per fluid ounce (8.66mg/100 ml).

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