Saturday, May 29, 2010

Sweat Tea

Sweat Tea and southern meals go hand and hand. Today I have been making sweet tea for a southern meal next Saturday. Hold on, I know it would not be good by next Saturday - that is why I am making concentrated tea and freezing it. I have never frozen it before, but have been assured it will be wonderful.

A good friend's daughter is getting married next weekend and wants sweet tea. We figure it will take about 75 gallons along with some lemonade and water to keep the guest cool at her outdoor wedding.

So, if you ever wanted to make sweet tea ahead and freeze it here is a good recipe.

1 pint boiling water
3 family size tea bags
1 1/3 cups sugar
water to make a quart

Add tea bags to boiling water, allow to cool to room temperature. Remove tea bags and add sugar, bring back to a boil and take off heat. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Add enough water to make a quart of liquid. Pour into quart freezer bag and freeze.

When ready to serve mix with 3 quarts of water and enjoy. You may let it sit out of the freezer and begin to thaw or just mix it with warm or room temperature water.

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