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Southern Sweet Iced Tea Recipe

Hi Nancy, all Landers, and precious kitties,

I found this recipe recently online for "Southern Sweet Iced Tea". I don't know how authentic it is, but we like it very much. It is not bitter and we find the strength to our liking. The baking soda in it is used to 1) cut the bitterness and 2) to avoid the tea getting cloudy. What the taste reminds me of, if my memory serves me, is the tea at a chain that was in my area years ago called "Po Folks". Also, we recently ate at TGIF and they have both Raspberry Tea and Strawberry Tea on their menu. Each were the best of that type of flavored tea I've tasted, so if anyone has a copycat, would love you to post it.
Jan in MO

Southern Sweet Iced Tea Recipe

8 cups water
2 family sized black tea bags (such as Luzianne) (This is what I used.)
1/2 cup sugar (I used 1/4 cup "Zing", and Splenda would probably work fine as well.)
1/8 teaspoon baking soda

Bring water to a boil in a large saucepan over high heat. Remove from heat, add tea bags and steep 5 minutes. Remove tea bags, discard. Stir in sugar and baking soda until dissolved. Chill at least 2 hours.
Jan in MO

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