Sunday, April 15, 2012

Sweet Tea

My husband graduated from Clemson University.  Clemson is located in South Carolina. We took a road trip there over Easter break and had such a great adventure! These pictures are from our visit to the beautiful Issaqueena Falls in Walhalla. I think this is the beginning of many visits back to Clemson, South Carolina. If you know anyone who is a Clemson Tiger then you know these people bleed orange! If you know anything about iced tea then you know that in the South they drink theirs sweetened. I just love Sweet Tea! I couldn't help but order a glass whenever we were out --had the kids ordering it, too! My oldest asked if we could make it at home. We'll try. :)
Sweet Tea (Southern Sweet Iced Tea!)
6 tea bags (Luzianne or Lipton is fine for this recipe)
2 cups boiling water
1 cup sugar (add another 1/2 cup if you like it really sweet)
6 cups cold water 
Place tea bags in a 2-cup capacity (or larger) glass measuring cup.  Pour 2 cups of boiling water over the tea bags.  Cover and allow to steep for 8-10 minutes.  Remove tea bags (do not squeeze them).  Pour tea into a 2-quart capacity pitcher; add the sugar.  Stir until the sugar is dissolved.  Add 6 cups of cold water to pitcher.  Chill in the refrigerator and serve over ice.