Perfect Sweet Tea (Secret of the South)

“It is said the "secret" ingredient removes any bitterness and creates a smooth, clear tea. I have seen this twice in the last month. One from the deep south and the other from the (now closed) Lone Star Steakhouse in Houston, TX.”
READY IN:
17mins
YIELD:
1 gallon
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Sprinkle baking soda into a 1 gallon pitcher.
  2. Add tea bags.
  3. Pour boiling water over tea bags.
  4. Cover and steep 15 minutes.
  5. Remove tea bags (I hope you compost them).
  6. Add cool water.
  7. Refrigerate until cold and you are ready to drink it.
  8. Serve over ice.

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