Perfect Sweet Tea
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This perfectly sweet, perfectly strong tea is made the old-fashioned way, with a simple syrup and a secret ingredient, baking soda! It'll knock your socks off!
Serves: 8-12 servings
  • 2 Pitcher-size, cold brew tea bags
  • 12 cups water, slightly warmer than room temperature
Simple Syrup:
  • 1 and ½ cups sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  1. Fill a large pitcher with warm (but not hot) water.
  2. Place 2-3 teabags into water, and allow to seep for 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, make the syrup.
  4. In a small saucepan, combine water and sugar.
  5. Bring to a boil, then turn heat off, and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
  6. Stir in baking soda, then pour syrup into tea.
  7. Remove teabags, then stir to combine.
  8. Serve warm over ice (my favorite) or refrigerate, then serve chilled.
  9. Enjoy!
Recipe by Lemon Sugar at