Sweet Iced Tea


YIELD 2 quarts

6 regular tea bags
1⁄8 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups boiling water
1 1⁄2-2 cups sugar
6 cups cold water


In a large glass measuring cup, place the tea bags and add the baking soda

Pour the boiling water over the tea bags

Cover and steep for 15 minutes

Take out the tea bags and do not squeeze them

Pour the tea mixture into a 2-quart pitcher; add the sugar

Stir until the sugar is dissolved

Add in the cold water

Let cool; chill in the refrigerator and serve over ice

Very smooth iced tea! The soda is the key and I will never make tea without it again! Thanks!