Sweet Tea

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  1. Lisa Etter March 2, 2011, 10:02 pm

    Looks like spring in a glass. Yummy! Hope you’re feeling good with baby. Best wishes.

      1. Chef Matthew July 3, 2012, 4:11 am

        I am hopelessly addicted to Tea! Here in Northern California we have a ton of Herbalists and I am always discovering new Blends and new kinds of Teas so I can fully relate to your love of tea. :) Try a Blueberry and White Tea version of this. I bet you would love it. Use Dehydrated Blueberries ( ground ) and White Tea leaves. If you cant find any White tea leaves may I suggest the Celestial Seasonings White Tea w/ Peach. The peach blends well with the Blueberries. Enjoy

  2. Celia March 3, 2011, 12:19 pm

    I’ve recently become a mint sweet tea addict after trying a glass at a local restaurant. I found that make a mint syrup was even better than the mint tea bags. Having that infused mint taste with little pieces of diced mint really made the flavor!

  3. Linda March 10, 2011, 9:20 am

    You make everything look so pretty——even a slice of lemon!!

  4. Ree May 1, 2011, 6:34 am

    I live in Hawaii (born and raise and will never live anyplace else, can’t leave my home) and now we’re seeing the McDonald’s commercial, sadly to say we don’t have the sweet tea here. I haven’t tried anything of it but my boyfriend was in the army and station in Georgia. He always speaks of what foods and drinks he missed. I want to surprise him with his drink that he is now wanting…I landed on your website and I find it interesting. Love your pictures and explanation sounds so easy. I’m going to try make your recipe today, he works 16hrs and even though he be very tired…the look on his face will not be forgotten. He works so hard, just want to make him happy.

  5. Kealy June 24, 2011, 11:21 am

    My husband loves sweet tea(extra sweet), but I know he wouldn’t like any other flavors added, he is ridiculously picky, so I was wondering how this recipe might be changed to please his tastebuds? I’m slowing learning how to make almost everything from scratch so I’m not sure how to change, halve, or alter any recipe at the moment. :0) Does it have to be a black tea? What would be a good tea to use that has a slightly milder flavor?
    Thanks for any help you can give me!!

    P.S. so HAPPY to have come across your page…I’ve already tried a few recipes and they rocked!!


    1. lacey - a sweet pea chef June 28, 2011, 1:56 pm

      Hi Kealy! If your husband loves just plain sweet tea, you could try this recipe without adding the mint. You could also try green tea, as that has a different flavor than black tea. However, if you use loose leaf tea rather than tea bags, the flavor of the black tea will be less pungent and more balanced. I hope that helps! Good luck!!

  6. Kelly June 19, 2012, 1:47 pm

    Growing up I would visit my father every summer in Baltimore, MD. We would live on mint tea. He had gorgeous mint plants in the yard and every day started out with picking some mint and making a pitcher (or two) for the day. Now I can’t wait for summer to come so I can grow my own mint and make my own tea. Every glass reminds me of him. Funny how that works, huh…. I am a strong supporter of making iced tea with Luzianne tea bags. They make the yummiest iced tea.

  7. Farhana November 12, 2012, 3:08 pm

    Hey! can you tell me what 3 1/2 – 4 quarts water, divided means ?

    1. lacey - a sweet pea chef November 12, 2012, 3:20 pm

      No problem! It means you will need a total of that amount but not to use it all at once. If you read the instructions, it will tell you how much to use and when :)


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