It's hot y'all. My momma used to say it's hotter and than a ... in church. I'm from the South and well... they say things like that. But you get the idea. It's a warm one. So now that I've acquainted you with a southern euphemism let me introduce you to another little southern diddy. Sweet tea. Not that lightly tinted stuff from McDonalds, full test Chick- fil-a is a little closer but what I am talking about is real Southern Sweet Tea. Stuff so sweet and refreshing you can't help but say smack your lips after a glass. And it goes a little like this:
- 2 cups sugar
- 1/2 gallon water
- 1 tray ice cubes
- 3 family sized teabags of orange pekoe tea
- 3 cups cold water, or as needed
- Pour the sugar into a large pitcher. Bring water to a boil in a large pan. When the water begins to boil, remove from the heat, and place the teabags in. Let steep for 5 to 6 minutes.
- Remove tea bags, and return tea to the heat. Bring just to a boil, then pour into the pitcher, and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Fill the pitcher half way with ice, and stir until most of it melts. Then fill the pitcher the rest of the way with cold water, and stir until blended.
- Refrigerate. Drink. Repeat.