Southern Sweet Tea

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3 cups water

2 family-size tea bags

1/2 to 1 cup sugar

7 cups cold water

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 cup thawed lemonade concentrate


1. Bring 3 cups water to a boil in a saucepan; add tea bags. Boil 1 minute; remove from heat. Cover and steep 10 minutes.

2. Remove and discard tea bags.

3. Add baking soda and stir. Baking soda removes the bitter taste. Add desired amount of sugar, stirring until dissolved.

4. Pour into a 1-gal. container, and add 7 cups cold water and lemonade concentrate and stir well. Serve over ice.

Bon Appetit!

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