Reply Hey Mom! Learn more about the Gerber Life Insurance Grow-Up Plan!
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-02-2011, 11:06 PM   #11
Dandelion's Avatar
Dandelion
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Washington
Posts: 2,327
My Mood:
Re: How do you make your sweet tea??

I use 6 family sized tea bags in a huge glass jar. I stick it in the sun for at least 4-5 hours. When I take the teabags out, I squeeze them to get all the liquid out. Then, while the tea is still warm (from sitting in the sun) I add about a cup of sugar and stir it up.

DH, would rather I added more sugar, but we are trying to cut back.

Advertisement

__________________
Colleen
I'm on Etsy: White Dandelion Works
Mama to Bennett 7/29/2008, Etienne 11/29/2011.
, ,
Dandelion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2011, 04:21 AM   #12
Ellysmom06's Avatar
Ellysmom06
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 786
My Mood:
Re: How do you make your sweet tea??

I buy the lipton gallon iced tea bags. And make to the directions on the box. I think its something like pour a pint of boiling water over 1 tea back, steep for 3-5 min (I like it on the darker side, DH and dd like it light :/) then I add 1c sugar (just can't bring myself to put 2 cups in it ha) then add 3 pints cold water
__________________
Maggie, Wife to Eric SAHM to Eliana (09/06) and Colton (12/10)

Come earn free Amazon Gift Cards with me using Swagbucks!


Check out my listings on Ebay
Ellysmom06 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2011, 05:23 AM   #13
keowilliams
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 423
Re: How do you make your sweet tea??

I'm not sure if ours would be strictly considered sweet tea. Tea-drinking in our house was definitely instilled in us by my southern grandma, but I don't know that ours is as sweet. Basically, one large Lipton tea bag and a 1/2 cup of sugar for one pitcher - about a gallon, maybe less. We don't like ours too sweet. Actually, I make my own iced tea separately now without any sugar since I'm diabetic. We use an Iced Tea Maker. If you're going to be making tea regularly an iced tea maker is definitely worth the investment. We brewed ours on the stove top or in the coffee maker for years and years. I thought getting an iced tea maker would be silly but it is so much simpler, and great when you're going through 2 or 3 pitchers a day at times.
__________________
Kate - SAHM to Alexander, 9/11/08, and Nolan, 9/19/11.
keowilliams is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2011, 05:45 AM   #14
carlaross's Avatar
carlaross
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Savannah, GA
Posts: 3,976
Re: How do you make your sweet tea??

I've always lived in the south, grew up on sweet tea Lucky me!

We mostly make ours in the coffee pot now - it's easier and less stuff to wash.
Full pot of water and 2 large family size tea bags.
Then in a gallon container, we do 1.5 cups of sugar, pour in the tea, mix until sugar has dissolved, fill with cold water, stir, and refrigerate.
__________________
Carla ~ paramedic
wife to Chris
mama to 3 boys ages 19, 18, and 4
carlaross is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2011, 09:37 AM   #15
mommyluvs222's Avatar
mommyluvs222
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 553
My Mood:
Re: How do you make your sweet tea??

Very cool. Thanks for sharing! I'm going to try making some soon.
mommyluvs222 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2011, 01:53 PM   #16
mommyinthesun's Avatar
mommyinthesun
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Upstate SC
Posts: 2,944
Re: How do you make your sweet tea??

Our stove-top method is to boil the sugar in the water for 10minutes, turn the heat off and add 6 tea bags per gallon. Then we add equal parts ice and make sure to stir well. The sugar being completely melted is the key

We did buy an ice tea maker though and now its the method we use most. I use the same tea bag and ice ratio. I just put sugar in the bottom of the pitcher and stir continuously as the tea flows down into it. Once the machine is done running and im sure the sugar is melted , I throw in the ice.

HTH!
__________________
J-Mom to H (11), L(6), A(12/12/12)
ISO/IHA
Help us win a trip to Disney!
mommyinthesun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2011, 02:21 PM   #17
bamababies's Avatar
bamababies
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Alabama
Posts: 108
My Mood:
Re: How do you make your sweet tea??

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lillikin View Post
We heat 2 family size tea bags in 4 cups water for 6 min in microwave in a glass measuring cup. Add 1 1/3 cup sugar to large pitcher, pour tea in, stir until sugar dissolves, and add cold (tap) water.
I do similar to this except I use 4 family size tea bags and let it steep for 5 minutes (after the microwave goes off) before mixing it up. I usually set my oven timer for 11 minutes when I start the mickey (set mickey for 6 minutes) and when it goes off then I know the tea is ready. Also I only make decaf tea, because we are usually drinking it and I am BFing DD2...so I try to avoid caffine.
__________________
S wife to my BFF M (5/02), SAHM to DD T (9/07), DD J (12/10) & & DS T (8/12)

My gone but not forgotten ^i^ DS T (9/06)
bamababies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2011, 06:27 PM   #18
VioletsMommy's Avatar
VioletsMommy
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Northeast Georgia
Posts: 460
I heat 4 family size tea bags (wal-mart brand are best to me) in 4 cups water for 6 min in microwave in a glass measuring cup. Add 2 cups sugar to gallon pitcher, pour tea in, stir until sugar dissolves, fill the measuring cup again with water (tea bags still in it) then dump that in the pitcher. I then squeeze out the bags then add cold water until I get to a gallon in the pitcher.
__________________
Casie - Wife to Evan 4/9/2005 and proud Mommy to Violet 12/3/2008 after IUI and dealing with infertility, and precious Dylan 3/14/2012

Just a little crunchy....

I am a CPST
VioletsMommy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2011, 06:35 PM   #19
Mamma527's Avatar
Mamma527
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Houston
Posts: 820
I use my electric hot water heater (from college) to boil 1/2 qt water. Then I put 4 tbsp sugar ( I've slowly weaned off of my moms who use 2 cups!!) and 2 family size tea bags.

Then I pour the hot water over the bags and stir to dissolve the sugar. I let it sit for about 5 minutes or longer. Then I fill up the 2 qt pitcher with water and stir.
__________________
Jana, wife to Preston; Mother to Mason (5/23/08) and Hunter (7/22/10) WOHM (aerospace engineer). breastfeeding, cloth diapering and new to knitting and dyeing, I also like to sew.
Mamma527 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright 2005 - 2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.