Monday, January 5, 2015

Making Sweet Tea

Here at thejoestory tech we like sweet tea...a lot. I couldn't think of a better way to take our new digital kitchen scale for a test spin.


  • 5 bags (.46 oz) of your favorite black tea. I used Lipton
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 20 to 25 ice cubes
  • 5 cups cold water
  • Beverage to mouth delivery vehicle (some sort of cup)

  1. Heat two cups of water in a microwave safe measuring cup for 2 minutes and 45 seconds.
  2. While waiting for water to heat un-package the tea and tie a fancy knot (optional) to ease bag removal.
  3. Pour 1/2 sugar into your pitcher
  4. Pour the hot water from the microwave into your pitcher containing your sugar. Mix until all sugar is dissolved.
  5. Add the tea to the sugar water
  6. Set a timer for 5 minutes and let the tea swim in the sugar water
  7. Remove the bags from the sugar water, stir the tea
  8. Add 20-25 ice cubes to the tea and stir
  9. Add 5 cups of cold water to the tea
  10. Add some ice cubes to your beverage to mouth delivery vehicle, pour you a nice tall glass of sweet tea, and enjoy.

Notes: If anyone tries to make you add sugar to already prepared cold unsweetened tea, try not to hold this against them. Show them the proper way to make sweet tea.


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