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Summer needs ice cold sweet tea. I had to marry a Georgia boy before I truly enjoyed drinking it, and now there is no other way to drink tea. It’s actually how I define whether you live in the south or not… if you know to add your sugar before the ice then you are officially a southerner. If you bring me a glass of ice tea with sugar on the side, then you are hopelessly lost.
There isn’t a meal out there that sweet tea doesn’t make better. If you want to dress it up for something fancy add some raspberries or peaches or go old school with a slice of lemon. My favorite is actually lemon and fresh mint!
Lipton Tea is the staple in our house, particularly the decaf kind since we drink so much of it (and every age group loves it). Technically tea is the perfect zero calorie drink… but not once I get a hold of it. Even with a half cup of sugar for the entire picture it only comes to about 50 calories a glass. Not too bad.
You can watch the video above (and sing along) to see just how easy it is to make sweet tea. Here’s the typed out directions for you too though.
How to Make Southern Sweet Tea
Put 2 Lipton Family Size Tea Bags in a microwave safe dish.
Add 2 cups water.
Cook for 2 minutes.
Wait for 2 minutes.
Put 1/2 cup sugar in your pitcher.
Pour hot tea into the pitcher and mix together (while still hot).
Add more water until the pitcher is full.
A few things to not do:
- Don’t add the ice until you are about to serve. No one likes weak tea.
- Don’t add the ice before the sugar. It’s mean and cruel and forces every southerner to drink gritty tea.
- Never host a party with just one pitcher.
Right now Lipton Tea has an awesome 20% off Target cartwheel offer good at all stores and all types of Lipton Tea. So if you are a hot unsweet kinda girl then you are covered too. This coupon is good through 7/2, but you can go ahead and load it to your cartwheel account so you are set to grab some the next time you are in the store.
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