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#16 backwoods OFFLINE  

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Posted July 01, 2013 - 07:21 AM

thanks everyone who has replied so far all very good tips so looks like ill be trying a few things once we go shopping and have sugar in the house lol



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Posted July 01, 2013 - 08:30 AM

My family made Tea Syrup and that's all I drank until I went away to college.  They never sweetened the tea in the cafeteria and it was too much hassel to add sugar. So I started drinking it unsweetened. I have not done Sweetened since.  The wife is diabetic, so we do not sweeten our tea.

Family get togethers require both sweetened and unsweetened jugs any more,. 


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Posted July 01, 2013 - 08:57 AM

my grandfather likes his very sweet 3 cups of sugar and 7 packs of sweet n lo. in one gallon


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Posted July 01, 2013 - 09:48 AM

I make the sun tea with 6 bags. Pull the bags out when its dark. Add some of my son's lemonade and put it in the fridge overnight. The lemonade works good for sweet and lemon. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted July 01, 2013 - 05:12 PM

The "boiling" makes it stronger quicker...............

I hate tea that I can see through so I boil mine and let it sit on the stove top overnight.


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Posted July 01, 2013 - 05:30 PM

I had to learn to drink unsweet tea when I was in the military. Seems like west of the Mississippi and north of Virginia sweet tea dosent exist. The only thing worse than living in the south and having to ask for sweet tea is someone giving you a glass of tea and sugar packets. It just aint the same.


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Posted July 01, 2013 - 07:39 PM

well i have sugar so im gonna make it tonight before bed so hopefully i can try it with breakfast



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Posted July 01, 2013 - 07:43 PM

3 family bags to 1 gallon of water....4 decaf bags to 1 gallon water.

I use Sweet & Low sweetner and use 1 tablespoon per gallon.



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Posted July 01, 2013 - 07:54 PM

what is a family bag?? i have 8oz bags that ill be using



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Posted July 01, 2013 - 07:56 PM

i just looked on the lipton site why use baking soda??? and what purpose would it serve?

 

 

 

http://www.liptontea...thern-sweet-tea



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Posted July 01, 2013 - 08:15 PM

well its made i hope it turns out good ill find out tomorrow



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Posted July 01, 2013 - 10:27 PM

i just looked on the lipton site why use baking soda??? and what purpose would it serve?
 
 
 
http://www.liptontea...thern-sweet-tea


Maybe helps to extract more? IDK, but it sounds odd.

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Posted July 02, 2013 - 06:52 AM

well it didnt turn out bad at all i used 7  8oz tea bags and a 1 1/2 cups sugar think it might need a lil more sugar though ill find out next time



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Posted July 02, 2013 - 02:43 PM

Greg this is suppose to be a true southern sweet tea. 6 regular tea bags; 1/8 teaspoon baking soda and add 1 1/2-2 cups of sugar, stir in 2 cups of boiling water; stir until sugar is dissolved, steep tea bags for 15 minutes,remove tea bags (do not squeeze); add 6 cups of cold water. The secret to making it taste good is the baking soda, don't forget it.

 

 

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Posted July 02, 2013 - 02:51 PM

  :deadhorse:      You make tea the way YOU like it. Therefore there are 8 gazillion ways.


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