Two of My Favorite Things

A great, tasting glass of sweet tea and a good book are two of my favorite things!  Try the sweet tea recipe below (adjust sugar according to your taste buds).  The baking soda clears the tea and makes it darker (baking soda leaves no taste).  So grab a good book and enjoy!


  • 6 regular tea bags
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 1/2-2 cups sugar
  • 6 cups cold water


  1. 1
    In a large glass measuring cup, place the tea bags and add the baking soda.

  2. 2
    Pour the boiling water over the tea bags.

  3. 3
    Cover and steep for 15 minutes.

  4. 4
    Take out the tea bags and do not squeeze them.

  5. 5
    Pour the tea mixture into a 2-quart pitcher; add the sugar.

  6. 6
    Stir until the sugar is dissolved.

  7. 7
    Add in the cold water.

  8. 8
    Let cool; chill in the refrigerator and serve over ice.


  1. I made this tea a little bit ago and it is delicious! I used a cup of sugar.