Make Sweet Tea with your keurig, y’all.
And then take your feller a glass of this sweet tea when he’s out on the tractor. Extra points if you wear a checkered dress and carry it on a tray. 🌻🌻
Wait, did I just write a country music video? Oops. 😆
Sweet tea is a family favorite here. It is perfect for gatherings and making everyone feel at home. With just a few simple ingredients and ten minutes time, you can have a fresh pitcher to serve with dinner or as a refreshing beverage on a hot summer day.
My mother-in-law, Ms. Jen, introduced me to the Keurig method, and I’ll never go back to boiling water on the stove. Just use caution, as with any other hot drink prep, while using glass and varying water temperatures.
Ms. Jen’s Keurig Sweet Tea
- Pyrex Measuring Cups
- Tempered Glass Pitcher or Plastic Pitcher, Half Gallon
- Wooden Spoon
- Measuring Cups
- 2 family size tea bags (Luzianne is my favorite)
- 1/2-2/3 cup sugar
- 6 1/2 cups warm water (DO NOT use ice cold water*)
- Place two family size tea bags in a keurig-safe dish. I use a 2 cup Pyrex measuring glass. Brew hot water only over tea bags. I’ll use the largest setting 12oz. The water level just needs to adequately cover the bags.
- Let steep for 3-5 minutes depending on how strong/dark you like your tea.
- Remove bags from water. I lightly press the bags with a spoon to get just a little extra tea out. Immediately add your sugar to the hot water. Stir until dissolved.
- If using a plastic pitcher, proceed to pour tea into pitcher and fill remaining with water until the half gallon mark is reached. Chill in the refrigerator. If using a glass pitcher, I let my tea mixture cool for a few minutes prior to pouring into the pitcher. You can warm your glass pitcher with hot water prior to pouring too. Avoid sudden temperature changes to glassware. Use a tempered glass pitcher to avoid shattering. If using a glass decorative pitcher, wait to pour the tea over once it’s cooled.
- Serve cold or on ice with a slice of lemon. Keeps for one week in the refrigerator.
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