Mar 11, 2006

BS: The Secret Ingredient

(3/13/06 - OOPS! I accidentally doubled the amount of sugar here! I have corrected the error below.)

I have never made sweetened iced tea (regular black tea) in my life, so I actually went searching for a recipe this week so we could sell tea at our yard sale. Everything kept saying "sweeten to taste," but I needed to have some type of figure to start with! We eventually decided on a ratio of 3/4 cup (healthy) sugar to 1 gallon of tea. But one recipe I found had a secret ingredient which was touted to take away that bitter aftertaste so typical of black tea: one pinch of baking soda. We experimented on ourselves first - and it worked! This is the best iced tea I've ever had! (Our process, should you be so inclined: add 2 quarts boiling water to 4 large iced tea bags (or 8 small tea bags), steep 20 minutes and remove tea bags. Immediately add 3/4 c. healthy sugar and pinch of baking soda, and stir until dissolved. This makes a concentrate. When ready, add 2 more quarts cold water to make a full gallon and serve over ice, if desired. Refreshing!

4 comments:

Grafted Branch said...

ROFLOL! I...BS...ROFLOL! ROFLOL!

Anonymous said...

BS does not stand for Baking Soda, it stands for something you don't mean to say.

Sarah Walston said...

Can you bring some over? Not the BS...but the sweet black tea sounds delicious!

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