Fabulous Friday: sipping tea

Yesterday I told my sweet 19-year-old daughter that I was going to teach her to “FISH”.  As the great Chinese proverb says “Give a man a fish and you feed him for the day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”  So since my girl loves her sweet tea, I thought I would teach her how to make my version of sweet tea.

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Sipping tea is so relaxing sometimes. It can bring friends together for an afternoon or be one of the highlights at a family picnic.

There is also a saying called a Tea Sip that was used to describe the students who sat around while others went to fight a war. Not exactly what I imagine a tea sip but a very interesting definition.

 I don’t remember drinking tea much while I was growing up.  And it wasn’t until I married and was carried off to live the south, that I had a taste of my first SWEET TEA.  For you non-southerns I don’t mean tea that has had sugar packets dumped in or sweet n’ low. Besides you all know what happens to the sugar when it hits ice-cold tea?  It sinks to the bottom and stays there, never really sweetening anything. I mean true southern sweet tea that has been carefully sweetened at inception.  I was missing out all those years.

Here is my recipe for my sweet tea

4 Family size Luzianne tea bags

add these to a 1 quart pot of boiling water

let it boil for a few minutes and then set it aside

While the tea is still hot/warm add 1 cup of sugar and mix until the sugar dissolves.

Once it cools add to a 2 qt pitcher and fill the rest with cold water.

Now that I have passed on this southern tradition to my daughter, maybe she can teach me how to make her amazing scones.

Make some tea and enjoy the summer day. How do you take your tea?


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