Sweet tea is probably the only non-alcoholic drink that has this many fans in the United States of America.
Those who are not aware of what sweet tea is, here is a simple breakdown. It is a tea that tastes sweet and is served cold, if not chilled. It is a really refreshing drink for anyone, and if you love tea, this is one thing that you will keep coming back to. If you are one of those who stay in warmer places, it is natural not to feel like drinking a hot drink all the time. Even if it isn’t like being addicted to drugs, the need to have tea at least a few times a day is something that is common among tea-drinkers.
Why Is Sweet Tea So Special?
So, what makes sweet tea so special? First, It is cold and even chilled. Now, who would not like to have a cold or chilled drink while staying at a place that is quite warm. Even if you are not from the US, you can always try this out if you wish to have a fresh drink on a hot and sultry day. The next best thing is that it is still essentially tea. As such, it has got all the refreshing qualities of a tea. It will give you the boost that you crave and it will also taste just like tea. However, sweet tea is a little strong.
How To Make It?
Brewing sweet tea is not that difficult. Depending upon your choice or tea leaves of tea bags, you will have to strain the tea differently. The first step is to boil the water, since tea will not brew in cold water, and you won’t be able to mix the sugar easily. Once the water starts boiling, add tea leaves or tea bags to the water and leave it to steep for about 10 minutes. This will allow the tea to get really strong. Once this process is complete, take the tea bags out, or, if you were using tea leaves, filter out the tea leaves. Then, add the necessary amount of sugar to it and stir until the sugar melts and dissolves. Then, pour ice into the tea and fill the rest of the container with cold water. Thoroughly mix and leave it like that. Every time you wish to have sweet tea, simply take out some from the container and have it. To add some zing to the flavor, you may also add a dash of lime or some mint.