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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Holiday Sweet Tea

One of my and Mr. L's favorite holiday traditions is breaking out our "special" sweet tea, which we've affectionately nicknamed our Holiday Sweet Tea.

Now, this is definitely a relatively new tradition.  We both grew up drinking traditional, normal sweet tea.  There were no frills to it and it got the job done!  While we still love our regular sweet tea, we also love breaking out a new blend when the holidays roll around that just seems more festive to us!



Grab a small pot and fill it with water almost all the way full.  The water will need to come to a boil, so don't fill it with too much water.  Throw in your tea bags, bring the water to a rolling boil, and let the tea seep for about 10 minutes or so.

Grab a 2 gallon pitcher and add the 1 cup of sugar to the bottom.  Take your hot tea and pour it in the pitcher, making sure to stir the contents to help dissolve the sugar more evenly and quickly.  Fill the pitcher with water until full.  Let chill for at least 30 mins to an hour (the longer the better, I've found) and serve over ice.

You can also make this just as easily in a fantastic little appliance I just can't live without -- an iced tea maker (this is the model I own which you might have seen in my coffee printables post).  I am completely in love with mine and use it all the time.  Making tea is never as easy as it is with a tea maker!

What's one of your special holiday traditions?

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