This summer I have been working very diligently to wean myself off of artificial sweetener, and pop. Instead, I have become hopelessly addicted to Quick Trip’s sweet tea! #FAIL.
Somewhere along the way, I began to realize that I could make my own sweet tea. It was a glorious moment in my life! So, I googled. And, I googled. I read what there was to read, and decided on a plan of attack!
It all started with a little good, old-fashioned H2O, and a tea kettle:
Then, I poured it over 3 family sized tea bags. I used Luzianne. It’s thirty cents cheaper than Lipton. I’ve had Lipton, and it was good too, but we buy Luzianne. Then, you cover it and brew for about 7-8 minutes, depending on how strong/weak you want your tea.
Usually I use my batter bowl, but it had homemade salsa in it, so this had to do, and I cover it with one of my pot lids. When the brewing it complete, add one cup of sugar, and stir until it is dissolved. Then, pour into a gallon sized pitcher and fill with cold water:
Eick! The light in my kitchen is TERRIBLE. Don’t worry if you get soapy looking bubbles, it happens to me every time!!! At this point, I refrigerate, and let it get cold…. and I then, I drink it!
This weekend, I plan to make some sans (without) sugar. I’m going to flavor it with orange slices right before putting it in the fridge! I am beyond belief excited about this…. if I can transition, I have cut out sugary beverages!!! At this point, I still have a few things with artificial sweetener in them…. but let me tell you: I used to drink A LOT of pop! So, I know that whatever I consume now, it is probably less than a fourth of what I used to consumer. And, let’s be honest: I’m far too laid back to be able to commit to never having something! It’s too much work for me 🙂