Here we got stepping into my favorite month out of the entire year! June is here, we’re half way through the year and of course it’s almost time to celebrate my birthday. June is my birthday month and I do in fact celebrate all month long. 😉
Summer may not “technically” start until right before my birthday towards the middle/end of June but around here Summer starts today. June 1st is the unofficial first day of summer here.
We embraced it with open arms, open sunroofs and glasses of sweet tea and lemonade.
Along with the beautiful blue skies that graced our day we also got a typical southern summer thunderstorm. haha As I was walking out of the mall this afternoon the skies where bright blue, as I got closer to my car the wind picked up and by time I jumped in my car and shut the door the heavens opened up and the rain poured down.
It was over by the time I got to me house. That’s a typical summer storm for ya. haha I actually think that we’re getting ready to get another one.
Right now I’ve got pitchers of sweet tea, mason jars of limeade and jugs of water lining the shelves of both of our fridges.
Sweet Tea is pretty much like THE DRINK of the south…unless you’re in Florida. People in Florida haven’t mastered the art of Sweet Tea and that pretty much means that no matter how much I want to move there to be close to Disney World that it just ain’t gonna be happening. I suppose the farthest I’d really move is the Georgia Florida state line. haha
A glass of unsweetened tea and a few packets of sugar just isn’t gonna work for me. No Thanks.
If I’m going to be drinking sweet tea it’s gotta be the real stuff that’s made the right way.
Big Bear makes some of the best sweet tea ever. My mom loves it so much that she actually told me the other day that she wanted to start paying him to deliver gallons of sweet tea to her house every few days. haha.
Humm, maybe that’s the business that we should get into…making, selling and delivering sweet tea. haha now that’s an idea! 😉
So when you make your very own sweet tea make sure to serve it super cold and it’s always a nice touch to have a little lemon or mint on the side in case anyone wants a slice of lemon or a sprig of mint for their tea. I just like my sweet tea as is, but I do admit that the lemon and mint make it look that much cuter when it’s pour over ice in a mason jar.
Yes, in a mason jar…how else would you drink Sweet Tea? 😉
So excited to start this week’s #SouthernSippinDrinkWeek with this Southern Sweet Tea! Stay tuned this week for some more refreshing drink ideas!
- 4 family size tea bags, we use the Lipton family sized tea bags
- 2 cups white sugar
- 12 cups water, divided
- 2 cups ice
- mint and lemon optional
- Bring 8 cups of water to a boil, remove from heat.
- Tie teabag strings together and dunk into boiling hot water.
- Lay the teabag strings over the edge of the pot and and let the tea bags steep in the hot water for 6 minutes. Once the tea has steeped, remove tea bags and sit them aside.
- Add sugar to a large pitcher and pour in tea.
- Stir until all of the sugar is dissolved.
- Add in remaining water and ice. Stir
- Chill until ice cold.