Perfect Sweet Tea (Secret Ingredient)

There IS a small "secret" ingredient in this Tea. It removes all bitterness and creates a smooth, clear amazing Tea!

Perfect Sweet Tea (Secret Ingredient)

Photo by Shawna N.

  • Prep Time


  • Total Time


  • Servings



  • 5 - 8

    Family size Tea Bags. (or 12 regular Tea Bags)

  • ( I prefer #1 Luzianne or #2 Liptons Brand Teas.)

  • 1

    Quart (4 Cups) - Boiling Water

  • 3

    Quarts (12 cups) - Cool Water

  • 1½ - 2

    (one & a half) - Cups Sugar.

  • ¼

    teaspoon - Baking Soda (this IS the SECRET Ingredient!!)


1. Sprinkle baking soda into a pitcher (I use a gallon-size Mason Jar but many people have voiced concerns about pouring boiling water into a glass container, so use whatever container you'd like) Add Tea bags to the pitcher/baking soda, Pour Boiling water over tea bags, Cover and allow to steep for 15 minutes. ~*~ 2. Remove and toss out Tea Bags, Add Sugar and Stir until completely dissolved. Add Cool Water. Refrigerate until cold and ready to drink. ~*~ 3. Serve over ice, Take a nice long sip. Swoon. Repeat.


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