Growing up in the country during the fifties and sixties meant that every friends’ house had a pitcher of sweet iced tea in the refrigerator. We drank iced tea with lunch, dinner and on very hot days, all day. Everyone had their own recipe and a special pitcher in which to make it. My mom was terrible at making iced tea so we used a pre-made mix or just drank milk and water.
Mrs. K on the other hand made the best iced sweet tea I have ever had. She lived just up the road and her daughter was my best friend. We drank the tea out of tall Tupperware cups and now when I drink sweetened iced tea it takes me back to those halcyon days.
Anyone ready to share their favorite sweet tea recipe? Something the rest of us can duplicate? Send me your formulas and I will reproduce them to the best of my ability. I will taste test them in a Tupperware cup and publish the one that takes me back to childhood and Mrs. K’s kitchen.