As a lifelong fan of iced tea, I had never experienced Sweet Tea until we moved to South Carolina.
There is some dispute over its origin..maybe Summerville, St. Louis or on a Virginia plantation. No matter.
The video below, while lovely, lies.
The secret to true sweet tea is not about adding sugar to the brewed tea.
We all did that, and it does not come out as smooth.
So, I will betray my hometown of many years and spill the secret:
You add sugar to the boiling water first, to create a sort of simple syrup. Then add the tea bags to brew.
It makes all the difference, y’all.
And in case that CBS lady’s lovely voice put you to sleep, I’ll add this one, a favorite from comedian Gary Valentine….