Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Sweet Tea Concentrate

Our Life Skills teacher gave me this recipe. It sounds really good, and sounds like something that would be good to keep on hand or to serve when you were having company.

Sweet Tea Concentrate
Yeilds: 20 servings (5 cups concentrate)

2 medium lemons
4 cups sugar
4 cups water
1 - 1 1/2 cups Elnglish breakfast tea leaves or 20 black tea bags
1/3 cup lemon juice
1 cup cold water
Ice cubes

Remove peels from lemons; save fruite for another use.

In a large saucepan, combine sugar and water. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 3-5 minutes or until sugar is dissolved, stirring occasionally.  Remove from the heat; add tea leaves and lemon peels. Cover and steep for 15 minutes. Strain tea, discarding tea leaves and lemon peels; stir in lemon juice. Cool to room temperature.

Transfer to a container with a tight fitting lid. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

To prepare tea: In a tall glass combine water with 1/4 cup concentrate; add ice.

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