Nothing tastes better during the long hot summers in the Lone Star State than Texas Sweet Tea!
As temperatures rise, people across Texas cool down with this this tasty amber orange colored liquid refreshment. Actually in the Lone Star State, Texas Sweet Tea is consumed all year round. When people order iced tea in a restaurant, chances are they will get sweet tea, that tasty trademark tea of Texas.
Texas Sweet Tea is easy to make. Add LOTS of sugar to strong black tea and brew it in hot water while the mixture is still hot. Some people like to use simple syrup instead of sugar granules, and add just a touch of baking soda, which removes any cloudiness and produces crystal clear tea. Add a sliced lemon, plenty of ice, and commence gulping!
The sweetness in this Lone Star beverage can be out of bounds. Although it can be brewed with a lower sugar and calorie content than most fruit juices it is common for Texas Sweet Tea to have sugar levels twice that of Coca Cola.
People have been enjoying Texas Sweet Tea for over a hundred years. The oldest recipe for Sweet Tea was published in 1879, in a community cookbook in Virginia by a Texan, Marion Cabell Tyree. Back in those days, the recipe called for green tea, since most sweet tea during this period was green tea. After WWII, due to the Japanese occupation of green tea producing regions, sources of green tea were cut off and the recipe changed to black tea.
Texas is known for its friendly people, sunny weather, and Texas Sweet Tea. Texas Is It! An awesome place to live, work, and play! And sip Texas Sweet Tea!