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the back of a spoon. Left undisturbed, rock candy will form in
the glass.” The amount of sugar is really up to the maker, but
the general rule of thumb is a glycemic index between cotton
candy and Cheerwine.
Purists argue that any deviation from this process in terms
of adding sugar or ice produces sweetened tea, not sweet tea.
There’s no hard and fast rule about adding lemon, but it is
usually served on the side.
tea base is a much stronger concentration than what would be
brewed for hot tea. The strength balances out the sweetness
and also accounts for the water from the melting ice.
In Southern homes, sweet tea is always served from the
same pitcher. These pitchers won’t be sullied with other
drinks such as lemonade or punch. Oh, and sweet tea pitch-ers
are passed down from grandmothers.
The tannins in tea can make it taste very bitter, so a trick
for mellowing out the flavor is adding a pinch of baking soda
to the base. Sweet tea garnish varies from region to region —
lemon wedges or slices, peels of lime or orange, mint leaves,
and maraschino cherries are all acceptable.
Properly served, iced tea is poured into a tall glass with a
doily, a saucer, and a long-handled teaspoon.