Is Sweet Tea Bad For You?

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Sweet tea has sugar, sugar is one of the common thing to cause diabetes and other issues. So sweet tea is not good health drink for daily use if you’re more than 35 years old and have health issues. Because of that I would suggest you to try drinking unsweetened tea or try using sugar alternative like stevia or monk fruit they don’t increase your blood sugar levels and also zero calories

What is sweet tea?

Sweet tea is one of the two basic types of iced teas in the United States. The difference between the types: sugar. Sweet tea is usually consumed by the gallon year-round in the southern United States. Restaurants in the southern US assume you’re ordering sweet tea if you just order “tea.” Unsweetened tea is also referred to “black tea” or just “black.” In other parts of the United States, ordering tea assumes you’re ordering black tea (unsweetened). It is truly a drink that is part of the United States southern culture..

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Sweet tea can be made in a large batch and kept in the refrigerator in case a visitor shows up. It is also perfect drink on a hot summer day. The culture of sweet tea is ingrained in the South and its history dates as far back as 1795 when the first tea plantations in the United States arrived in South Carolina.

If you’ve never made a of cup sweet tea before, you can begin today once you are done reading these, on this page you will find two recipes.

Classic Sweet Tea Recipe

  • Bring 4 cups of water to a roaring boil
  • Add 1.5 cups of sugar, stir until water is clear, then turn off the heat
  • Add four family-size tea bags. Give the tea bags a stir after putting them in.
  • Let tea bags sit in water for 20 minutes, then remove the bags.
  • Move sweet tea liquid from pot to a gallon container.
  • Fill the rest of the gallon container with cold water and stir

Southern Sweet Tea Recipe

This sweet tea is known as the house wine of the south.

Ingredients

  • Three cups water
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 family-size tea bags
  • 7 cups cold water

How to make Southern Sweet Tea

  1. Boil 3 cups of water in a saucepan, add tea bags and boil for a minute. Remove the saucepan from the heat, cover and steep for ten minutes.
  2. Remove the tea bags, add and stir sugar until it becomes completely dissolved. Pour the content into a 1-gal. container and put seven cups cold water. Serve with ice.

Read about White Tea and Inexperienced Tea

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