What’s In The Packet?
vegan. gluten free. 100% natural.
no preservatives or additives. specialist blend. hand-packaged
With its strong, robust flavour, American Sweet Tea is perfectly finished in the traditional way – delectably sweet. If you aren’t a fan of sugar, replace it with your natural sweetener of choice (just ensure it’s melted into the brew while it’s still hot). For a traditional touch, add a squeeze of lemon, and add a new twist to each brew by infusing it with different seasonal fruits.
In a tall glass or mason jar filled with ice – in true southern style. Keep a pitcher in the fridge, ready and waiting to share with family and friends. Garnish with round lemon slices, seasonal fruit, or a few sprigs of fresh mint for an extra cooling kick. And if you have a front porch, it’s the place to be with your American Sweet Tea!
Its own wonderful self or any of your favourite meals! Traditionally, this tea is paired with lunch and dinner, often replacing soda (aka soft drinks). In America’s south, sweet tea is a classic companion to southern fried chicken, fish fries, and the famous southern-style barbeque.
In its southern homeland, where the summers are long and the winters less harsh, sweet tea is served all year-round. Use it to liven up meals and any moment of the day that calls for refreshment. Just be prepared for a late night buzz if you consume it in the evening!
For the brave hearts
1 – 2 tsp per cup
Steep 3 – 5 min
Add ½ cup of water to a saucepan. Bring to a rolling boil. Add sugar to taste (optional). Add 1 – 2 tsp of tea. Boil for 1 min. Remove from heat. Steep for 3 – 5 min. Strain into cup. Top with ½ cup of ambient water. Serve chilled over ice.
Brew it the traditional American way
To make 1 L pitcher of iced tea, add 1 cup of freshly drawn ambient water to a saucepan. Bring to a close boil - heat water to just under 100°C;. If sweetening, add the sugar at this point to ensure it dissolves. Southern Americans love their tea really sweet! Now bring the water to a rolling boil. Add 2 tbsp of tea. Boil for 1 min. Remove from heat. Add a pinch of bicarb soda (optional step to prevent the tea from clouding). Steep for 3 – 5 min. Strain into glass jug or tea pitcher. Top with 3 cups of freshly drawn ambient water. To serve, squeeze a wedge of lemon into your cup, fill to brim with ice and pour the tea. Best served in a tall glass cup or mason jar. Garnish with round lemon slices and a few sprigs of fresh mint for an extra refreshing kick. Perfect for keeping in the fridge for guests. To add a new twist try combining with your favourite seasonal fruit.