Do you watch Duck Dynasty? Tonight is the premier of season 3!
My favorite character to watch is Uncle Si. Uncle Si is a sweet tea fanatic. He carries it with him wherever he goes.
Now, I was raised by a Southern woman, and she always has a glass of iced tea with her. One of my favorite memories is of my daughter, at age three, pointing to a glass of tea and saying, “Isn’t that Grandma Joan’s? She’s gonna want that.” By three years old she already knew: to know my mom is to know that she loves tea.
Maybe that is why I’m obsessed with knowing what sweet tea Uncle Si drinks. In fact, for months I’ve been tweeting Uncle Si in hopes that he would share his sweet tea recipe with me.
Unfortunately, Uncle Si has never responded. I’m left only imagining what is in that plastic cup and jug he carries.
And actually, I probably don’t really want to know. What if he buys that high fructose corn syrup overly sweetened junk with added caramel coloring and something called “gum acacia”?
My heart would break. I like to think of him drinking a traditional glass of classic homemade sweet tea. Preferably lovingly made by Kay.
Tonight is the premiere of Duck Dynasty, and if you watch, you know you need to have a glass of sweet tea ready. And since Uncle Si hasn’t shared his recipe, I’m going to share mine!
The Best Homemade Sweet Tea Recipe
- 2 cups boiling water
- 5 black tea bags
- 2 to 4 tablespoons honey
- 4 cups ice
- Pour boiling water into a large, heat-proof pitcher.
- Stir in 2 to 4 tablespoons of honey - or to taste. Stir until honey dissolves.
- Add the tea bags. Allow to steep 5 minutes. Remove tea bags and make certain to press out all tea.
- Add ice to pitcher. Allow ice to cool tea, then serve.
It really is that simple to make the best homemade sweet tea. So mix up a pitcher and enjoy!