My mother is a true southerner raised in the outskirts of Nashville, Tn.. I have enjoyed my share of fried food, corn bread, banana pudding and especially sweet tea! More times than not there was a jug steeping in the sun on our back porch. I never knew exactly how she made it, I just knew it was delicious! After a hot day of playing in the sun, there was nothing better than an ice-cold glass if sweet tea!
Soon powdered teas came along and it was just easier for her to mix a quick pitcher (she was a busy mother of four including a set of twins!). But, somehow it just wasn’t the same.
I am here to say…no more powdered teas, I want the real thing. But, with modern conveniences I can have my cake and eat it too! I can have the same taste I enjoyed so much as a kid quickly and easily using my Keurig brewer!1 Keurig Kcup black tea (I chose Twinings English Breakfast)
2 T sugar
1 lemon slice
- Start by filling a tall glass to the rim with ice.
- Next, put 2 T of sugar into a large measuring cup or anything with a pouring spout.
- Brew the Keurig Kcup black tea on the lowest water setting directly over the sugar.
- Stir until dissolved.
- Pour the tea/ sugar solution into the glass filled with ice. Allow the ice to melt for about 3 minutes and top off with more ice.
- Add a lemon slice, start saying y’all and enjoy!
I chose the Twinings English Breakfast simply because it is a Value Priced Keurig Kcup. However, for comparison’s sake, I decided to try a Twinings Pure Black Iced Kcup as well. The difference between the two is the amount of tea in the Kcup. Twinings Pure Black has more tea per Kcup resulting in a stronger brew.
It is very difficult to tell in the picture but, there is a slight bit more tea in the Pure Black Kcups but, would it make a difference in the brew results?
Maybe?? The difference is so minimal I don’t even know if it is noteworthy. The taste was pretty much the same as well. There was a slight bit more zing with the Pure Black but, nothing significant. My ruling…either one will work just fine!
I hope you enjoy this recipe, let me know how it turns out for you!
You may also like: