Pinterest Challenge - Day 24 - The Perfect UnSweet Tea

Day 24 Pinspiration - Click here for a link to my pin

Gotta give credit where credit is due - this pin came from Craving Comfort.

My Version - The Perfect UnSweet Tea

I love sweet tea BUT my husband does not - he's crazy.  He likes his unsweet so when I make tea, I make it unsweet and add sweet n' low or sugar to my glass.  But this pin really intrigued me because of the so called "Secret Ingredient" - Baking Soda.

So I was making tea tonight and decided to see what all the hype was about.  I halfed the recipe that was listed on Craving Comfort and made it without the sugar.

Boil the water!

Add 1/8 teaspoon of baking soda and 3 tea bags to your pitcher.

Pour in boiling water and let steep covered for 15 minutes.

Take out the tea bags and fill to the top with water.

 Pour a glass and add sweetener and lemon - that's how I like mine :)

So was it the PERFECT tea?  It was good tea, a little stronger than tea that you make according to the directions on the box but it isn't anything that I would rave about.  Maybe with the sugar it's a lot better.  And I still have no idea how the baking soda makes a difference - my theories - makes the tea less bitter?  Helps sugar dissolve?  Makes the tea clearer?  Oh well...if anyone else knows what it does, let me know!

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  1. This recipe looks delecious! We argue over which is better, unweet or sweet at my house too. I'll have to try this one soon!

  2. I have this pinned to try out, too! We're in the same boat over here; husband likes unsweetened and I wouldn't dream of drinking my tea without some sugar!

  3. I pinned this too. I was wondering the same thing! How can such a tiny amount of baking soda make the perfect sweet tea?

  4. Interesting!! I've never heard of this. I need to try it now!!

  5. I saw this on Pinterest and wondered, Baking Soda? why?

  6. I love sweet tea! Being that I live in SoCal, it isnt very popular. What does the baking soda do??