Serious Eats: Talk
As a small child in North Carolina visiting my grandmother in the summers, I recall how perfect her sweet tea was. She was paralyzed on her left side from a stroke, but could get out of her wheelchair and cook and prepare tea each day. Amazing. I took for granted what she could do since it was normal in my life and never asked her how she made her perfect tea. She died when I was 13 and her perfect tea recipe with her. I have tried all kinds of brewing times and ratios of bags to water. I have let it stand on the counter to cool and also in the fridge. It becomes clouded and off tasting and just isn't like Grandma's. Does anyone know what the magic trick is? I want to make tea like my grandmother makes before I die.