Happy national iced tea day! I am from Texas and if there's one thing we all know, we love some sweet iced tea! It might sound strange coming from me, because I am not a hot tea drinker, it's awful, but I do love some sweet iced tea. In honor of this holiday, I decided to spill the tea (only not really because my grandma would not like that all) and share my grandma's iced tea recipe.

Anyone else's grandma just make the best iced tea ever? I knew that going to my grandma's house meant that I would get a glass of some delicious tea. Does McDonald's have some good sweet tea? Hell yeah. Does Chick-Fil-A have delicious sweet tea? Oh, hell yeah! But none, and I mean, none, compare to my grandma's tea. Maybe it's the fond memories I have of my summer's at my grandma's house, maybe it's the full cup of sugar she would put in it, but when I drink the tea, it's like being hugged by Grandma herself!

For this recipe you will need to fill a jug with water. The jug should look something like this:

Judith Bicking

That's about a gallon. You will also need 4 to 6 teabags (depending on how strong you want it). Place it outside where sunlight will directly hit it. Leave out in the sunlight for about 3 to 5 hours, you may need to move the jug as the sunlight moves. When you bring it in, while it is still warm add a cup of sugar. Yes, a WHOLE CUP. Pour over some ice and it's done! It may sit in the fridge for about two days, but trust me, it won't last that long! And that's how you make my Grandma's iced tea!