Summer has come to our region early this year and we have been in the upper 80's for weeks. We get a cooler day once in a while but the hot humid weather has settled in. It's going to be a long few months for this hot weather hater. When I was little, we drank sweet tea every day during warm weather and I still make it all the time.
For the tea, bring 10 cups of water and 1/4 tsp. of baking soda to a boil with 1 cup of sugar. Drop in 8 tea bags and steep. Squeeze 1 or 2 lemons into it and chill. Serve over lots of ice. * The baking soda keeps the tea crystal clear.