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Sweet tea glassesI was strolling through the shops at The Cajun Village yesterday, snapping pictures for the website and our Facebook page, when I stumbled upon a set of antique, Wisteria-etched “Shirley Sweet Tea” glasses at C & C Treasures. As you can see in the picture above, they are quite beautiful. Now that spring has finally arrived and is here to stay in Louisiana, the set of 6 glasses can and should be put to good use. Few things are more delicious and refreshing on a hot summer’s day than an ice cold glass of sweet tea. SO, here’s a simple sweet tea recipe for you to enjoy as the weather gets warmer. I hope you have some pretty sweet tea glasses like the ones at C & C Treasures to enjoy them in!

Sweet Tea

4 regular tea bags
1 qt boiling water
1 1/2-2 cups sugar
2 qts. cold water
1 lemon, cut into wedges
Several sprigs fresh mint


1. Boil 1 qt. of water. Once water comes to a boil, add tea bags and turn burner off. Cover and steep for 15 minutes.

2. Take out the tea bags and do not squeeze them.

3. Pour the tea mixture into a 3-4 quart pitcher; add the sugar. Stir until the sugar is dissolved.

4.Add in the cold water.

5. Let cool; chill in the refrigerator and serve over ice. Garnish with a lemon wedge OR fresh sprigs of mint from your garden.