I'll confess it. I am not a tea drinker. And I grew up with a mom who used to make sun tea out on the back deck of our house. I can't remember who many times during my childhood there would be a huge jar or pitcher of tea out sitting in the sun.

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Bady Abbas/Unsplash

As much as she made, I just never drank it. Iced tea just wasn't my thing.

But, over the last few years, tea has become more adventurous and flavorful. And so I have I when it comes to tasting it. Though it's not my go-to, I will chug a big glass of peach tea when I get a chance. That stuff is delicious!

And this is too!

This week, for our weekly "What's Cookin'?" segment, Patty Millay, our resident southern belle of the kitchen, is serving up what she calls the World's Tastiest Tea.


OH MY GOODNESS!  This is the best tea I've ever had in my life!  I'm old and southern, so I'm pretty sure that my Mama put tea in my baby bottle.  I might have put it in my sons baby bottles as well.  Needless to say I am a tea snob and I've had good and bad teas over the years.

While traveling for business in Cleveland, there was a local restaurant that we hopped to for lunch frequently.  We'd order tea and we got apricot tea, raspberry tea, blackberry tea... all seriously lacking the sweetness we craved.  One day, I asked if I could go into the kitchen and show them how to make the tea we wanted.... and they said yes!  From that day on, we'd call a day in advance and tell them we were coming and they would follow my recipe and make sweet tea for us!

This was all fine until a few weeks ago, when I went to a Women's Guild event and was served this unique tea!  As we started our luncheon, my friends said you HAVE to figure out this tea and put it on the radio.  I asked a hostess and she gave me the basic ingredients but no measurements.  After some research and a few weeks of testing.... this is the BEST tea I've ever had!

Patty Millay
Patty Millay


Tea - you can use cold brew tea or instant

**Cold Brew is six bags per gallon or Instant Unsweet Tea is 1/2 cup per gallon of tea

3/4 cup Country Time Lemonade  mix

1 cup white sugar

1 cup white grape juice

The directions are incredibly easy. Just mix and serve!

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