Southern Sweet Tea

Southern Living
Southern Sweet Tea Recipe
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia DeGaris Pursell
It's known as the house wine of the South, and every family has a signature brew.
Makes 10 cups


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3 cups water
2 family-size tea bags
3/4 cup sugar
7 cups cold water


Hands-on: 10 Minutes
Total: 26 Minutes

1. Bring 3 cups water to a boil in a saucepan; add tea bags. Boil 1 minute; remove from heat. Cover and steep 10 minutes.

2. Discard tea bags. Add sugar, stirring until dissolved. Pour into a 1-gal. container, and add 7 cups cold water. Serve over ice.

Created date

April 2011