Slightly Sweet Tea

Slightly Sweet TeaRecipe
Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Lisa Powell Bailey


Makes about 2 qt. (serving size: 1 cup)

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 5 Minutes
Steep: 10 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 68
Fat 0.0 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 0.1 g
Carbohydrate 18.6 g
Fiber 0.3 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.1 mg
Sodium 1 mg
Calcium 4 mg


4 cups water
7 green tea bags
1/2 cup honey
4 cups cold water
1 navel orange, cut into wedges
1 lime, cut into wedges


1. Bring 4 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan; add tea bags. Boil 1 minute; remove from heat. Cover and steep 10 minutes. Remove and discard tea bags.

2. Stir in honey. Pour into a 2-qt. pitcher; stir in 4 cups cold water and orange and lime wedges. Serve over ice.

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Bigelow Green Tea.