Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Lisa Powell Bailey Photo by: Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Lisa Powell Bailey

Slightly Sweet Tea

Southern Living APRIL 2009

  • Yield: Makes about 2 qt. (serving size: 1 cup)
  • Cook time:5 Minutes
  • Prep time:10 Minutes
  • Steep:10 Minutes


  • 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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 68
  • Fat: 0.0g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Protein: 0.1g
  • Carbohydrate: 18.6g
  • Fiber: 0.3g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.1mg
  • Sodium: 1mg
  • Calcium: 4mg

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