Southern Sweet Tea

Sweet tea is the quintessential Southern beverage—and the sweeter, the better!


Makes 1 gallon

Recipe from

Southern Living


6 cups boiling water
4 family-size tea bags
1 to 1 1/2 cups sugar


Pour boiling water over tea bags; cover and steep 5 minutes. Stir in 1 to 1 1/2 cups sugar. Pour into a 1-gallon pitcher, and add enough water to fill pitcher. Serve over ice in glasses. Add a lemon slice or mint sprig to each serving, if desired.

April 2004
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