Southern Sweet Tea

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

Yield: Makes 1 gallon
Recipe from Southern Living

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


  1. 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.
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