Prep Time
5 Mins
Cook Time
5 Mins
Steep Time
10 Mins
Makes 2 1/2 qt.

If you like tea that's really sweet, add the full cup of sugar.


How to Make It

Step 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.

Step 2

Remove and discard tea bags. Add desired amount of sugar, stirring until dissolved.

Step 3

Pour into a 1-gal. container, and add 7 cups cold water. Serve over ice.

Step 4

Peach Iced Tea: Stir together 1 1/2 qt. Southern Sweet Tea made with 1/2 cup sugar; add 1 (8-oz.) bottle peach nectar and 1/4 cup lemon juice. Stir well. Serve over ice. Makes about 2 1/2 qt.

Step 5

Tea 'n' Lemonade: Stir together 2 qt. Southern Sweet Tea made with 1/2 cup sugar; add 1 cup thawed lemonade concentrate, and stir well. Serve over ice. Makes 2 1/4 qt.

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Ratings & Reviews

southnorth's Review

April 02, 2013
NEVER but NEVER boil water with the tea bag in it. Thats what makes it bitter!! Bring your water (quart) to a good rolling boil, remove from heat drop in 6-8 tea bags, put a top on loosely, cocked to the side, let steep up to 5-10 minutes. Pour into a container (GAL PLASTIC) with one and half cup of sugar stir till dissolved then add cold water to the top. omg SO GOOD!

Betelgirl's Review

May 19, 2009
This is delicious!! The recipe was VERY easy to make. I ended up making the whole thing in my teapot. Yum!