Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Buffy Hargett
Total Time
26 Mins
Yield
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. Pour into a 1-gal. container, and add 7 cups cold water. Serve over ice.

Step 3

Peach Iced Tea

Step 4

Prepare Southern Sweet Tea using 1/2 cup sugar. Stir together 1 1/2 qt. tea, 1 (46-oz.) bottle peach nectar, and 2 Tbsp. lemon juice. Serve over ice. Makes 3 qt.

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Ratings & Reviews

Tracy618's Review

BonBon1946
July 25, 2013
Having grown up in the South, I have to say this isn't exactly right. We always used more tea bags and 1.5 to 2 cups of sugar. Now that's "really sweet tea."

A bit weak and too sweet

karesmile
April 11, 2015
The method is good, however I always use 3 family size bags and 2/3 cup sugar.

CynthiaWake's Review

Cheriemoore
July 13, 2014
I always use Luzianne tea, it makes the best sweet tea.

jflemin's Review

Texasqt
July 28, 2013
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MendiSue's Review

honeybear
July 28, 2013
A cup of sugar for 10 cups of tea? That's too sweet even by Southern standards, LOL. I use one cup of sugar per gallon of tea, and it is still really sweet. A gallon only lasts 2 days at most in my house. (this recipe only calls for 10 cups of water total. There are 16 cups in a gallon)

Texasqt's Review

Tracy618
April 03, 2013
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kristann92's Review

ChelleyBones
November 20, 2012
I used the Tazo brand of black tea for this recipe with the full cup of sugar and it turned out great! Very refreshing

Cheriemoore's Review

jflemin
June 29, 2012
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BJStrickland's Review

kristann92
June 29, 2012
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BonBon1946's Review

MendiSue
June 29, 2012
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