Southern Sweet Tea

A sweet southern delight to enjoy on those hot summer days. Crisp and cold that feels good on the tongue.


2 quarts water, divided
1/2 cup sugar or stevia (more if desired)
6-10 standard tea bags or 4-6 large tea bags
mint leaves, sliced oranges or lemons


Boil 1 quart of water with sugar to dissolve sugar. Remove from heat and add tea bags, steeping 3-5 minutes. Remove tea bags and pour into half gallon pitcher. Add remaining 1 quart of water and ice to fill. Add mint or citrus for added refreshment.

Cooking & Recipes


Makes 1 half gallon

Preparation Time: 

5 minutes

Start to Finish Time: 

15 minutes


Lenore O'Rourke

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