Debby DeRousse Recipe

Southern Sweet Tea

By Debby DeRousse cakesbydebby

Recipe Rating:
 16 Ratings
Prep Time:
Cooking Method:
No-Cook or Other

Debby's Story

I love iced tea. I think I cut my teeth on iced tea. I drink it morning , noon and night.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Easy, easy, easy! This classic tea-brewing technique really takes us back to our Southern roots. Sweet tea done right!


3 c
family sized tea bags
1/2 - 1 c
7 c
cold water

Directions Step-By-Step

Bring 3 cups water to boil in a saucepan: add tea bags, boil 1 minute: remove from heat. Cover and let steep for 10 mintues.
Remove and discard tea bags. Add desired amount of sugar,stirring until dissolved. pour into 1 gallon container and add 7 cups of cold water. Serve over ice.
for Peach Iced tea, use recipe above using 1/2 cup sugar. Stir together 1 1/2 quarts of tea, 1 (46 oz.) bottle of peach nectar and 2 Tablespoons of lemon juice. Serve over ice

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Non-Alcoholic Drinks
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

  • Comments

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  • user
    Karen Smith smilin - Aug 27, 2010
    I've just started drinking tea, I didn't know they sold family size tea bags. In case I can't find them, how many regular size would you suggest would equal one family size tea bag.
  • user
    Debby DeRousse cakesbydebby - Aug 27, 2010
    You will be able to find them, Lipton make them, and Lusiane does too. Might even find some store brand ones but I use Lipton. I don't drink coffee or soda, just tea,even in the winter. Green tea is good too and good for you. Has antioxidents in them.
  • user
    Karen Smith smilin - Aug 27, 2010
    I am coffee drinker, and am trying hard to not drink pop, I was drinking about 4 a day am now down to about 4 a week. I was worried about finding the tea bags, I know in the south they drink a lot of tea so am figured it may be something more common there, but I am from the north... Michigan. I will try to find them, we have super Walmart now, maybe they might carry them.
  • user
    Bennie Shaw mamabennie - Aug 28, 2010
    Not only morning, noon and night, but Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring too. Love our tea. No coffee for me, but do like my diet coke (Sonic).
  • user
    leanne jinkins yumluver - Aug 28, 2010
    have you tried lipton peach? use 1 bag of peach, one bag of regular, and put mint leaves in. :-) i love my tea!!!