Debby DeRousse Recipe

Southern Sweet Tea

By Debby DeRousse gma07

Prep Time:
No-Cook or Other

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 (roughly 8 regular 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

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S DeBurst cjsmamaNikki
Jun 29, 2015
Perfect! It's not watered down nor does it have a bitter taste like some sweet tea recipes. Just good southern sweet tea. It is also splendid for making Arnold Palmer's.
Nancy Cook ladyinthekitchen
Jun 13, 2015
Not if you use a straw....which I would definitely recommend. I also use a straw for coffee.
Connie Spangler Oliver CL0
Jun 13, 2015
IF some of you drink as much TEA as you say you do, I'm sure you notice how yellow it makes your teeth. ~ ( just an FYI from a former Dental Tech)
Bennie Shaw mamabennie
Jun 13, 2015
Awww Sandra you're OK really! We have a man working on our roof as I type and I asked him if he would like a drink. He said "have you got any unsweet tea"? So there, you are not alone. I came in and made him some tea, w/Cains tea bags, the best.
Sandra Cale santasandra
Jun 12, 2015
I know Bennie, I'm not