Great-Tasting Southern Iced Tea (with Splenda)

Pat Morris


I grew up on Iced Tea using this recipe. But we made it with sugar then. Being a Southern girl (okay, I guess I am too old to be called a girl.), I love Iced Tea –year round.

True Southern Tea is served with a glass full of ice (Don’t serve it with just a couple ice cubes –like some restaurants do. “FILL” the glass with ice then pour the tea over the ice. As the ice settles down, you can add more ice to fill the glass.

Southern tea is also really sweet. You can adjust the sugar (Splenda) to suit your taste. Just follow my other directions to a "T" & you'll always have great tea.


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  • 4 large
    tetley iced tea blend (larger round ones from a 24 count box) tea bags (or 8 small)
  • 1 1/2 c
    splenda (or sugar) -i have cut mine down to 1 1/4 cups
  • 1 qt

How to Make Great-Tasting Southern Iced Tea (with Splenda)


  1. Pour the sugar in a 2 quart glass or plastic pitcher. Set aside.
  2. Place 1 quart water in large pot on stove top burner set on medium-high heat.
  3. Add the tea bags to water.
  4. Bring water just to the point where small bubbles begin to form around edge of pot. Do not bring to a full boil.**
  5. Remove from heat and discard tea bags.
  6. Pour hot tea in pitcher containing sugar. Mix well until all sugar is dissolved.
  7. Add one tray of ice (or 14 large cubes). Stir.
  8. Add water from tap to bring water level to within 4 inches of top of pitcher.
  9. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes

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