Southern Style Sweet Tea

Pam Snyder


If you've ever lived in the south then you know what "good" sweet tea tastes like. This is how the "southern side" of my family makes their tea. I personally don't like it this sweet so I only use half of what is called for and it's usually granulated Splenda an not sugar.


★★★★★ 3 votes

16 (makes 1 gallon)
5 Min
10 Min


  • 2 c
  • 1/2 gal
  • 1
    tray of ice cubes
  • 3
    family size tea bags or 6 regular size tea bags, we use lipton tea
  • 3 1/8 c
    cold water, or as needed

How to Make Southern Style Sweet Tea


  1. Pour the sugar into a large pitcher.
    Bring water to a boil in a large pan.
  2. When the water begins to boil, remove from the heat, and place the teabags in.
    Let steep for 5 to 6 minutes.
  3. Remove tea bags, and return tea to the heat...
    Bring just to a boil, then pour into the pitcher, and stir until the sugar is dissolved.
  4. Fill the pitcher half way with ice, and stir until most of it melts...
    Then fill the pitcher the rest of the way with cold water, and stir until blended.
  5. Note: If you are counting calories you can substitute the sugar with any sugar substitute.

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About Southern Style Sweet Tea

Course/Dish: Non-Alcoholic Drinks
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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