Southern Style Sweet Tea

1
Pam Snyder

By
@mpsnyder

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.

Rating:
★★★★★ 3 votes
Comments:
Serves:
16 (makes 1 gallon)
Prep:
5 Min
Cook:
10 Min

Ingredients

2 c
sugar
1/2 gal
water
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

Step-by-Step

  • 1Pour the sugar into a large pitcher.
    Bring water to a boil in a large pan.
  • 2When the water begins to boil, remove from the heat, and place the teabags in.
    Let steep for 5 to 6 minutes.
  • 3Remove 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.
  • 4Fill 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.
  • 5Note: 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