Southern Sweet Tea

Southern Sweet Tea Recipe

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Joyce Lowery


Tea is the wine of the south! Served with every meal. My mother used to make it by the gallon and we drank it all day long. Of course I had to be different, I don't like sugar in my tea. I think sugar messes up the tea flavor.


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15 Min
Stove Top


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  • 4
    family size tea bags
  • 1/4 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 c
  • ·

How to Make Southern Sweet Tea


  1. Bring 3 - 4 cups of water to a boil. Add the baking soda, then the tea bags.
  2. Remove from heat and cover. Allow to steep for at least 15 minutes.
  3. Add about 1 cup water to gallon jar. Then add sugar and stir until it is dissolved.
  4. Fill the jar with cold water. Serve over ice.

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About Southern Sweet Tea

Course/Dish: Non-Alcoholic Drinks
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: Southern

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