southern sweet tea

★★★★★ 20
a recipe by
Debby DeRousse
Houston, TX

I love iced tea. I think I cut my teeth on iced tea. I drink it morning , noon and night.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Easy, easy, easy! This classic tea-brewing technique really takes us back to our Southern roots. Sweet tea done right!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 20
prep time 5 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For southern sweet tea

  • 3 c
  • 2
    family sized tea bags (roughly 8 regular tea bags)
  • 1/2 - 1 c
  • 7 c
    cold water

How To Make southern sweet tea

  • 1
    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.
  • 2
    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.
  • 3
    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